Your Guide to Vacationing on Madeline Island and the Apostle Islands
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Feeling parched? Induce meandering! By Cindy Bielke
What’s inside . . . Map & Business Directory of Downtown La Pointe and Madeline Island 2&3 Playing on the Island 4& 6 History on the Island 5 Hanging out on the Island 7 Enjoying art on the Island 8–12 Ferry Schedule 13 Events Calendars 14–15
Ever chosen a slow route, just for the sheer pleasure of taking your own sweet time? Perhaps you exchanged the speed and efficiency of the freeway to poke along instead on a slow country road. If you were lucky, you spied gauzy fields of lupine in full flower and stopped to savor the scene. Maybe you pulled off at a roadside stand to buy fresh fruit or vegetables from a friendly farmer, exchanging pleasantries along with a few dollars for impossibly fresh produce. When hunger called, you might have discovered some little café that local folks revere. If this describes a trip you have taken, then you have engaged in the human version of “induced meandering.”(1) The phrase “induced meandering” refers to slowing down rainwater runoff so it takes a more circuitous route. Rather then rushing down slopes toward the gutter, induced meandering is the water management equivalent of taking the road less traveled. Runoff becomes a resource rather than a nuisance because it is induced with rocks and gullies to meander in a leisurely fashion along the ground. The slower it goes the more likely it is to soak in along the way, providing needed moisture to plants and trees.
Rainwater runoff is not much of an issue on our fair island, where the land is mostly flat. But the idea of “induced meandering” resonates for another reason. After all, why do we come here? For most of us, time on Madeline Island means a chance to slow down, relax and, perhaps, dive deeper into more meaningful parts of life. Visitors can doze, dream, draw, dance and delight in the people and beauty (both natural and artist made) all around — in short, meander! Environmental induced meandering has another purpose: refilling groundwater tables below, which contributes to the overall health of the surrounding region. Similarly, as we slow our frantic rush we begin to find time to connect with those around us, which encourages good community health. Those who return to Madeline Island year after year, like grateful birds returning after interminable winter, recognize one another on the ferry, at the library and in the markets. We say, “Hello, How are you? How is your family? How was your winter?” We reconnect in this magical “third place,”(2) lending necessary balance to an otherwise wobbly two-legged psychic stool composed mainly of work and home obligations. (continued on page 13)
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SHOPPING 2 Deena Schuppe Pottery 804 Main Steet 3 Mission Hill Coffee House Lakeview Place on Main Steet 4 Island Market 804 Main Steet 5 Lori’s Store 284 Middle Road 6 The Sugar Shack Candy Store Lakeview Place 7 Marv+Stewarts Main Steet 9 Bell Street Gallery on Madeline Island 807 Bell Street 9 Island Boutique 807 Bell Street 10 Madeline Island Heritage Center 100 Island Lane 11 Madeline Island Museum 226 Colonel Woods Avenue 12 Madeline Island School of the Arts 978 Middle Road. 13 Island Carvers Main Steet 14 La Pointe Center Art Guild & Gallery Lakeview Place 16 Woods Hall Studios & Gallery Main Steet 31 Madeline Island Candle Co. Main Steet
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 19 Adventure Vacations 260 Middle Road 21 Madeline Island Yacht Club Main Steet 22 Big Bay Town Park Big Bay Road, 7 miles from town 23 Big Bay State Park Hagen Road, 7 miles from town 24 Madeline Island Skate Park Middle Road 25 Motion To Go Lakeview Place 26 Madeline Island Golf Club 498 Old Fort Road 27 Madeline Island Ferry Line 100 Main Steet 53 Bog Lake Outfitters Big Bay Road, 7 miles from town
RESTAURANTS & BARS 9 Bell Street Wine Bar 807 Bell Street 28 Beach Club 817 Main Steet 34 Grampa Tony’s Main Steet 35 Cafe´ Seiche Lakeview Place on Main Steet 36 The Pub Restaurant & Wine Bar The Inn on Madeline Island, Main Steet R Restrooms G Gas Station
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OTHER 8 Brummer Propane Main Steet 15 Lakeview Laundromat Middle Road 17 Madeline Island Music Camp 33 Madeline Island Vacations 852 Main Steet 39 Island Oasis Big Bay Road 40 Island Shores Realty Main Steet 41 Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center 42 Madeline Island Library 43 Town Hall 44 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 45 St. John’s United Church of Christ 46 Lake View School 47 Madeline Island Clinic 48 Post Office 49 Recreation Center 50 Miniature Golf 51 Madeline Island Realty
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If you prefer a less strenuous waterbased outing, consider a sailboat cruise offered by Animaashi Sailing Company or Catchun-Sun Charters. Boat tours and fishing excursions also are available through Adventure Vacations.
Ways to play on the Island Families with younger children will want to explore the Madeline Island Historical Museum up the hill from the Ferry Dock. History unfolds at the museum in displays describing Native American life, the fur trade and arrival of missionaries, 19th century fishing, logging, brownstone mining and local maritime lore. A lively musical slide show introduces the visitor to the “Story that is Madeline Island.” The gift shop offers books, crafts, jewelry, and gifts rooted in the island’s history. When the water beckons, kayaks and canoes are an obvious answer. To rent a canoe, paddle or rowboat at Big Bay Town Park Lagoon, call Bog Lake Outfitters at (715) 747-2685. When you’re ready for a bigger adventure, consider paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling or scuba diving. Experienced guides and all the equipment you’ll need for any of these activities are available through Adventure Vacations (visit www.Adv-Vac.com or call 715-747-2100).
Golfers will appreciate the Madeline Island Golf Club (MadelineIslandGolf. com), which features an 18-hole, Scottish links-style course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Huge double greens add a new dimension to your golfing experience. Another great way to check out Madeline Island is by bicycle or moped! You can rent from Motion to Go located right by the Ferry Dock. Inline skating fans should plan to be on the island on Saturday June 14th for the 4th Annual Apostle Island Inline Marathon. If you’re up for a hike, check out the trails. With trailheads on two of the island’s main arterial roads, the Capser Trail is a step into the lush and majestic interior of the island within walking distance of downtown and the ferry. This familyfriendly gravel trail winds through the woods, starting at about one-third mile from the ferry on Big Bay Road and ends about one mile up Middle Road.
Welcome to the The Inn on Madeline Island, offering a wide variety of accommodations and resort amenities: • Large outdoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna • Three Har-Tru tennis courts • Dock for daytime mooring • Boat charters • Gift shop • Restaurant—Exceptional lakeside dining at The Pub Restaurant & Wine Bar in a spacious dining room, cozy lounge or beachfront patio.
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Further in, the Nucy Meech trail, an undeveloped but well-worn path, branches off and arcs deeper into the beautiful quiet before rejoining the Capser. There are several benches for rest along the way. Also, towards Middle Road, there’s an overlook of tall grasses and wetlands. Creative types and families can turn exploring the island into a fun scavenger hunt with the help of a Spinscape. The spinning interactive art platform — available for purchase exclusively from Bell Street Gallery — is a fun way to arrange and display all your nature finds. A Spinscape is a unique and memorable souvenir to take home — and also is a great gift idea.
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A brief history of Madeline Island and the “Made on Madeline” tradition By Steve Cotherman, Director, Madeline Island Museum
Islanders have a long, long tradition of making things — both utilitarian and artistic — which goes back at least 350 years. The earliest written history places French explorers and voyageurs in the area by 1660, but Native American oral traditions place the Ojibwe on the island at the time of Columbus. We do know that Native Americans, whether Ojibwe, Ottawa, Huron, or Sioux, occupied the islands and Chequamegon Bay area for hundreds of years prior to the coming of Europeans. And these indigenous peoples made everything they used — clothing, tools, weapons, transportation and shelter — from the natural resources they found around them, in their immediate environment. Although the first Europeans brought with them factory- or artisan-made clothing, tools and weapons, they quickly discovered that without certain native-made objects, they would have a difficult time surviving in the wilderness. So those early French explorers, missionaries and fur traders adopted indigenous ways of doing things. They traveled the Great Lakes in handmade canoes and were sheltered by the portable wigwam. They kept themselves warm and dry with animal skins and furs, and ate an Indian diet.
made — traditionally with quills, feathers, claws, teeth, shells and colors made from berries or earth — began using European-made materials to fashion their clothing, for example. Instead of stitching dyed and flattened porcupine quills to their buckskin dresses, Ojibwe women sewed a dress from wool trade cloth using scissors, needles and thread, and decorated their new outfits with multicolored glass beads. The made-by-hand tradition continued; only the raw materials changed. By the early 19th century, new immigrants began arriving on Madeline Island, with other ways of making things by hand. Scandinavians, who came to fish the waters of Lake Superior or clear the timber from the woods of Northern Wisconsin, built their homes from materials available locally, like logs. Later, with the establishment of mills and quarries, home builders could use lumber or brownstone to construct a home or a place of business. With local materials, the settlement at La Pointe grew from a seasonal wigwam encampment with a few scattered log buildings, to a bustling town of homes, churches, schools and businesses. The “Made on Madeline” tradition is well represented by the local cottage industry of boat building. To travel from the island to the mainland, you needed a good wooden boat. And for those residents whose livelihood depended on fishing, a seaworthy craft was all-important. On the island, from the mid-19th century until today, building boats by hand was and is a timehonored tradition.
The French, British and American fur trades persisted on Madeline Island from around 1693 until the early 1840s. During this 150-year period, cultures melded and hand-made traditions continued. The Ojibwe, who had always combined the utilitarian and the artistic in everything they
Even the first ferry boats were wooden vessels built in the early 20th century by local craftsmen like Ed Valley. With the advent of summer tourism in the mid-1890s, artists began to discover the beauty of Madeline Island and the surrounding region. Whether trained at an art institute or university (like museum founder Bella Capser) or self taught in the folk tradition (like painter Joe Klesak), the fine art tradition continues to this day. There is no medium that has not been used to interpret Madeline island — oil and watercolor painting, on canvas, paper, recycled cardboard or plywood; sculpture in welded metals, still made each summer by sculptors wrestling steel; photography, via family snapshots, by kids with home-made pin hole cameras, shot from the air, or finely printed in sepia tones in an artist’s built-by-hand darkroom; papier mache, seen to best advantage each year in the July 4 parade; wool and cotton yarn, woven into beautiful rugs and scarves by island artisans working at Woods Hall Craft Shop; or clay, pit-fired on a Madeline Island beach. There is plenty of historical precedence for the “Made on Madeline” tradition. Making things by hand, both useful or beautiful, and frequently both, is ingrained in the island way. It was practiced more than 350 years ago by the first people and will continue into the future for as long as artists and craftspeople choose to live on or visit this magical place called Madeline Island.
Ojibwe art displays Island history exhibits Weekend special events OPEN DAILY May 24 – October 4
A Place of Encounters Creating Craft & Community for Almost 60 Years Featuring all Madeline Island made products:
Hand-made rugs, runners and shawls • Hand-thrown pottery Hand-fabricated and assembled jewelry • Locally-themed cards A large collection of Lake Superior agates and other local stones Organic soy candles Open Memorial Day – Labor Day / Mon-Fri: 11-5 / Sat: 11-6 / Sun: 11-2 Open September – October 10 / Thurs-Sat: 11-5
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Island magic: A billion years in the making By Karen Nicholas, Owner of Adventure Vacations
There are 22 islands in the archipelago, 21 of which make up the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Madeline Island is the only island on which there is a small town, La Pointe established in 1834. Today about 250 residents reside year-round on the island and during the summer months the population swells to around 2,500 people. Madeline Island bridges the gap between wilderness of the islands and the “creature comforts of modern civilization.” The geology of the Apostle Islands dates back more than one billion years. The gorgeous red sandstone caves, pillars, sea stacks and cliffs were once flowing sand settling in this part of the Superior basin. After the last glaciers receded, Lake Superior battered the rocks into the formations visible today. The most impressive sandstone formations and sea caves are found on Sand Island, Meyers Beach (mainland), Devils, Stockton, Oak and Madeline Island. These islands amply demonstrate working geology still in progress. Lake Superior is the greatest of the Great Lakes, with an abundance of natural resources. At 31,700 square miles, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world and the third deepest, containing three quadrillion gallons of fresh water. Not surprisingly, Ojibwe Indians called the lake Gitche Gumee, meaning “big water.”
Adventure Vacations (Adv-Vac), located in downtown La Pointe is your headquarters for exploring the islands! As an authorized concessioner of the park, Adventure Vacations offers small group tours (4-6 people per boat) ranging from 2 hours to full day excursions. Multiple boats are available for groups larger than 6 people. From Madeline Island, the most visually stunning sea caves are about an hour away by power boat. Once at the sea caves, inflatable kayaks are used to kayak through the amazing caves, get out and explore. The Fedora Shipwreck located in shallow water has been submerged for over 100 years. On our boat tours you can view the shipwreck from the boat or snorkel over it to see the steel ribbing of her hull still intact. In 1904, just before the Fedora caught fire and went down, she passed the Raspberry Light house. Today you can climb the stairs of the light tower for an aerial view of the islands where the Fedora lay to rest.
In 1855 the Sault Ste. Marie lock and dam system opened Lake Superior’s waters to the rest of the world. Six lighthouses sprung up in the Apostle Islands to support the shipping, logging, mining, farming and fishing industries. Remnants of this era can be found Beach Shop on Madeline Island throughout the islands. Sea Cave Boat & Kayak Tours Snorkeling ship wrecks, climbing lighthouses and exploring the living quarters and tool sheds of the historic Manitou Fish Camp are just a few ways to enjoy the relics offered by the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
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The Apostle Islands are also known for their long and sandy pristine beaches. Accessible by boat or kayak tours from Adv-Vac, ‘Singing Sands Beach’ in Julian Bay on Stockton Island will make you feel like you’ve found the Caribbean of the Midwest. The sand feels like silk on your feet and squeaks a tune while under foot. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy some beach time! The natural splendor of the islands and geological wonders are prominent on Madeline Island as well. At Big Bay State Park, the Point hiking trail leads you to cliffs above sea caves made of ancient sandstone. The State Park offers more than nine miles of trails, several scenic picnic areas and
Wilderness Preserve Preserving our island ’s natural heritage. For our summer program schedule, or to learn how to get involved, visit us at www.MIWP.org MIWP, P.O. Box 28, La Pointe, WI 54850
many breathtaking views of Lake Superior. The 1.5 mile beach between the State and Town Park rivals Julian Bay. Nestled in the trees along the beach is a boardwalk over fragile plant life and foliage, which also offers glimpses of Big Bay lagoon.
“I remember my first view of the red sandstone honey combed sea caves on Sand Island more than 15 years ago. It made my heart jump and my mind fly; how were these formed, are there more? We jumped in a kayak to explore the caves, climbed around the rocks and through the chambers of rooms, we swam between rock pillars and snorkeled rock formations beneath the surface. This is the playground of natural wonders in the Apostle Islands; these are memories I will never forget.” Karen Nicholas, Owner, Adventure Vacations
Photo courtesy of Robert Larson
Photo courtesy of Robert Larson
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Whether it be the awe of mother nature’s beautiful red sandstone, the escape of a pristine beach or the imagination of a lifestyle living off the resources of the islands; your experience in these islands will be one you never forget.
There are plenty of options for hanging out on the island. Visitors who are interested in renting a cabin or lake home should check with the Inn on Madeline Island, representing dozens of rental properties (visit www.MadelineIsland.com for helpful links). Lodging further away from town offers a quiet nature experience. Families with children or teenagers might be more interested in staying close to downtown, where they can walk or bike into town, splash around at the Inn’s pool (free for rental customers or available to others for a small fee), play tennis or just hang out by the dock. Other options for accommodations include camping at either the Big Bay Town Park or Big Bay State Park, and several comfortable motels including the Island Inn just across from the Ferry Dock. Gourmands will find plenty to love at Café Seiche, one of the very best restaurants anywhere. The food is always fresh and prepared with originality and flair. Another great dining option is The Pub. Eat inside the elegant dining room or for a more casual setting, you can order from the same menu while sitting outside on the comfortable patio facing the lake. A very popular casual dining option is the Beach Club featuring fabulous fish tacos and great cocktails.
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Enjoy breakfast at Ella’s Island Cafe or stop in at Mission Hill Coffee House to grab one of Marie’s awesome breakfast sandwiches and fresh-baked goods. Last, but not least, incredible BBQ ribs or smoked Lake Superior fish is available from the Island Market. Bon appétit and may all your dreams be sweet on the island.
Over the years, the building has seen a bit of wear and tear. The governing board of very dedicated artisans and community members decided to embark on a capital improvement campaign to update the building and bring us into the 21st century with a re-design of the retail space and studios.
Discover the ‘uptown’ on Madeline Island A couple of blocks right off the Ferry Dock and you’ll find one of the oldest craft cooperatives in the state of Wisconsin — Woods Hall Craft Shop.
Thanks, again, to the Woods Charitable Fund, what began as a dream for renovation is now over half-way to the goal of raising $500,000 in a three-year campaign (2013-15). In 2013, the Woods Charitable Fund granted us a 3-year pledge of $100,000 in a challenge grant. The renovation would include the following:
Woods Hall Craft Shop began in the early 1950s when the minister at St. John’s United Church of Christ had an idea for the long winters on Madeline Island: “I came to Madeline Island and found that the Island had some special needs due to its isolation in winter with work opportunity scarce. A small loom found in the manse was the suggestion for starting folks on weaving. Our living room became a loom room and the garage became a wood-working shop. A big boost came when Tom Woods, Sr., decided we needed a building to put our looms in and promised to provide a suitable one (and trusting the Islanders to do most of the work gratis.)” ~Rev. Otto Schroedel
Woods Hall Craft Shop: A Short History In 1954, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woods, Sr. provided financial resources through the Woods Charitable Fund to build the craft shop on Madeline Island. Thirty-six island men and women donated time and labor to build the original loom house, which was completed almost 60 years ago on New Year’s Day, 1955. A two-story addition was added five years later through the financial support of Sarah Woods to house the pottery shop, photography studio, lapidary shop and wood-working areas. Woods Hall Craft Shop has grown into one of the largest retail shops on Madeline Island. Through its covenant partnership with St. John’s United Church of Christ, it remains a not-for-profit organization which returns over 70% of its income to its artisans: 50 local potters, weavers, jewelry-makers, fabric artists and authors (30 yearround Islanders, 20 seasonal residents or having Island affiliations). Woods Hall has continued its original mission for over 50 years: creating crafts in a well-equipped facility; selling crafts in order to provide income for people and insured the continued viability of the shop; teaching handcraft skills; and nurturing community relationships on Madeline Island. ~8~
• Build a new showroom, extending the retail area toward Main Street with patio landscaping accents, potted plants and natural stones
La Pointe Center for the Arts Established in 1987, La Pointe Center is a non-profit membership organization that supports local arts & community culture Affiliate members are Positivity Children’s Theatre The Opera Society The Literary Guild Garden Masters Art Guild and Gallery,
Located along the boardwalk in downtown La Pointe, the Gallery exhibits new artwork throughout the year. Summer hours are: 11 - 3 on Sunday & 11 - 5 Monday thru Saturday
• Seal the floor in the Pottery Shop with a durable epoxy or tile surface • Construct a raku kiln patio/instruction area beside the craft shop 1960 addition • Feature the historic sandstone fireplace in the sales area by eliminating a wall, and install a gas insert into the fireplace • Put new tile flooring in the former kitchen/ office on the first floor of the loom room • Cover the 2nd floor weaving studio floor with new vinyl flooring • Stain the exterior of Woods Hall • Replace asphalt shingles with metal roofing to match the church
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• Complete handicapped accessibility requirements (access to addition) • Incorporate energy-savings in the re-build and design. We are now over half-way to that goal in the first year! We are clearly on the way but we need your help to meet the 3-year matching grant. If you want to contribute to campaign stop by the shop on Main Street and pick up a brochure. Talk to the Manager, Susan Brenna, or the Pastor at St. John’s, Marina Lachecki. And plan on coming back to the Island for our 60th birthday year, or setting aside the date when we will celebrate the New Year, 2015 with another party in the newlyrenovated craft shop!
A Spinscape is interactive art that lets you create unique scenes by arranging objects, such as stones, sea glass and other found treasures, onto a miniature, spinning landscape. Purchase your Spinscape at Bell Street Gallery and receive a FREE starter kit. Then explore the island and gather more interesting objects to ‘Make a Scene!’
Fun for all ages! Great gift idea!
Creative people have long been drawn to beautiful, wild places so it’s no wonder that dozens of artists have chosen to live and create their art amid the inspiring natural splendor of Lake Superior and Madeline Island. This is good news for visitors who enjoy seeing art — as well as those who may be looking for a special souvenir, memorable gift or fine art to display at home or in their island retreats. Madeline Island is replete with high-quality, locally created oil, watercolor and pastel paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, clay works, candles, handmade jewelry, rugs, shawls, greeting cards and more.
Bell Street Gallery: A “Must See” Art Destination Bell Street Gallery features more than 40 local and regional professional artists, potters, and jewelers whose creations are uniquely Madeline Island and are inspired by the greatest of all lakes — Lake Superior. This turn-of-thecentury building was restored 6 years ago and has added new gallery buildings and boutiques since last year. Weekly artist receptions on Saturday nights 4:00–7:00pm, Bell Street Gallery is where ‘Art Lovers meet Artists.’ Check out the open-air market for pottery, have a glass of wine and listen to live music 3–4 nights per week. Shop for Ladies Island wear and locally made leather purses and bags in the Island Boutique. Bell Street Gallery offers gifts, glass, wood and metal sculptures that dazzle the eye, as well as pottery that’s whimsical, functional and provocative. Friendly and welcoming staff is happy to assist you in the selection process, shipping and installing your discovery. Check out the pottery demos, catch “open microphone” night on Thursdays or a raku pottery firing. Bell Street Gallery Art Bar (tucked away in the open-air pottery market) is open Wednesday through Saturday nights until 8pm for your shopping convenience — allowing time CHAINSAW & HAND for a leisurely stroll before or after dinner CARVED or taking a moment to listen to cool jazz or French accordion music. Bell Street Gallery Bears, Gnomes is located across from Tom’s Burned Down Santas & More Café and behind the Island Market. Don’t miss this unique Island Art experience. 662 Main Street Pizza Parties offered every Wednesday By the Marina night. Open daily at noon (11am on Sunday.) (715) 747-6595 Look for the bright colored flags!
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Mon.–Tues. noon–6pm Wed.–Sat. noon–8pm Sunday 11am–3pm By appt: 715-747-2092
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Contemporary fine arts and crafts created by local and regional artists. Inspired by Madeline Island and the greatest of all lakes — Lake Superior.
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Chris Thompson & Ken Peterson are the creative duo behind Island Carvers, a gallery which features their artisan wood carvings, as well as antiques, curiosities, fairy garden accessories, and more. When Chris is not in the gallery carving gnomes, Santas, wine bottle stoppers, toothpick holders, and Christmas ornaments, she travels through Wisconsin and Minnesota hunting for just the right antiques and curiosities to stock Island Carvers’ Vintage Nook. This allows Ken to venture outdoors to transform ordinary stumps of wood
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into interesting and popular sculptures with only the use of a chainsaw. Check out his live chainsaw sculpting demonstrations every Saturday between 1-3pm in July and August. This summer they will again provide the very popular fairy gardens in the front yard of the gallery, across the street from The Pub restaurant. Due to the popularity of the gardens they offer a line of fairy garden accessories available for purchase in the gallery. Island Carvers is open Tuesday–Saturday in June and Monday–Saturday in July and August, but visitors can drop by at any time to view the fairy gardens.
Art with Heart Thanks to the generosity and foresight of Otto and Velma Schroedel and island resident Tom Woods, Woods Hall opened its doors back in 1955. Today, Woods Hall is a thriving community ministry that provides a creative outlet and studio space for all islanders and visitors who want to create. During the summer months the creations are sold through the store. Woods Hall is the place to visit if you’re looking for unique hand-woven items, ceramics, jewelry, candles and more. (See complete story on page 8.)
You Art to be Here Don’t miss the La Pointe Art Guild and Gallery. Small, but delightful, it showcases local and regional artists in a variety of medium. One-of-a-kind jewelry, paintings and sculpture, along with locally made cards are available in its Backdoor Gallery.
I A Ginnie Cappaert, Bell Street Gallery B Judith Hable, Woods Hall C Peter Jadonnath, Bell Street Gallery D Joan Slack, Woods Hall E Deena Schuppe Pottery F Tonja Sell, Bell Street Gallery G Paul Tourdot, Bell Street Gallery H Grace Hogan, Bell Street Gallery I Judy Hable, La Pointe Art Guild J Holly Tourdot, Bell Street Gallery K Poca Adams, Bell Street Gallery L Fred McCormick, Bell Street Gallery M Rugs at Woods Hall N Kristen Lein, Woods Hall ~ 10 ~
O Michele Auger, La Pointe Art Guild P Pat and Ken Larson, Bell Street Gallery
Q Kathy Dawdy, Bell Street Gallery R Sally Brown, Woods Hall S Jan Shapero, Woods Hall
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Madeline Island features many scenic locations especially suited for plein air painting
Madeline Island School of the Arts is an important part of the vibrant Island art community. It supports the local artisans and business community and attracts instructors and artists from all over the country. Our location within the Apostle Islands is special because there is unlimited inspiration for all artists who come here. The opportunities for plein air painting and nature photography are endless, and our writers and quilters flourish in the serenity of this unique location. The school offers five-day workshops for adults in writing, painting, quilting, photography, yoga and other genres May through October. Class sizes are small and are designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, and in many cases welcoming all three. There is no standing faculty — instructors and students come to the school for the duration of their session.
We hope you will stop by for a guided tour, and while you’re here don’t forget to visit our Shoppe and see our collection of art works for sale.
Discover the magic at one of the largest, nationally recognized art and craft schools in the country.
Here is what MISA’s students and teachers have to say . . . “The school has incredible grounds blanketed with flower-filled meadows and trees that recess in layers upon layers. Truly a painter’s heaven everywhere you turn!” ~ Kami Mendlik-Polzin, instructor, 2013
“. . . The sky huge, the lake blue, the people wonderful, the Farmhouse a cozy retreat, the stars big and bright, and the silence now at night so deep. It’s a special place.” ~ Paulette Bates Alden, instructor, 2012
“What an absolutely amazing place! I cannot wait to share my experience with others and tell them ‘you have to go there!’ Everyone is very friendly; the rooms are great, the grounds are great, the food is great, it is truly a stress-free vacation and place to let let yourself grow as a person and an artist.” ~ Carrie Pries, MISA student, 2013
Unique Island Setting, Exceptional Workshops Madeline island school of the arts A Nationally Ranked Art School
Photography • Painting • Quilting • Writing • Yoga Five-Day Workshops – May through October Class boat trips to the world-famous sea caves of the Apostle Islands
MISA is only a little more than one mile from the ferry dock, and is located on Middle Road in a peaceful, prairie meadow that was previously a working dairy farm in the early 1900’s. The renovated campus consists of three large workshop studios, a dining facility in the Barn and lodging in mission cottages for up to 50 students. A restored Farmhouse is available for the visiting faculty. You can’t miss us because we have all of the big red buildings!
Take a guided tour of our campus –Discover Island magic & see what everyone’s talking about –
On-site lodging is adjacent to the apple orchard and nearby workshop studios. All facilities are climate controlled and there is Wi-Fi in every building. The school is known for its meals and hospitality — and commitment to excellence in service. ~ 12 ~
978 Middle Road, La Pointe • 715.747.2054 • www.madelineschool.com
2014 ferry Schedule between Bayfield & Madeline iSland Late May – early october eXTRa TRIP UPdaTes (Fri, sat, holidays): www.madferry.com & Facebook
i7:00 AM 1:45 PM 1:00 PM 7:30 AM BREAKUP 8:00 AM DAILY 2:30 PM 9:15 AM DAILYi3:00 PM BREAKUP THRU thru i3:30 PM 4:00 PM APRIL 9:45 AM 11:00 AM MAY 28 8 5:30 PM 4:30 PM 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
7:30 AM 8:45 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:30 PM DAILY 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
Friday nights only
2:30 PM AM 3:30 PM 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 9:15 AM DAILY 6:00 PM 10:30 AM 7:30 PM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 9:00 PM Friday nights i7:00
MAY 9 THRU MAY 22
i trips run Monday-Friday only, january 1-May 16
7:30 AM 2:45 PM 8:45 AM 3:30 PM 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 11:00 AM 4:30 PM DAILY 11:45 AM 5:30 PM 12:30 PM 7:00 PM 1:15 PM 8:30 PM 2:00 PM 10:00 PM
MAY 23 THRU JUNE 25
Friday and sat nights
7:00 AM 1:45 PM 8:00 AM 2:30 PM 9:15 AM 3:15 PM 10:00 AM 4:00 PM DAILY 10:45 AM 4:30 PM 11:30 AM 5:00 PM 12:15 PM 6:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:30 PM 9:00 PM Friday and 10:30 PM sat nights
AM 7:30 AM 8:45 AM
7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
every 1/2 hour from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
every 1/2 hour from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM s11:00 PM Friday and sat nights
JUNE 26 THRU SEPT 1
7:30 PM 8:30 PM 9:30 PM 10:30 PM Friday and sat nights
3 trip run Monday-Friday only s Wednesday-saturday only no vehicles without drivers. Reservations only for groups and large vehicles (semis or motorcoaches). expect delayed departure for large vehicles without reservations. We do not take reservations for cars/trucks with camper trailers or motorhomes. no large vehicle boarding at 7:30 a.m. from bayfield or at 4:30 p.m. from Island.
SEPT 2 THRU OCT 6
1:45 PM 7:00 AM 2:30 PM 8:00 AM 3:15 PM 9:15 AM 4:00 PM 10:00 AM 10:45 AM DAILY 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 11:30 AM 6:00 PM 12:15 PM 7:30 PM 1:00 PM 9:00 PM Friday and 10:30 PM
3:00 PM 7:30 AM 4:00 PM 8:45 AM 10:00 AM DAILY 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 11:00 AM 8:30 PM 12:30 PM v10:00 PM 1:45 PM Friday nights 11:00 PM
2:30 PM 7:00 AM 3:30 PM 8:00 AM 9:15 AM DAILY 4:30 PM 6:00 PM 10:30 AM 7:30 PM 11:30 AM v9:00 PM 1:00 PM Friday nights 10:30 PM
To Island 2:45 PM 7:30 AM 3:30 PM 8:45 AM 4:00 PM 10:00 AM 4:30 PM 11:00 AM 11:45 AM DAILY 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 12:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:15 PM 10:00 PM 2:00 PM thurs-sat only
Friday and sat nights
OCT 7 THRU OCT 19
v trips run thursday-saturday only
3:00 PM 7:30 AM 9:15 AM DAILY 4:00 PM 5:30 PM 11:00 AM u7:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:45 PM Friday nights thru nov 28
2:30 PM AM 8:00 AM DAILY 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:45 AM u6:00 PM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM
OCT 20 THRU NOV 30
Friday nights thru nov 28
7:00 PM 8:30 PM
6:00 PM 7:30 PM
sat nights thru oct 25
8:30 PM 10:00 PM
sat nights thru oct 25
7:30 PM 9:00 PM
u not run after nov 1
i trips run Monday-Friday only
i7:00 AM 1:45 PM 1:00 PM 7:30 AM DEC 1 i THRU 3:00 PM 2:30 PM 9:15 AM 8:00 AM DAILY DAILY i3:30 PM 4:00 PM FREEZE UP 9:45 AM 11:00 AM subject 5:30 PM to change 11:30 AM 4:30 PM 12:30 PM
i trips run Monday-Friday only schedule subject to change. Reduced trips christmas & new Year’s Day.
SAFETY: thanks for putting away cell phones/not texting while boarding and disembarking. We need your full attention. Listen to safety message and read safety information, life vest and life ring location post- ings. use hand rails. stay off stairs during landings. use caution when walk- ing between vehicles. ask if you need assistance. Motorcyclists must support bikes. MIFL is not responsible for low exhaust systems. Dogs welcome in cars or on a leash.
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For many, the delightful Bell Street Gallery encourages creative meandering and community gathering. From the charming back deck, where we can enjoy a good glass of wine while drinking in the aesthetic excellence of local artists, to the frequent live music performances, art demonstrations and classes, to baking your own bread or pizza in Steve and Mary’s community brick oven on the front lawn, Bell Street Gallery facilitates induced meandering at its island best. It provides the metaphorical rocks and gullies so necessary for slowing the fast rushing waters driving our digital days.
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If you allow yourself to slow down on Madeline Island, to gently linger like water soaking into dry ground, you’ll definitely experience refreshment. So, go ahead. Induce some personal meandering. Take a nap, breathe
deeply, nourish your spirit and share the good vibrations 2/5/14 with everyone you meet. We’re all part of the same dry psychic soil and we all contain refreshing water. It’s in the coming together — and lingering a while, while we’re here — that makes the magic that is Madeline Island.
Ferry Landing Suites In town, near all the action — just a short walk from the ferry.
Condo Style 2 BR & Studio Suites (715)747-2388 FerryLandingSuites.net
Lakeview Laundromat (in the big blue building downtown)
ALL NEW MACHINES!
Island Market on Main Street
Specializing in Ed’s aged steaks, BBQ ribs, chicken, fresh and smoked Lake Superior fish, frozen meats, fresh produce, curios and more. OPEN DAILY at 8:30am An island business since 1989
(1) This article was inspired by a blog post on induced meandering, which can be found at: http://www.onbeing.org/blog/the-inducedmeandering-of-the-lenten-season/6169 (2) Learn more about the concept of third places in the book, “The Great Good Place,” by Ray Oldenburg.
Cindy Bielke is a freelance writer, marketing consultant and Madeline Island maven. Reach her at Bielke.Cindy@gmail.com or 651-683-1910.
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2014 eventS CalendaR May Saturday, May 3 Bell Street Gallery “Locals” Reception featuring new works by Holly Tourdot and Steve McHugh. Live music in Bell Street Gallery Wine Bar 4–8pm (weather permitting) The Pub celebrates Kentucky Derby Party at The Pub
Monday, May 5 The Pub celebrates Cinco de Mayo Party
Thursday, May 15
Wednesday, June 11 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Thursday, June 12 Chequamegon Chef’s Event Bell Street Gallery Art Bar “Open Mic Night” 5–7pm
Friday, June 13 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm
Art Guild La Pointe School Reception
Wednesday, May 21 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Opening Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Saturday, June 28
Friday, May 23 Grand Re-Opening BSGtoo + Island Boutique at Bell Street Gallery
Saturday, May 24 Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: Spring Bird Migration hike 8:30-10:30am Madeline Island watercolor show with Island Artists Keith Donaldson, Jim Hillis and Susan Floris at Bell Street Gallery 4–7pm (Show runs Sunday May 18 through 31) Pottery Demonstration with Peter Jadonnath Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: 27th Annual Meeting and Reception at Museum 7pm Sunday, May 25 Sunday Live Music at Bell Street Gallery Art Bar 4–7pm. Pottery Demo by Tom Poole. La Pointe Center Wine Tasting Event and Silent Auction The Pub and La Pointe Center Wine Tasting Gala
Wednesday, May 28
Saturday, June 14 Ashland County Inline Skating Marathon Bell Street Gallery artist reception, trunk show with jewelry Artist Kathy Dawdy and Bell Street Gallery Wine Bar open with local live music 5–8pm Madeline Island Music Camp Young Artist Concert 11am & 2pm Madeline Island Music Camp Arianna String Quartet 8pm
Monday, June 16 Woods Hall PMC Jewelry Class Adults Wednesday, June 18 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island Art Galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Friday, June 20
Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Bell Street Gallery + La Pointe Center + Art Guild + Wisconsin Arts Board sponsor The Red Pine Resonators Street Dance
Saturday, May 31 Bell Street Gallery Artist reception for Keith Donaldson — closing Madeline Island Watercolor show 4–7pm Live music in Bell Street Gallery Art Bar 4–8pm La Pointe Center Art Guild “Garden Show” reception
Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: Explore the North End Trails hike 8:30-10:30am Bell Street Gallery artist reception with Ginnie Cappaert, abstract landscape painter 4–7pm (Show runs Sunday June 15 through 28) Live pottery demo with Tom Poole and Raku firing demos with Steve Hemingway ALL DAY Live music in Bell Street Gallery Art Bar 4–8pm La Pointe Center Art Guild — Art of Cloth: Fashion Show Reception — Knitted, woven, crocheted, painted, sewn, designed and extraordinary Madeline Island Music Camp Young Artist Concert 11am & 2pm
June Wednesday, June 4 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party
Saturday, June 7 Bell Street Gallery Artist reception with landscape paintings by Paul Tourdot and local sculptural potter Tonja Sell 4–7pm (Show runs Sunday June 1 through June 14) Live music in Bell Street Gallery Wine Bar 4-8pm ~ 14 ~
Saturday, June 21
Wednesday, June 25 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8 pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Bell Street Gallery pottery demo 12–4pm Artist reception with Bayfield jewelry artist Grace Hogan and potter Peter Jadonnath 4–7pm Bell Street Gallery Art Bar open with local live music 5–8pm Madeline Island Music Camp Young Artist Concert 11am & 2pm Madeline Island Music Camp Festival Concert Ariel String Quartet
Sunday, July 6 Bell Street Gallery basket weaving demo with Tina FungHolder. Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 2–5pm
Week of July 7 Art Happening Sculpture at La Pointe Center & Art Guild
Wednesday, July 9 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Week of July 1 “Art Car” at La Pointe Center & Art Guild
The Pub Madeline Island Summer Film Festival
Wednesday, July 2 Bell Street Gallery Children Hand weaving class with artist Tina FungHolder—Children weave Red, White and Blue adornments Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party
Bell Street Gallery Art Bar “Open Mic Night” 5–7pm
Thursday, July 3 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm Friday, July 4 Madeline Island Community Parade 10am on Main Street A Day on the Green: Madeline Island Celebrates at Madeline Island Museum Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 12–8pm Bell Street Gallery Pottery demo with Jonathan Walburg from 12–4pm Madeline Island Fireworks at Ferry Landing 10pm
Saturday, July 5 Bell Street Gallery jewelry trunk show with Bayfield artist Lissa Flemming and basket weaving demo with Tina FungHolder 4–7pm Pottery demo with Jonathan Walburg 12–4pm Artist Reception for Island plein-air paintings by Holly Tourdot (Show runs Sunday June 29–July 12) Live music in Bell Street Gallery Art Bar 4–8pm La Pointe Center Art Guild Jan Elftman & Friends Artist Reception Madeline Island Music Camp Fellowship and Advanced String Quartet Concert 10am Madeline Island Music Camp Shanghai Quartet Concert 8pm
Thursday, July 10
Friday, July 11 Bastille Day Celebration with live French Music in Bell Street Gallery Wine Bar 5–8pm
Saturday, July 12 Bell Street Gallery Jewelry Trunk show with Kathy Dawdy and Tonja Sell sculptural ceramic artist. Artist reception at Bell Street Gallery Art Bar open with local live music 4P Peddle, Paddle, Plod & Plunge Madeline Island Museum Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade Madeline Island Music Camp Prairie Winds Quintet Concert 8pm The Apostle Islands Area Community Fund’s Jeannie Buffalo-Reyes Memorial Dinner and Silent Auction at Legendary Waters, Red Cliff, WI
Sunday, July 13 Bell Street Gallery 2nd Annual International Madeline Island Croquet Lawn Tournament Noon to sundown Madeline Island Music Camp Young Artist Concert 11am
Wednesday, July 16 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour— Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: Loon Watch at Museum 7pm
Thursday, July 17 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar “Open Mic Night” 5–7pm
Friday, July 18 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm
Saturday, July 19 Bell Street Gallery Jewelry Trunk show with local artist Poco Adams and Artist Reception for Fredric McCormick, photo-realistic rock painter 5–8pm (Show runs Sunday July 13 through 27) Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm Monday, July 21– Sunday, August 3 Postitivity Children’s theatre Tuesday, July 22–Friday, July 25 Woods Hall Children Art Classes: Traditional Drawing and Painting, Dreamcatchers, Groovy Painted Stones and Garden Stick Sculptures Wednesday, July 23 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: “Somebody Lived Here” at Museum 7pm Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm Thursday, July 24 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar “Open Mic Night” 5–7pm
Friday, July 25 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live music 4–8pm
Saturday, July 26 Bell Street Gallery Artist Reception for Island painter Keith Donaldson acrylic paintings “Abstractions to Representational”, potter Peter Jadonnath demos and basketweaver Tina FungHolder demo. Jewelry Trunk Show with Candy Westfield 4–7pm Live music in Bell Street Gallery Art Bar 4–8pm
Sunday, July 27 Bell Street Gallery basketweaver Tina FungHolder demo
Wednesday, July 30 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: “Mushrooms of Madeline Island” at Museum 7pm
Thursday, July 31 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar “Open Mic Night” 5–7pm and oven firing; live music
August Friday, August 1 Live music at Bell Street Gallery Art Bar 5–8pm Postitivity Children’s Theatre Performance
Saturday, August 2 Bell Street Gallery Artist Reception with Island abstract painter Katherine Parfet. Pottery demo with Island potter Tom Poole 4–7pm (Show runs July 27 through August 9) Live music in Bell Street Gallery Art Bar 4–8pm Madeline Island Pointe to La Pointe Swim Postitivity Children’s Theatre Performance
La Pointe Center Art Guild Artist Reception George Klein, Eli Wilson & Stephen Wysocki
Sunday, August 3 Postitivity Children’s Theatre Performance
Wednesday, August 6 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Thursday, August 7 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar “Open Mic Night” 5–7pm
Friday, August 8 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm
Saturday, August 9 Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: “Layers of the Forest” at Capser Trail 9–11am Bell Street Gallery Basket weaver Tina FungHolder demo and Artist reception 4–7pm Bell Street Gallery Art Bar open with local live music 5–8pm
Sunday, August 10 Bell Street Gallery, Tina FungHolder, basketweaving demo
Wednesday, August 13 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Thursday, August 14 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar “Open Mic Night” 5–7pm Friday, August 15 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and “Open Mic Nite” Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: “Animal Adaptations at Night” at Town Park Pavillion 9pm
Saturday, August 16 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: “Bat’s Bad Rap” at Museum 10am
Sunday, August 17 Bell Street Gallery Jewelry Trunk show with Kathy Dawdy and Artist Reception with Island abstract painter Yvonne Foster 4–7pm (Show runs August 10th–August 23rd) Live music in Bell Street Gallery Art Bar 4–8pm La Pointe Art Guild Artist Reception Phoebe Woolie Cushman, Bob Teisberg and Jan Shapiro
Wednesday, August 20 Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: “Bears, Dispelling Myths for a peaceful coexistence” at Museum 7pm Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island Art Galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Saturday, August 23 Bell Street Gallery Artist reception 4–7pm and Bell Street Gallery Art Bar open with local live music 5–8pm AIACF Marathon Swim around the majority of Madeline Island
Take an insider’s tour of twenty-seven beloved Madeline Island retreats.
Wednesday, August 27 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Thursday, August 28 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and “Open Mic Nite”
Friday, August 29 Bell Street Gallery Wine Bar Live Music 5–8pm Saturday, August 30 Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: “Explore the North End Trails” at Burroughs Trail 9–11am Bell Street Gallery Jewelry trunk show with local artist Poco Adams and Artist Reception with Madeline Island painter Steven-John McHugh, pottery demo with Island potter Tom Poole 4–7pm (Show runs August 24–September 6) Live music in Bell Street Gallery Art Bar 4–8pm La Pointe Center Art Guild Artist Reception “Art Exchange”
SEPTEMBER Saturday, September 6 Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve: “Explore the North End Trails” at Burroughs Trail 9–11am Bell Street Gallery Artist reception with Bayfield jewelry artist Grace Hogan 4–7pm Bell Street Gallery Art Bar open with local live music 5–8pm
Wednesday, September 10 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour—Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Thursday, September 11 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar “Open Mic Night” 5–7pm
Madeline island summer Houses: an intimate journey
An insider’s tour of twentyseven beloved retreats on historic Madeline Island! Available at bookstores and madelineislandsummerhouses.com Saturday, September 20 Bell Street Gallery Jewelry Trunk show with Kathy Dawdy and Island potter demo Tom Poole demos and basketweaving demo with Tina FungHolder, Artist reception 4–7pm Bell Street Gallery Art Bar open with local live music 5–8pm La Pointe Center Art Guild Artist Reception — Grant Recipients Show (Show runs September 18–28)
Sunday, September 21 Bell Street Gallery Basketweaving demo with Tina FungHolder
Wednesday, September 25 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island art galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Saturday and Sunday, September 27–28 Madeline Island Museum: Anishinaabe Cultural Days
Friday, September 12 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm
Saturday, September 13 Bell Street Gallery Jewelry Trunk show with Lissa Flemming Artist Reception with Superior, Wisconsin painter Erik Pearson 4–7pm (Show runs September 7–20) Live music in Bell Street Gallery Art Bar 4–8pm Wednesday, September 17 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party
Thursday, September 18
Thursday, August 21 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and “Open Mic Nite”
Bell Street Gallery Art Bar “Open Mic Night” 5–7pm
Friday, August 22 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm
Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm Mad Tour — Island Art Galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Friday, September 19
october Wednesday, October 1 Bell Street Gallery Art Bar Live Music 5–8pm and Community Pizza Party Mad Tour — Island Art Galleries and studios open 5–7pm
Thursday, October 2 La Pointe Center Art Guild “Autumn Arts” Community Show, Reception TBD
Friday and Saturday, October 3–5 Apple Fest on Madeline Island Artist Demos and Receptions at Bell Street Gallery
Saturday, October 18 Fall Fest at Bell Street Gallery Live Music and Artist Demos and Reception; pumpkin carving and costume parade games 12–5pm ~ 15 ~
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