This is the time of year to be grateful, to reflect and to celebrate! First of all come family and friends, old and new, memories of those not with us anymore and traditions passed down through the years.
This year I also celebrate the wonderful city of Sturgeon Bay, our home for almost 5 years. We were so fortunate to find our abandoned building on 2nd Avenue and Michigan waiting for us!
It has been wonderful to see the changes and growth of the creative community since living here. To list a few: Isadoora Theater in our Indoor/Outdoor lower level space gaining popularity and experiencing sell-out audiences; the mentorship program of the Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl growing from 1 student to 4 this year; using the same space; Write On Door Co ekphrastic sessions in the gallery; Popelka Trenchard’s new Project Launch space with studios to artists and performance and/or exhibit space; the iconic granary saved with all kinds of creative opportunities; the new SWY building (old Advocate) open for so many exciting events to happen; Marcus to build a recording studio right next door to us.
And these are only the things I know about! There is good energy in Sturgeon Bay and it is building every year. More and more people are staying here for their vacations rather than going up north. Sturgeon Bay is becoming an art destination for many who have passed it by in years past. The Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl was a huge success this year with 300 people through my gallery alone.
As we approach the end of our 5th season, we are truly blessed to have such wonderful community support, good health, and such a happy family. We are grateful to live in Door County, a place where great artists thrive and good neighbors abound!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Margaret and Allin
Margaret Lockwood Gallery