Brilliant Stranger on Etsy

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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.

Open Daily 10-5 Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

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

2019 Events

March 10  Dawn will be at the Chicago Artisan Market

May 19th Dawn will be at Covet Market in Chicago’s West Loop

May 25th and May 27th   Live music and Handmade Guitars in the Courtyard!  Tony Bessen of Unity the Band will play Dale Kumbalek’s Handmade guitars from 2-4pm.  Guitars will be on display and available for purchase 12-5pm.

July 3-5  Dawn will be in Baileys Harbor for their annual Fourth of July Bash!

August 10 Dawn will be at Sister Bay Waterfront Park for the Door County Festival of Fine Arts

August 24-25 and October 5-6  Dawn wil be at the Sister Bay Village Hall for the Door County Wearable Art Show.  Visit the website for more information –

September 20-22  Dawn will be in Jefferson, WI for the Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Fest.  Camp, sing and do yoga and wear some of my comfortable cotton clothing for yogis!

Stay tuned for more!

Guitar Shop

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

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Museum of Wisconsin Art

Shop for Brilliant Stranger Clothing and Dawn Patel Art at these Wisconsin Shops

Agora Makers Market   – Stevens Point Wi      Brilliant Stranger Clothing

The Cottage Goddess – Paoli WI      Brilliant Stranger Clothing – bib overalls

Panache – Waupaca WI      Brilliant Stranger Clothing – bib overalls

Revision Gallery – Kenosha WI   Paintings and Prints and Ancestry Cloth Accessories

Bazyli Studio – Baileys Harbor, WI   Ancestry Cloth Garments and Accessories




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…

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

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