Sturgeon Bay… Hotspot for Art, Artists, and Galleries

Sturgeon Bay, the gateway to Door County has become an exciting art destination in recent years.

With over a dozen galleries downtown showcasing work by local artists, it offers a vibrant arts and culture scene perfect for a weekend getaway. You can discover paintings, glass, pottery, jewelry and more without traveling up the peninsula. Sturgeon Bay’s natural beauty and thriving creative community centered around its galleries and exhibits provides an abundance of art to explore right in town.

Art lovers focus here from far and near…

The Hours Gallery in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Start your tour at The Hours Gallery and experience a new generation of contemporary art in Door County.
  • Next, head over to The Brian Pier Gallery, an award-winning artist with an impressionist style.
  • Be sure to grab breakfast or lunch at Get Real Cafe Gallery, which features the art of Kandy Otto.
  • Afterwards, go to ARTicipation to see an eclectic mix of artists from the Midwest, and be sure to ask about their art classes.
  • Cross the historic Steel Bridge to the former Advocate Building, now the home of Margaret Lockwood Gallery. Her abstract work interprets the beautiful landscapes of Door County.
  • Shan Bryan-Hanson Studio features mixed media works.
  • The M Anderson Gallery finds inspiration from the shorelines of Door County.
  • Next, visit the Popelka Trenchard Fine Art Gallery & Glass Studio for live, glassblowing demos.
  • Check out the Miller Art Museum on Louisiana Street which features works by Door County artists and from the greater Midwest.
  • You could spend a day on 3rd Avenue to visit: M3, The Pearl, SŌMI, Avenue Art on 3rd, Between Two Bridges, Audrey Off Gallery and Plum Bottom Gallery.
  • Around the corner and up Jefferson check out the Art Shed and Mona Lucy.
  • Established expert framer, Janine Buechner located on 4th Avenue is adding her own block printing and glass jewelry creations to her framing space.
  • An outlier on the map, but worth the drive north along Bayshore Drive in Sturgeon Bay, is Mike Judy Art.

Make sure to confirm the open hours of the various galleries as times may change depending on the day of the week, staffing, and the season at hand. 

Worth a visit, when you have time to savor the flavor…

GallerySocial MediaLocationContactDescription
Art ShedArt Shed Facebook 517B Jefferson Street(920) 559-9798
Contemporary art and photography.
ARTicipationARTicipation Facebook10 E Oak StreetEclectic mix of artists from the mid-west and art courses.
Audrey Off Gallery & Framery40 N 3rd Avenue(920) 743-2259Watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed-media art
Avenue Art & Co. on 3rdAvenue Art & Co. on 3rd Facebook3rd Avenue(920) 734-7710
Regional original art and custom framing design
Blue Moon Framery & GalleryBlue Moon Framery & Gallery217 N. 4th Avenue, Suite 18(920) 345-2583Janine Buechner specializes in linoleum block printing that are illustrations of her life in Door County. She also makes beach glass jewelry collected from DC beaches.
Brian Pier GalleryForever Grateful Boutique & Brian Pier Gallery20 S Madison Ave‭(262) 358-2348‬Brian Pier (1 of 4) winner of the First Annual “Art in the Door” Contest Door County, 2023 and more.
Get Real Cafe Art GalleryGet Real Cafe Art Gallery43 S Madison Ave(920) 818-1455Featuring the art of Kandy Otto and others. Dine and buy art!
Kandy’s direct phone: 414-704-7329 email:
The Hours GalleryHours Gallery Facebook41 W Maple StreetGenessis Lopez, a new generation of art in Door County, contemporary
M Anderson GalleryM Anderson Gallery M Anderson Gallery44 S 2nd Ave(920) 765-1332Shorelines of Door County
M3 Open Artist StudioMiller Art Museum Facebook142 S 3rd Ave(920) 746-0707Open Artist Studio
Margaret Lockwood GalleryMargaret Lockwood Facebook7 S 2nd Ave(920) 493-3635Abstract paintings interpreting the beauty and landscapes of Door County, Wisconsin. Also features Kandy Otto art.
Mike Judy ArtMike Judy Facebook6252 Bay Shore Drive920-743-2614Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Noon to 4PM. Call to set up an appointment outside of gallery hours
Miller Art MuseumMiller Art Museum Facebook107 S 4th Ave(920) 746-0707Center for exhibition, education, and creative enrichment in the visual arts and M3.
Mona Lucy GalleryMona Lucy Gallery Facebook626 Jefferson St(920) 495-0651Acrylic artist, colorful and textured paintings
The Pearl of Door CountyThe Pearl of Door County Facebook143 S 3rd Ave(920) 493-7632Featuring over forty Door County artists
Plum Bottom GalleryPlum Bottom Gallery Facebook231 N 3rd Ave(920) 743-2819Featuring wall art, jewelry, objects for decor and ornaments. One of four locations in Door County.
Popelka Trenchard Fine Art Gallery & GlassPopelka Trenchard Glass Facebook64 S 2nd Ave(920) 743-7287Fine Art, Glass Art, Glass Blowing Classes
Shan Bryan-Hanson Studio and Gallery242 Michigan, 1st Floor of The Fairfield buildingThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (or by appointment or chance)
SŌMI GallerySŌMI Gallery Facebook45 S 3rd Ave(920) 818-0809Three artists, contemporary art experience.
Two Bridges Studio & GalleryTwo Bridges Studio & Gallery Facebook22 S 3rd Ave(847) 560-3796Two Bridges Studio & Gallery is a collaboration of artists: Julia Redwine and Dale Vanden Houten

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