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A Door County Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Ephraim, Wisconsin

You are personally invited to come stay at our beautiful Ephraim resort! Call 800-595-6894 or contact us at info@highpointinn.com

In days gone by Memorial Day was always considered the kick-off to the “tourism season” in Door County. Today Door County serves as a year-round destination but as a local, I can tell you we still get excited about Memorial Day especially when it is accompanied by 80+ degree weather!

It’s not too late to make your reservation at the High Point Inn for Door County Memorial Day fun at the High Point Inn in Ephraim. Our excellent location is close to the weekends art gallery openings, your favorite restaurants (which are all open now), as well as the solace of the open road – nearby backroads for running, hiking or biking. Here are just a few of the things we have happening close by the High Point Inn:

Art Openings:

Fine Line Designs Art Gallery
Our High Point Inn neighbor – just down the road on Hwy. 42
Artist Reception -Saturday, May 29, 4-7 pm
Artist Demo: Sunday, May 30th, 11-2pm by Colin Page and Paul Klein

Show runs through June 8 and features
Colin Page, Gene Reineking, William Murray and Paul Klein

Edgewood Orchard Galleries
4140 Peninsula Players Road, Fish Creek
Memorial Day Weekend Reception Saturday, May 29, 4-7 pm
Artist introductions/talks in courtyard at 5 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres.

“Daybreak” A group show of new work from many of our artists capturing their vision of a new day. Work by David Aurelius, Jeanne Aurelius, Rodger Bechtold and Michael Michaud will also be featured.

Woodwalk Gallery
6746 County Road G,  Egg Harbor

2010 Opening Reception Sunday, May 30, 4:30-7:30 pm
Contemporary art in an historic barn setting featuring 47 regional artists and large-scale, ethereal landscapes by artist/owner Margaret Lockwood with studio on site.
New works by: Margaret Lockwood, Jim Rericha and Liz Maltman

Gallery talks by artists from 5:30-7:00 pm

That’s just a bit of what is in store for you this Memorial Day weekend in Door County! Call the High Point Inn and we will help you plan a perfect Ephraim getaway!

High Point Neighbors: Ephraim, Door County’s Water Street Art Gallery


Stacy and Fred Bridenhagen are the artist/owners of the iconic Door County Water Street Gallery in Ephraim. The gallery is located two doors north of Leroy’s Coffee Shop across the street from Eagle Harbor. Open all year, the Water Street Gallery features fine art prints as well as original watercolor and oil paintings by many of Door County’s favorite artists. Their artists include Mary Uhl, Karsten Topelmann, Ellen Sprogo Topelmann, Lorna Bell Cornell as well as Fred Bridenhagen and Stacy Bridenhagen and more.

The Water Street Gallery is also one of our featured showcase vendors. Be sure to check them out when you are in Door County, but also online! And be sure to check out their newest art.

Opening reception at Door County artist Kim Waters gallery in Sister Bay

Re-posted From Door County Style Magazine:

Waters Gallery Opening in Door County, June 27

Kim Waters and Tim Erskine announce The Waters Gallery Opening, Saturday, June 27 from 5 – 8 pm

Newly decorated, The Waters Gallery of Sister Bay, Wisconsin will feature the irresistible, fantasy-filled illustrations of Kim Waters, as well as the photography and distinctive graphic art of Tim Erskine.

Kim Waters’ artistic achievements have been commented on by Donovan, George Harrison, and pop-artist Andy Warhol, who said of Waters’ works, “I love all of the illuminations… the colors are so beautiful.

Nrshingha by Kim Waters

Nrshingha by Kim Waters

Waters’s paintings and illustrations draw freely from Indian spiritual imagery, Persian miniature painting, Medieval and Renaissance illumination, Celtic folklore and Victorian book design. Employing her own unique combination of Western alchemical symbols and intricate borders, Waters introduces viewers to a rich and intriguing fantasy world.

The works of Tim Erskine in photography and graphic design bring technology and science to the forefront of artisting imaging. As a mechanical engineer himself, and the son of a nuclear physisist and an artist, Erskine draws inspiration from his knowledge of science and his enduring love of the arts. His contributions to Waters Gallery include a new series in the concept of circlism. With this series Erskine examines the relationships between solid matter and the cosmos, and, as in all of his works, hopes to show his own internal world of beauty. Both intrinsically simple and infinitely complex, Erskine brings the natural and divine into graceful and chic pieces that draw your eye and hold your gaze.

Waters, called “far more competent and elegant than your average art star…” by the Washington Post, opens the doors of Waters Gallery Saturday, June 27 at 5 pm. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, and the music of both Erskine and Waters unil 8 pm. Waters Gallery is located at 2263 Waters End Road, Sister Bay, Wisconsin. For more information check out www.kimwatersart.net or call 920.854.9808.