Brilliant Stranger on Etsy

Shop Online

Everything from Bib Overalls to Ancestry Cloth Dresses online in my Etsy Shop.  Purchases can be made with an Etsy account or as a guest, no account needed!  Payment options include credit card, Paypal and checks or money orders.

Sister Bay Studio and Gallery

The Sister Bay shop is a small studio/gallery space located in the heart of Sister Bay.  Behind Ecology Sports, across the street from the Harbor, you will find a group of charming studio spaces in a magical garden courtyard.  Art, Clothing and Outdoor Open Studio are offered throughout the season.

Brilliant Stranger Studio is located at 10740 N. Bayshore Drive (Highway 42) in Sister Bay – follow the path behind Ecology Sports or park and enter through the Ecology Parking lot on Sunset Drive.

Closed for Winter

 Call 920-366-0301 for more info or questions.

2018 Events

March/April 2018.  Dawn will be in Puebla Mexico as a four week resident artist at Arquetopia

June 22-24 2018  Dawn will be in Albuequerque, New Mexico for the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair. Visit their website for more information –

August 18-19 and September 29-30  Dawn wil be at the Sister Bay Village Hall for the Door County Wearable Art Show.  Visit the website for more information –

Stay tuned for more, 2019 events to be posted soon!

Guitar Shop

Please visit the new website for Dale Kumbalek’s Handmade Guitars –

Contact Brilliant Stranger

3 + 4 =

Museum of Wisconsin Art

Museum of Wisconsin Art

We’re happy to announce you can shop for Brilliant Stranger clothing in the Museum Shop at MOWA in West Bend, WI.

Museum of Wisconsin Art

Agora Makers Market

Agora Makers Market in Stevens Point stocks a wide variety of Brilliant Stranger Clothing, including Bib Overalls and hand dyed Kaftans.

Shirley Allen Gallery

Ancestry Cloth Garments available at Shirley Allen Gallery in Beautiful Downtown Captiva, Florida
shop: 239-472-3506
cell: 239-281-3017

Re Vision Gallery

If you are in Southeast Wisconsin/ Chicago area, Dawn’s work is part of the regular collection at Revision Gallery in Kenosha, WI.

Brilliant Stranger Sundresses featured in Belle Armoire Magazine

Press - Belle Armoire Magazine Winter 2018

“Voices of the Past” p 50

Press - Door County Living Magazine 2017

Wonderful article about my work and the development of Ancestry Cloth

Press - Belle Armoire Magazine summer 2017

“Living the artist’s Life” p 42

Press - Door County Living Magazine 2010

In the early years of Brilliant Stranger’s growth as a business and a clothing line…

Ancestry Cloth to be featured in The ArtWear Biennial 2017

Artwear Biennial - Fort Collins, CO

Dawn’s Ancestry Cloth was featured in the 2017 ArtWear Biennial in Fort Collins, CO – October 20-28 2017.

The Fabric of Forgetting October 14th-December 10, Alyward gallery, UW Fox Valley

UW Fox Valley Alyward Gallery

Solo show at UW Fox Valley, Alyward Gallery.  Closing reception is on December 10th from 5-7pm.  Show runs Oct 14-Dec 10 2017.

Brilliant Stranger is the new home of Refab, Dawn Patel Art, Mystery Stones and Kumbalek Tone Wood - handcrafted musical instruments.

If you are interested in joining our email list, please opt-in below.

You have Successfully Subscribed!