Arts & Entertainment
Door County is a nationally recognized arts destination for both performing and visual arts, and home to artists internationally famous for their creative work. A number of visual artists share their artwork with the visitors, art collectors and aficionados in galleries and shops in Sister Bay. Browse the artwork and discover their stories about each labor of love produced by these creative people.
When night falls, local theater productions and world-class symphonic music take the stage to perform magic before your eyes and enthrall your ears. Stay in Sister Bay, and enjoy the short evening trips to such venues as the outdoor stages of American Folklore Theatre in Peninsula State Park and Peninsula Players; relish in the sounds of Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Midsummer’s Music Festival and the Peninsula Music Festival.
Looking to learn or further explore an art interest of you own? Sister Bay is a short hop to such creativity-inspiring venues as The Clearing Folk School and Peninsula School of Art, where you can indulge and enhance your creativity by taking a class or two at each school’s beautiful campus.
Marking our 42nd year, Door County’s unique summer concert venue holds concerts from mid-June through mid-August, featuring nationally known musicians in Percussion & Steel Band, Symphony, Jazz and Vocal Jazz. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the renovated Dutton Concert Barn with preconcert music at 7:00pm. Picnic grove available. Campus tours available. Inquire … continue reading →
The Corner of the Past Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm Memorial Day Weekend – Fall Festival (end of May, to mid-October). A lively Farmers Market and hands on Heritage Programs are held at the Corner of the Past each Saturday from 8 am until noon beginning the 3rd weekend of June through mid-October. Immerse yourself in Sister … continue reading →
Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is Door County’s year-round, indoor venue for the performing arts, big-name entertainment, cultural opportunities, exhibits, movies, community events, and lectures. DCA events are presented by a diverse mix of professionals, community groups, regional talent, and student artists. In recent years, our state-of-the-art concert … continue reading →
Ahoy! Enjoy tales of bold ship captains, brave seaman, rugged fishermen, stalwart lighthouse keepers, and much, much more—sea stories abound! The Door County Maritime Museum offers three unique visitor experiences—museums in Gills Rock, Sturgeon Bay and the Cana Island Lighthouse near Baileys Harbor. Start with us, and everything else you do during your visit will … continue reading →
Heartwarming Original Musical Comedies Under the Stars! Northern Sky presents affordable shows for all ages in rotating repertory outdoors at Peninsula State Park Amphitheater in Fish Creek June 14 – August 26, including the world premiere of “Oklahoma in Wisconsin” a doo-woppin’, fish boilin’ good time. Northern Sky performs in a scenic, 650-seat amphitheater in … continue reading →
Where the sun sets, the curtain rises and the stars shine. Discover Door County’s professional theatrical treasure, presenting Broadway-quality comedies, dramas and musicals for 83 seasons. Enjoy a truly unforgettable theatrical experience and discover why visitors and locals alike delight in the renowned artistic company and picturesque setting. The 2018 season … continue reading →
Students and art appreciators of all ages discover the beauty of fine art within our garden setting. Nationally recognized artist educators guide students in 1 – 5 day workshops for all levels. Age appropriate and fun summer curriculum for children ages 3 1/2 to 17- year olds. Compelling exhibitions and special events, like our Door County Plein Air Festival, enhance … continue reading →
Discover for yourself why Third Avenue Playhouse is the only Door County theatre ranked as one of Wisconsin’s” Top Ten” professional theatres by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. TAP presents riveting performances of comedies, dramas, musicals and opera in it’s unique Studio Theater space, bringing audiences face-to-face with powerful stories by creating the most intimate theatrical … continue reading →
One-of-a-kind, exquisite etched glassware for all your special occasions. Custom orders for weddings, anniversaries, holidays, and birthdays. We have over 25 years of design and etching experience. Professional quality starting at $15 and up. Outstanding customer service. Our promise is quality. Our gift shop includes custom pet portraits, hand painted Christmas ornaments, hand carved … continue reading →
Go north to Ellison Bay to enjoy the best view in Door County. Rich in the tradition of arts and crafts, Ellison Bay is home to artist studios/galleries that feature pottery, original paintings, photography, wearable art and handmade leather items. There are also cultural galleries, a cider house and a folk school. Jeanne and David … continue reading →
Gallery features hand-carved woodcarvings and oil paintings by David Frykman, Door County nature photography by Heather Harle Frykman and Lucas Frykman, and stoneware pottery and sculpture by Steve Jorgenson. Open daily May through Oct. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Weekends in winter. Hours vary; open by appointment as well. 2566 S. … continue reading →
With a design reminiscent of Wisconsin’s historic round barns, the two-story gallery presents exhibitions of nationally and internationally recognized artists’ works. With art education themes as the focus, the process behind works on display is revealed through educational materials that include video presentations. The artwork, which is available for purchase, explores genres that range from traditional to cutting edge. 3900 County F, Fish Creek … continue reading →
Family owned and operated since 1972. Come see Carol for your signage needs! Truck lettering, wood, metal, sandblasted and computer-generated vinyl letters. Graphic design services available. Visit the gallery and see the collection of hand painted Hex Signs and mini barn quilts. Check out new signs in the gallery and online. Hours: Daily 10 a.m.- 3 … continue reading →
If you desire eye candy, Pipka’s — a gallery housed in a storybook cottage in the heart of Sister Bay — offers rare treats. Among the treasures are original paintings, handmade gifts and accessories, detailed assemblages of vintage finds, Pipka’s Private Collection limited edition Santas and Christmas figurines, inspirational books for all ages, special blend … continue reading →
Silver Birch is a gift and home decor store in the heart of uptown Sister Bay which features beautiful, unique and gifts from all over the world. There are one of a kind gifts to be found for everyone at Silver Birch. We look forward to welcoming you to Sister Bay. 2428 S. Bay … continue reading →
Turtle Ridge is a destination gallery/boutique featuring the designs of Mary Ellen Sisulak and a small team of highly trained artisans. Handmade Leather Bags The Turtle Ridge brand is best known for signature limited edition handbags from the ﬁnest domestic and Italian leathers. Mary Ellen designs a range of leather bags from briefcases to small … continue reading →