By Tom Jordan
Our entire Peninsula is blessed with some of the finest artists in the entire Midwest. But the heart of all this fine art, emanates from its hub, Sturgeon Bay. Sturgeon Bay itself is the largest defined area in the entire county. It sweeps from County MM in the south to the edge of Bailey’s Harbor in the north. In that area you will find art of every variety, ranging from fine art, weaving, glass, blacksmithing, wood crafting, live, original music, and live theatre, year-round, and so much more. And let’s be sure to include the Miller Art Museum, which has been called one of the finest small museums in the Midwest.
Also, most of Sturgeon Bay artists are open year-round. In addition to all the fine artists working in their studios, you’ll find the glass being blown at Popelka, the sparks flying at Ric Furrer’s blacksmith shop and lively performances at the
Third Avenue Playhouse and Rogue Theatre. Stop by any Thursday night at the Tambourine Lounge next to the Holiday motel and enjoy the open-mike with area singer-songwriters.
All in all, when you consider the art of Door County, you’ll find the heart in Sturgeon Bay.