Visit, View & Meet
over 30 artists from Sturgeon Bay, WI
Artist: Michael Doerr
Welcome to our Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl website! Here is a brief history of what has become a beloved tradition in Door County, WI…
The first Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl was held in November of 2007, the weekend before Thanksgiving, and has continued on that weekend ever since.
The event was the October brainchild of four artist friends who wanted to present their artwork to the public. Even with only word-of-mouth advertising and a small postcard mailing, that first Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl proved a big success.
The following year the number of artists doubled and the planning started much earlier: September!
The Crawl has grown and changed over the years; the number of artists is up to over 30 this year who show work from paintings and woodworking to ceramics and photography. Other changes over the years: the number and geographic range of visitors has steadily increased, the Crawl produces an annual brochure, invests in advertising, gives away an original artwork as a door prize, promotes the event on social media, and helps support young artists. But all along one part of the mission has stayed the same – welcoming the public into the artists’ home studios and galleries so that visitors can experience the artwork where it is made and engage in conversation with the artists.
We hope you can take part in this and future Sturgeon Bay Art Crawls whether in person or by following us through our website or Facebook page, “Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl.” You may also contact us and provide us with your email and mailing addresses for further correspondence.
Thank you for your interest and your love of art!