Door County


PLEASE NOTE – Our October Hours for Sister Bay are Saturdays 11-3 and Sundays 11-1 and Egg Harbor Hours are Thursday-Sunday 10-5

Welcome to beautiful Door County Wisconsin.    We can be found in Egg Harbor and Sister Bay in 2017.

Egg Harbor: Here is where you can find Dale and his handmade guitars, as well as a large selection of handmade and eco-friendly clothing.  The Egg Harbor shop is also the home to Dawn’s Ancestry Cloth – Dresses, Belts and Jewelry made with meticulous and extensive stitching, beading and layering using organic linen , silk, vintage saris and repurposed leather.  Look for the big purple building in the center of town.  We are nestled between Greens N Grains and Spa Verde at 7821 HWY 42, Egg Harbor, WI 54209


Sister Bay: take a walk behind Ecology Sports and find a secret courtyard for art lovers!  The three studios are inhabited by Door County artists, and here you will find a gallery of fine art and handmade clothing, as well as an outdoor courtyard classroom with open studio offered four days a week.   Located across from the Harbor in downtown Sister Bay at 10740 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234

Artists and Artists in the making of all ages are welcome.  Travel sized art supplies are available for purchase.  Create in the courtyard or take them to go.

Our new Fall hours are Saturday and Sunday 10-3   Open Studio is dependent on weather.

Your Teacher Dawn Patel, the owner of the Door County shop Brilliant Stranger has also been an art educator her entire life, teaching in Wisconsin Public Schools, the Milwaukee Art Museum, The Wustum Museum of Art (currently RAM), The Kenosha Historical Museum, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, The Washburn Historical Society, Makers Space in Sturgeon Bay and the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.  Her teaching philosophy rests mainly on the belief that everyone has a gift, and a safe and open space to create can bring it out. All Art Activities at Brilliant Stranger are relaxed and allow great artistic freedom, but Dawn will be on the premises to get you started on your project and assist with any questions and issues that arise. She won’t be hanging over your shoulder but she will help you when you feel you need help.                           

Choose any travel kit and work in the Courtyard, with instruction and assistance as needed.                                     

Acrylic Painting – includes travel sized tubes, brushes, canvas, palette. starts at $15                                 

Pocket Sketchbooks – includes a travel sketchbook and Generals Drawing kit. starts at $12                     

Painted Totes, Tees, Bags and Rocks – Purchase a canvas bag, t-shirt or giant beach stone for $3-$20. A materials fee of $10 per person includes unlimited sharpie markers, acrylic paint, mediums, brushes and palettes on site.

Henna Kits (take home) All you need is sugar and lemon juice to create dozens of henna designs $15

Guided Activities – Reserve a table for your group.  MInimum group size of 2.
Call, email or text – or 920-366-0301

Block Printed T-shirts and Bags – It’s fun and easy to print on fabric. Using carved linoleum, wood, rubber stamps and found objects, learn the basics of relief printing on fabric. Instruction/materials fee $10 per person. Shirts and Bags $5-20  

Refab your Jeans – Bring your own jeans. Have your been eager to express your inner bohemian but didn’t know how to start? Use fabric paints and glue, fancy trims, embroidery floss and markers to turn your jeans into a work of art. Instruction/materials fee $10 per person.