Events

Taking a class at The Clearing is a wonderful and truly memorable experience, but not everyone can participate in a Clearing class every year. If you can’t join us for a class this year, maybe you can join us for one or more of many special events planned for 2018. Below is a list of some of those events and activities. Take a look. If a class isn’t in your future in 2018, maybe one of our special events is!

 

Door County Half Marathon & 5K

May 5, 2018 | 10 AM | Peninsula State Park


Operation Oatmeal: The Clearing will be to raise money for The Clearing's Scholarship Fund!

In the past five years, the team has raised an incredible $44,000 for the Forge and other projects at The Clearing.

Check out the ultra cool Team Forge…
 

Docent Lead Walks

Saturdays & Sundays | May – October
1 – 3 PM | Jens Jensen Visitor Center


Take a hike! The fabled history, folklore and landscape of The Clearing Folk School are the subject of free interpretive hiking tours through the campus and historic buildings, led by our volunteer docents.

Tour details and hike schedule…
 

Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20
10 – 4 | Jens Jensen Visitor Center


The Clearing and all of Ellison Bay Arts invites you to our Spring Art Crawl on May 20 – 21. Nine established galleries and studios open their doors. See what’s new in beautiful Ellison Bay!

Details for crawling around Ellison Bay this weekend…
 

Ice Cream Social

July 24
7 – 9 | Jens Jensen Visitor Center


Bring the family as we all scream for ice cream!

Interested in which flavors are being served? Thought you might…
 

Friends & Volunteers Picnic

September 8 | 10:45 – 2
Homestead Meadow @ The Clearing


We’ve got the checkered table cloths, the picnic baskets heaping with great food and a landscape setting second to none. The only thing missing is you!

Take a look at all the picnic details…
 

Ellison Bay Fall Art Crawl Weekend

October 20 & 21
10 – 4 | Jens Jensen Visitor Center


The Clearing and all of Ellison Bay Arts invites you to our Fall Art Crawl on October 20 & 21. Nine established galleries and studios open their doors. See what’s new in beautiful Ellison Bay!

Details for crawling around Ellison Bay this weekend…
 

Christmas Open House

December 6 & 7
10 – 4
Jens Jensen Visitor Center


Where else can enjoy homemade treats and mulled cider, view The Clearing Christmas forest and register for your Winter Program classes, all in one stop!

Click to enjoy all the yummy open house details…
 

Welcome Winter Seasonal Celebration

December 14
3 – 6
Jens Jensen Visitor Center


It’s an “open house” format, so come when you can and stay as long as you like! Enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of mulled cider, cheese and crackers, holiday sweets and seasonal guitar music, all in the glow of The Clearing’s Christmas forest and the warmth of a crackling fire…

Click for Welcoming Winter details…
 

Winter Potlucks

January 11, January 25, February 8 & February 22
6 – 8 | Stella Maris Parish, St. Rosalia’s Church
600 S Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay
Doors open at 5 pm with supper at 6 pm


Winter potlucks are almost as much a part of The Clearing’s Winter Program as the classes themselves. Hiccup…

Click to see more potluck fun…
 

Winter Program Student Exhibit

March 2 & 3
10 – 4
Jens Jensen Visitor Center


The Winter Program Student Exhibit is the culmination of two months of creativity. Students from over 90 classes gather to create and display their work. The exhibit is free and everyone is welcome!

Click for exhibit info…