This Saturday is GALLERY NIGHT!
Gad & Pick is now open!
It’s a great weekend to get out and see what’s happening in MP!
Friday July 31st
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mound City Bank is celebrating 100 years in business! Enjoy steak sandwiches grilled up by the Iowa County Cattlemen Association at 640 Dodge Street.
8:30 p.m. – Live Music by Anthony Lamarr and the Songwriters Circle including Madison Malone, Kyle Smith and Erik Kjelland at the Gray Dog Deli
Saturday August 1st – GALLERY NIGHT
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Mineral Point Farmers Market at Water Tower Park
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Take off your shoes and stomp on a big pile of clay at Frank Polizzi’s Mulberry Pottery – part of Gallery Night
11:00 a.m. – Kstyle Handmade MidSummer Tent Sale – follow the signs out of town to 4730 County Rd DD. This event will also be on Sunday, August 2nd.
12:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m. Rick Harris and Dan Greenwood perform in Library Park – part of Gallery Night
5:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m. GALLERY NIGHT! Although it is billed as a Gallery “Night,” there is no reason to wait for nighttime to get out and enjoy the galleries of Mineral Point. Maps of the participating galleries can be found throughout town, or you can download this one. Some special features are:
- Bruce Fortney’s landscapes at Brewery Pottery
- New work by Ken Koskela at the Longbranch Gallery
- Joe Cole of Windy Ridge Pottery will be at the Pear and Salvage to showcase his new collection
- Cindy Taylor’s artwork will be up at the BottleWorks
- Jane Wilcoxson has new animal metal garden art (pictured at right)
- Wantoot features four Wisconsin artists including Mineral Point’s own Brian Stuart
- There’s a ton of newly printed items at MAYDAY Press, and
- Bruce Howdle has been busy as usual.
For the full list of participating galleries, shops and restaurants, click here.
In addition to the galleries, many other businesses will be open late and having special enticements. Here are three examples:
1. Gad & Pick – check out the Palzkills’ new wine bar at the corner of High and Commerce. Shown at left working on the opening day (today!) are Max Palzkill and Ashley McCoy (who will be dividing her time between Gad & Pick and her business McCoy Interiors which can be found at At Home on High). Gad & Pick plans to be open 7 days a week
2. Shake Rag Alley volunteers will be manning an ongoing exhibit – starting this Saturday – at the Evening Pipe Shop (213 Commerce) demonstrating the type of items you can make when you take a Shake Rag class.
3. Tour the historic Mineral Point Opera House on Saturday evening.
Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather for this Gallery Night. The next one won’t be until December 5th!
Ongoing Activities Throughout this Weekend and Beyond
Tour the 1868 Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, Friday through Sunday 1-5 pm
Tour the Mineral Point Railroad Museum in Wisconsin’s oldest surviving railroad depot. Thursday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-4
Tour Pendarvis – one of only a dozen designated Wisconsin Historical Sites in the State
Daily 10-5 pm
Take a class at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. If classes are already full, tour the grounds and see what’s happening there.
Enjoy your visit to Mineral Point!
“one of the ten most beautiful towns in Wisconsin” – The Culture Trip
“where art and history really are the point“ – The Chicago Tribune
“one of America’s coolest small towns“ – Budget Travel
“charming” . . . “pathologically friendly“ – The New York Times
“one of the 10 most British towns in America” – the BBC
“one of 5 Midwestern small towns to visit now“ – Fodor’s
Click here to explore the unique and historic lodging options for Mineral Point visitors.
– Contributed by Lisa Hay