PEBBLE BEACH AND SCHOOLHOUSE BEACH

There are only five special beaches world-wide that have scattered soft and smooth, perfect rocks for skipping.  The small rocks were glacier polished over thousands of years and each are small geological treasures.  The interesting thing, two of the five beaches are in Door County.  One on Washington Island at 1860 Schoolhouse Beach Road and the second at 10599 Pebble Beach Road in Sister Bay.  Well worth a trip, but remember, do not take any of the precious stones or you will get fined!

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2021 RED PUTTER MINI GOLF PRO TOURNAMENT

Get ready for the the 19th annual Red Putter Pro Tournament on August 7.   Golfers may enter the Red Putter Pro Tournament for a fee of $30 and must pre-qualify with a score under par on the course.  This just isn’t mini golf, we are talking a very competitive tournament with first place winning $2,000, a trophy and the Red Jacket!  Second place, $500 and a trophy, Third Place, $100 and a trophy.  

See you on the course!

 

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30th ANNUAL WOODEN BOAT SHOW

August 14 and 15, checkout the beautiful boats on the Sturgeon Bay waterfront.  All sorts of boats will be on display ranging from sailboats, fiberglass classics to mahogany runabouts, and canoes, kayaks.  

Registered boaters showcase their boats for the weekend and compete for awards and ribbons. Boats are displayed on the Maritime Museum grounds, along the waterfront and the lawn.  It’s a good chance to see the tallest building in Door County too!  Located at the Maritime Museum.

The Festival also has a very competitive Sikaflex Build-A-Boat Challenge. Watch as 2-person teams work with limited materials on Saturday to craft a one-of-a-kind boat that will float during the “sea trials” on Sunday…fingers crossed!

Festival hours are 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday, plus food and drinks.  The Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is a great time for all ages on Sturgeon Bay’s west waterfront.

On a side note, I experience a wooden boat show in Madison.  It was a great experience, except for the hail!  🙁

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DOOR COUNTY PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

The Door County Plein Air Festival presented by Peninsula School of Art is back! The tradition of outdoor painting with some of the finest painters from across the country will be participating in the festival.   Thirty-four artists will capture the beauty of the Door County.  It is a very special event that you don’t want to miss!

Events: July 25-31, 2021
Exhibition through August 14, 2021 31

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

July 25 – 31, 2021

SUNDAY
JULY 25, 2021
10:00AM – 5:00PM
SMALL WORKS SHOWCASE & SALE
View the 2021 Small Works Showcase on the grounds of PenArt. Put your name in the hat to purchase one these small gems by the 2021 invited artists. Palette Pass holders may pick up their badges and welcome bags.
 
MONDAY
JULY 26, 2021
11:00AM – 2:00PM
ARTISTS PAINT DOOR COUNTY
Free to the public.
Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek and Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery, Fish Creek
2:00 – 4:00PM
TEA AND TALK WITH THE ARTISTS
Palette Pass Exclusive
Join us for a beverage and treat on the PenArt campus. Meet the new 2021 invited artists during an intimate Q&A.
 
TUESDAY
JULY 27, 2021
11:00AM-2:00PM
ARTISTS PAINT DOOR COUNTY
Free to the public
The Farm, Sturgeon Bay, and The Garden Door – UW Extension Gardens, Sturgeon Bay
6:00PM – DARK
SIP AND STROLL SUNSET PAINT OUT
Free to the public – Special Palette Pass offerings
Grab a drink and stroll Sister Bay’s waterfront and downtown to see all 2021 invited artists paint on location. All artists will bring their completed paintings to the lawn of the Dorr Hotel for viewing.
 
WEDNESDAY
JULY 28, 2021
11:00AM-2:00PM
ARTISTS PAINT DOOR COUNTY
Free to the public
Woodwalk Gallery, Egg Harbor, and Plum Bottom Gallery, Egg Harbor
 
THURSDAY
JULY 29, 2021
11:00AM – 2:00PM
ARTISTS PAINT DOOR COUNTY
Free to the public
Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, and DC Brewing Co, Baileys Harbor
3:00 – 4:00PM
LECTURE WITH THE FESTIVAL JUDGE
Tickets $10 | Free for Palette Pass holders
Join the 2021 Door County Plein Air Festival Judge Kelly Kane, editor-in-chief of PleinAir Magazine for an informative talk on the art of plein air painting. Limited outdoor seating. Pre-registration suggested.
 
FRIDAY
JULY 30, 2021
ALL DAY
GALLERY CLOSED
No public viewing
PenArt’s gallery is closed during the day in preparation for Friday evening’s Collector’s Preview.
5:00 – 8:30PM
COLLECTOR’S PREVIEW
Palette Pass Exclusive
Enjoy a socially-distanced evening with food, beverage and live music; small group viewings of the Festival works; and the opportunity to purchase paintings via silent auction before the public opening on Saturday.
 
SATURDAY
JULY 31, 2021
9:00 – 11:00AM
QUICK PAINT
Free to the public
Watch the 2021 invited artists complete a painting from start to finish during the fast-paced Quick Paint along the streets and shoreline of Fish Creek.
9:00AM
KIDS’ PAINT
Free | First Come – First Serve
Kids can join in the excitement of the Quick Paint too! Stop by PenArt to pick up your grab-n-go art kit and share your results in our newly completed children’s gallery.
NOON – 6:00PM
OPEN DOOR CELEBRATION
Free to the public – Priority viewing for Palette Pass holders
We’re throwing open the doors on our newly renovated campus! View fresh works in the gallery, tour the campus, enjoy an ice cream treat and take home a piece of Door County on canvas. All works for sale.
NOON – 2:00PM
QUICK PAINT SILENT AUCTION
Free to the Public
View the results of the morning’s Quick Paint in Fish Creek and bid to purchase a painting via silent auction.
For further information go to:  peninsulaschoolofart.org
 
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A FUN FIND!

A few days ago I had some friends visiting from Madison and we stopped in the PEARL WINE COTTAGE in Ephraim.  It is a charming cottage with wonderful wines and small plates.  It was truly an unexpected place!  

The Pearl is housed in an early-1900s cottage owned by Manique and Lars.  Lars’ parents, owned the Hanseatic Art Gallery next door.  Manique and Lars returned to Lars’ hometown of Ephraim in 2018 after raising their two sons in Portland, Oregon where Lars owned a photography business and Manique was a wine lead for Providore Fine Foods.  While in Portland, Manique study of wine earning her Level 2 and Level 3 awards in Wine and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust which is headquartered in London.  You can say, she knows her wines!

I hope you enjoy the Pearl as much as I did.   It is located at 3058 Church Street in Ephraim.  Worth the stop!

 

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