Every year for the past 13 years we have opened our studios here in northern Wisconsin to our friends and guests.

This year we have six artists who will be sharing their art and their studios. We are open Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21, so if you can make it to Herbster, please stop by and see us. We are open from 10 am to 4 pm both days. There will be an information desk on Highway 13, so, if you don’t have a map, you can find one there. Just follow Highway #13 to Herbster (54844).

Saturday is also the day for the Herbster Corn and Brat feed, so you can bring the family and have a hearty lunch at the town gym at 86870 Lenawee Rd. We have a new restaurant, Cranberry over Superior, for those who prefer restaurant dining, or who arrive on Sunday.

Featured Artists

Sara Mustonen is a respected weaver. She produces beautiful woven scarves and apparel. As a side, she puts together handcrafted jewelry.

Jane Herrick creates very small carefully crafted constructions of wood and fiber. Sometimes the constructions appear on her abstract paintings.

Dale Paulson makes beautiful wood turned bowls and furniture. He is a recognized environmentalist and also sells honey from his own bees.

Scott Sample paints large paintings that will remind you of northern Wisconsin and which also lean toward abstract interpretations.

Diana O’Brien’s watercolor paintings of landscapes and flowers will be featured in her studio.

You all know my botanical paintings, of course. Or you can go to susanstrongbotanicalart.com to see some of my work. Sometimes I paint flowers from my daughter’s garden in West Virginia, or more likely, I choose wild plants from Wisconsin. Part of the joy of painting wild plants is wandering in the woods and meadows finding them.

Coming in September we will have workshops and discussions during the second week of the month. This is the first year we have offered workshops. All events are free, but require reservations. Please click here for further details of the workshops. You can get in touch via our website.

I will be teaching a 3 hour workshop on botanical painting and would love to have you join us on Tuesday afternoon, September 13 from 1-4 pm. If you aren’t familiar with the area, you are in for a treat. Lake Superior is the deepest and coolest of our great lakes. Cool air persists most of the summer, and the area is a natural wonderland of trees, flowers and birds.*

*Our art tour is supported in part by a grant from the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin

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