Door County artists celebrate the change of seasons on the Door peninsula

Cooler temps and earlier sunrises mark the seasonal transition to fall on the Door peninsula. We do summer on the gorgeous shores of Lake Michigan, but for many fall is the season that speaks to them.

norbbleimeditationsBrilliant colors. Crisp, cool air. Leaves descending from the trees. The fall transition makes the arrival of cold winter winds a bit more bearable.

To celebrate these beloved seasonal transitions, here are 4 artistic expressions of Door County in the fall by Door County artists past and present:

1) Norbert Blei, from Meditations on a Small Lake, Ellis Press, 2008, Illustrated, 112 pp.
(Find this and other Blei titles at  Main Street Market in Egg Harbor)

I reveled in sunrises, sunsets, the eerie but welcome approach of fog…the fields so freshly washed after a thunderstorm, the serene secrecy of snow falling all night while one slept deeply through it, then awoke the next morning to the wondrous transformation of the landscape, a work of art in progress only partially recognizable, finding myself whispering through the windowpane lest I disturb the white world outside, speaking openly of it.

audrey_o_atthewatersedgecanvas12) Audrey M. Off, At Water’s Edge, Giclee reproduction of an oil painting on canvas, 26″ x 21.5″
(Find this and other work by Heather and her partner Audrey M. Off Gallery and Framing in Sturgeon Bay)

heather_harle_frykman_autumn3) Heather Harle Frykman, Mist on Rowley’s Bay – Panorama
(Find this and other work by Heather and her partner Lucas Frykman at Frykman Gallery in Sister Bay)

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4) “Dark Songs / The Edgar Allan Polka”  $5 at the Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay Dark Songs is a culmination of a “killer” week-long songwriting event.

Come to the 2-night Halloween costume-party extravaganza!

darksongsFriday – November 1st, 7-10pm
Saturday – November 2nd, 7-10pm

Third Avenue Playhouse

“Witching Hour” after party at Cherry Lanes to follow – no cover. Only $5 bucks at the door for each night! (TAP is first-come, first-seated)

Thinking about a fall visit to Door County? Come stay at the beach! Contact us today for your fall getaway: Phone: Call 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at

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