Art Escape 

From painters, jewelers, potters, and sculptors to woodworkers and performers, Bayfield’s high-quality art scene is worth celebrating. The first-ever “Art Escape” is a nine-day celebration of all things art across Bayfield County and Madeline Island. It was held September 10-18, 2022. Dates for 2023 are still being determined. 

Area artists will be able to feature their art at a time and date chosen by the artists. This is a prime opportunity to showcase your art via live demos, art classes, and open houses and be included in the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau Art Escape directory.

Experience the arts through demonstrations, and open houses, and create your own masterpiece through a class.  Come see why so many are inspired by the natural beauty of Northern Wisconsin and create your own Art Escape during this week-long art extravaganza.

Kicking off Art Escape will be the Bayfield Festival of the Arts and Gallery Tour, at Memorial Park. Dates for 2023 are still being determined.  


2022 Art Escape Drawing Winners 

During Art Escape, attendees had the opportunity to enter a drawing to win art from area artists and galleries. Here are the winners! 

Rose Marsden - Waunakee, WI (Art Supply Basket from Karlyn Yellowbird Gallery

Adele Banas - Rhinelander, WI (Two Mugs from Eckels Pottery and Fine Craft Gallery

Vickie Carlson - Mounds View, MN (Jewelry Set from Silverwaves Jewelry

Kristen Walzak - Ashland, WI (Lake Superior Fish Painting, Artist Karen Maki) 

Ann Thomas - Poplar, WI (Sunflower Pastel Drawing, Artist Joanne Meierhofer) 

Mary Joe Hughes - Cornucopia, WI (Woven Shawl, Artist Michele Auger

Lizzy Brennan - Bayfield, WI (Birch Bark Basket, Artist Nathan Gordon)