Woods Hall Gallery and Studios
... is gearing up for a fun summer with the following demonstrations by local artists and authors. Click on our Calendar to see what’s in the lineup, and we hope to add more! We also will be offering classes, so watch for updates. Come watch art being created, listen to an author describe her writing, and chat with the artists as they demonstrate their magic!
Open to all ages.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11-5
How to get involved at Woods Hall Gallery and Studios!
We welcome everyone to join the Woods Hall community and take the opportunity to learn new skills, take classes, sell work in the gallery, volunteer, and be part of our ever-evolving, exciting programs and events.
Use the Studios
An annual $25 studio/gallery fee is charged for everyone who uses the studio space at Woods Hall. This entitles you to use equipment and facilities. We currently have pottery, weaving, jewelry and felting studios. Each studio has policies and fees for materials, and a studio manager who can assist you with learning everything you need to know about working in that studio space.
To get started see the appropriate studio manager, talk to our staff, and pay your membership fee. Someone will be on hand to help you get oriented.
Sell Your Work
People who live on the island or have a strong connection to Madeline Island can use the studios and sell artwork in the gallery, upon approval by the Artisan Review Committee. An annual $25 studio/gallery fee, which allows you to sell your work, is required, and the percentage of commission taken by the Gallery is based upon your hours worked. A packet is available at the front desk with all the information. The fee is annual, and all must reapply, refresh work for sale, and submit paperwork each year.
We have many people who love Woods Hall and want to volunteer. We have a variety of jobs: cashiering, fixing-up tasks, helping us maintain the building, helping at events and classes, etc. We can always use a helping hand or two!
Be a “FRIEND of WOODS HALL”
Become a Friend of Woods Hall member with an annual contribution that will help support our operating budget, provide scholarships, and allow for building maintenance. To join the "Friends of Woods Hall" group, stop by the front desk for information, or call us at 715-747-3943 to be sent information on joining or contributing.
Throughout the year we have special events such as artist demonstrations, mini-exhibitions, and pop-up classes. There is always something interesting happening!
Contact us with any questions! 715-747-3943
OUR INTERWOVEN HISTORY
Woods Hall is an association of artists and craftspeople who have a close connection to Madeline Island, which is the largest of the Apostle Islands on the south shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin. Madeline Island has a long artistic and craft tradition, beginning with the Native Americans who first settled on the island. Missionaries and French fur traders started to explore this region in the late 1600's, choosing the island for a trading post and mission, and the English and Americans followed. Hardy settlers farmed and fished and logged here, and in the late 1800's "summer people" seeking respite in nature discovered the island. All have brought creative skill, artistic vision and a strong sense of community to the island, leaving a legacy of beautiful and functional objects, and an interwoven history. The artisans of Woods Hall, including descendants of earlier inhabitants, as well as those more recently seduced by the island's magic, are proud to be participants in this unfolding story.