The artists and organizers of the Door County Wearable Art Show will once more transform the Sister Bay Village Hall into a showroom and boutique full of local and regional designer-made contemporary clothing, accessories and jewelry on Saturday and Sunday, August 18th and 19th. Along with many returning favorites, this year’s show introduces new designers who have been carefully selected for their distinctive and original work. With ten artists participating in each show, guests are encouraged to visit with and get to know the artists, in this intimate and personal shopping experience.
Originally founded in 2010 by local designer Sue Donohoo, this years August show promises to offer something for a variety of tastes and budgets, with precious metals and gemstones, leather, silk and wool as well as comfortable cotton clothing and up-cycled and reconstructed fibers.
Returning to the August show is jeweler Amy Taylor of Glenview IL, whose unique silver and gold pieces are constructed with an emphasis on unique hinge work, gemstone color juxtapositions, as well as found objects such as beach glass and rock. Ilze Heider of Grafton, WI is welcomed back with her expertly crafted leather bags, each featuring distinctive details that bridge elegance with bold design. Pat Rued returns with hand painted and printed fibers, a vibrant array of color and pattern in expertly tailored jackets, tops and scarves. Donohoo’s line of jackets and scarves, Soo Hoo Artwear excites the senses with color and pattern in a playful combination of recycled and new fibers.
Seamstress Ann Gainey, of AnnLouise Fashions in Wind Lake, specializes in jackets and tops made of wool, silk and cotton, created in a classic style with unique design twists. Deb Rades, with her impressive and exquisite chainmail and beaded bags and pouches, will appeal to art and vintage lovers alike.
Lana Vosk of Milwaukee made her debut last year and returns with luscious knitwear – shawls, sweaters, dresses and skirts. Her palette of rich muted colors and mixed patterns results in wearables that feel as irresistible as they looks.
New to the show in 2018 are Steve Mitchell of St. Charles, IL and Lisa Larsen of Watertown, WI. Mitchell’s hand fabricated jewelry utilizes silver, brass and copper with semi precious stones in a distinctive time worn aesthetic that has the elegance of a line drawing. Larsen creates one of a kind, head turning statement jewelry with a rich, earthy palette of beads and stones.
This year’s host is Door County multimedia artist, Dawn Patel, shop owner of Brilliant Stranger. Dawn’s booth will feature her own line of hand woven cotton clothing made in collaboration with fair trade artisans from Nepal, as well as fine art wearables made from organic linen, hemps and vintage sari silk.
The Door County Wearable Art Show runs Saturday, August 18 9am-5pm and Sunday, August 19 from 10am-4pm at the Sister Bay Village Hall in Waterfront Park, located at 10693 N. Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay. Admission is free. Show host contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 920-366-0301.
Visit the show online at www.doorcountywearableartshow.com and the Facebook page www.facebook.com/DoorCountyWearableArtShow.