Visit, View & Meet
38 artists from Sturgeon Bay, WI
Welcome to our Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl website! Here is a brief history of the well-loved tradition, an annual event in the hub of scenic Door County, WI…
The first Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl was held in November, 2007, the brainchild of four artist friends who wanted to present their artwork for sale in the winter off-season. With only a month to prepare, they set a date to open their doors to the public. A small postcard mailing and a supportive community propelled that first Art Crawl to success.
The next year the artists gave themselves two months to plan and doubled in size. Within a few years the size and scope of the Art Crawl kept expanding as more Sturgeon Bay artists and galleries were invited to join.
The Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl now boasts almost 40 artists showing artwork in their homes, galleries, and other venues. We create ceramics, drawings, jewelry, paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking. The artists and sites have changed over the years. In 2023 we added a one-day Summer Art Crawl in July along with moving our regular Art Crawl dates forward to October 21 and 22. But the important things have stayed the same: all the artists live and exhibit within the Sturgeon Bay/54235 boundaries, we include a mission of supporting young artists, and we welcome the public into the artists’ home studios and galleries at no charge. Visitors get to experience the artwork where it is made and engage in conversation with the artists. We continue to hold a Kick-Off Party the Friday night of the Art Crawl weekend with refreshments and camaraderie.
We hope you can join us October 21 and 22, 2023, visiting venues in any order your choose. You can learn more about us and our work here on the website and also on our Facebook page, “Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl.
Thank you for sharing our love of art!