It is so exciting to see my home county, Door County, WI, featured in the latest edition of American Craft. Those who have visited know its natural beauty, accessible through five gorgeous state parks, miles of shoreline and many nature preserves.
It also has a thriving art and craft scene with many galleries and artists studios. It’s fantastic to see it getting national recognition.
Fourteen years ago, when my husband and I decided we wanted to move back to midwest, where we grew up, Door County immediately came to mind as a possible home. I knew it to be a haven for artists. After living in Missoula, MT and the Cascade mountains in Oregon we’d been pretty spoiled by ready access to nature. We traded mountains for water and have loved our home here ever since.
Inside the magazine is a map of the county highlighting some great stops. Cappaert Contempory, which represents my work, is number five on the map. It opens for season in May. Owner Ginnie Cappaert, is a wonderful painter and all-around lovely person–it’s a joy to have her represent my work.
There are 13 art stops listed on a map of the peninsula in American Craft (Cappaert Contemporary is #5). In addition, there are many other galleries and artists studios open for visitors.
Check it out. I’ve no doubt you’ll fall in love with our beautiful, creative county!