In addition to the breathtaking scenery and unforgettable cuisine, Door County is also home to a rich art culture! Artists and art lovers alike flock to the peninsula for inspiration and to explore the many art galleries scattered throughout the region’s towns. Each Door County art gallery presents original works and stunning diversity that will appeal to all kinds of art lovers. While we highly encourage you to visit as many as possible, we have compiled a short list of some of our favorite galleries that you won’t want to miss!
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Where to Experience the Best Door County Art
Water Street Gallery
The Water Street Gallery, in Ephraim, WI displays works of art only created by Door County artists. In addition to original paintings and canvas transfers, you will also be able to shop for unique antiques and ship models. They also have another location in Fish Creek known as Art of Door County!
Edgewood Orchard Galleries
This fascinating gallery is built into a historic fruit barn from 1918, exhibiting a rustic and tranquil charm. Since 1969, Edgewood Orchard in Fish Creek, WI has grown to become one of the nation’s most respected art galleries. You will love the carefully selected paintings, sculptures, glasswork, jewelry, and more. Please note that this gallery is open until mid-October and then reopens for another season in May.
Blue Dolphin House Studios
Showcasing a fun side to the contemporary lifestyle, Blue Dolphin House Studios reflects vibrant colors and quality designs in each piece of art. Whether you are viewing stunning ceramics, elaborate collages, or outstanding stone carvings, you will always discover something new and beautiful. The gallery is also housed in a charming 1860’s log structure, adding to the location’s eclectic atmosphere.
Cottage Row Gallery
This one-of-a-kind Door County art gallery is set in a lovely renovated barn. Cottage Row features the artwork of many talented local artists and even produces their work into prints, notecards, and postcards that you may take home. They are also a custom framing shop, so you may have your prints framed just the way you like it!
Create Your Own Masterpiece at a Door County Art Class
The Peninsula School of Art provides over 150 workshops for people of all ages to sharpen their artistic skills. Taking an art class is a fun and relaxing activity, and you have a nearly endless amount of options. Learn to draw or paint like a pro, understand the basics of photography, or craft your own ceramics and jewelry. It’s a great date idea and gives you something of your own to take home as a souvenir.
Immerse in the Door County Art Culture During Your Stay With The Ashbrooke
Located in the heart of Door County, our beautiful adults-only hotel is perfect for your relaxing getaway to the peninsula. Not only will you be just minutes from all the art galleries and many other attractions, but there is much to enjoy from the comforts of your accommodation. Enjoy peaceful privacy in our grand rooms and suites, take advantage of our quality amenities, or revel in one of our tempting vacation specials. Whatever you decide to do, your stay with us is sure to be a getaway you won’t soon forget! Book your stay today! Don’t forget to claim your free copy of our Door County Vacation Guide for the best local recommendations.