September 9 - 17, 2023
From painters, jewelers, potters, and sculptors to woodworkers and performers, Bayfield’s high-quality art scene is worth celebrating.“Art Escape” is a nine-day celebration of all things art across Bayfield County and Madeline Island held September 9 - 17, 2023.
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 Arts at Memorial Park, on September 9 and 10, 2023.
Apply for Art Escape 2023
DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION: APRIL 1, 2023
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 pop-ups to be included in the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau Art Escape directory that will be distributed across Bayfield County and target markets in the weeks leading up to the event. Please fill out the form below to participate in this exciting art initiative!
Are Escape is open to any artists in Bayfield County and Madeline Island.
Advertise in the Art Escape Guide
DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION: APRIL 14, 2023
Arts and Culture are one of the top interests of visitors to Bayfield, and they need ideas on where to stay, dine and play. Please consider advertising in the Art Escape Guide for a minimal investment. It will be available to an already captive audience in the height of the tourism season (July-September) encouraging people to come back in September and experience Bayfield and the arts community in a whole new way!
In 2022, Art Escape generated $700,000 in economic impact for Bayfield County and Madeline Island in its first year.
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)