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LAKE COUNTRY ART & GARDEN TOUR

July 19 to July 24, 2021

The Lake Country Art & Garden Tour is a weeklong celebration of the complementary fusion of the arts and local gardens in their spectacular full bloom – Monday, July 19 through Saturday, July 24 – with the key sponsor Ellenbecker Investment Group.


The tour begins on Monday, July 19, you may enjoy unique events in ten local gardens that include a pollinator garden tour, tea and tour of a local historical inn, cake decorating demo and delish with flowers, evening sculpture tour, nature photography class, fused-glass and wine workshop, raku demonstration, clay workshop, production garden tours and a scavenger hunt through a spectacular sculpture garden. Most events are family friendly. 


Then on the last day, Saturday, July 24, you may tour five Pewaukee-area gardens, infused with music and visual art. Meet nationally renowned gardening expert Melinda Myers in person to ask your gardening questions – and enjoy an art festival featuring PAAC member artwork for sale under the tent. (Melinda Myers's appearance underwritten by ATC GrowSmart Project.)

 

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE LAKE COUNTRY ART & GARDEN TOUR

Note: Each of these events is ticketed separately but you may buy multiple tickets of each one. Once you purchase the first one, the next purchases will go very quickly. Keep your emailed receipts from each purchase as these serve as your tickets to the gardens, classes and tours. Thank you for supporting the Pewaukee Area Arts Council!

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SIGNATURE VIP ALL-GARDEN TOUR
& EVENT PASS

July 19 – 24 – $300

With this all-inclusive pass, you’ll have access to every art and garden event all week long – including special workshops and tours – see below. If you want to see it all – it’s yours!

Sponsor:  Ellenbecker Investment Group

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FIVE-GARDEN DAYLONG ART & GARDEN TOUR – FEATURING EXPERT MELINDA MYERS

July 24, 10am - 3pm – $15

With this ticket, your tour on Saturday includes conversations with Melinda Myers, music and stunning art for sale at the Mehmert's garden. Add four beautiful gardens to this Pewaukee-area art-infused tour with special music and art attractions all day long from 10am to 3pm at each garden destination. Inspire your creative and gardening spirits, and talk with Melinda Myers who appears thanks to underwriting by ATC's GrowSmart Project! 

Tour five gardens:

  • Shelley Mehmert, N35W28364 Taylors Woods Rd., Pewaukee (Garden sponsor: Stone Bank Farm Market) 

  • Debbie's Garden, N30W28875 West Lakeside, On Pewaukee Lake (Garden sponsor: The KTeam with Kassandra Maurer First Weber)

  • Barbara Kelsey, 355 Stone Ct., Pewaukee (Garden sponsor: Waukesha State Bank)

  • Asa Clark Home, Pewaukee Historical Society, 206 Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee (Garden sponsor: Positively Pewaukee)

  • Joel Pfeiffer, 617 E. Capitol Dr., Hartland (Garden sponsor: Chiropractic & Wellness on Pewaukee Lake)

Sponsor:  Ellenbecker Investment Group

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JENNIFER HERRO’S POLLINATOR & PRODUCTION GARDEN – GUIDED TOURS

July 19, 10am - 2pm – $20

Enjoy the Herro family’s beautiful pollinator and production gardens, and learn how Jennifer attracts those essential pollinators – and how her gardens thrive! Ask your questions as Jennifer shares her garden wisdom on these casual tours. Join a tour that begins every half hour beginning at 10am. Take home garden seeds, a kneeling pad and pollinator guide. And enjoy art-infusion along the way.

Location: W314N7068 WI-83, North Lake.

Garden sponsor: KM Site Services 

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STONE BANK FARM MARKET – JOHN GEHL ORGANIC FARM GUIDED TOURS

July 19, 11am - 2pm – Free, please register

Complimentary organic farm tour, please register to attend. Lunch at the farm on your own. Enjoy watching plein air painters and listening to music on the farm. Family friendly.

Location: Stone Bank Farm Market, N68W33208, County Hwy K,

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Garden Sponsor: Waterstone Bank

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GENETTI GARDENS & GALLERY –
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS BY KARREN & MICHAEL JESKE AND COMPLIMENTARY WELDING DEMO BY JOEANN GENETTI

July 20, 10am or 12am – $35
(max 10 people each)

Learn photography tips from husband-and-wife award-winning nature photographers, Michael and Karren, while immersed in lush floral gardens with painters and musicians setting the mood – two sessions offered.

Location: Genetti Gardens & Gallery, 611 Bleeker St. Delafield

   

Garden sponsor: Hawks Inn

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INN AT PINE TERRACE – TEA & TOUR BY JOHN GRESLEY

July 20, – $35
Tours at 2pm, 2:30pm, & 3pm
(max 8 people per tour)

Learn fascinating inn history with owner John Gresley, and enjoy a special tea served with sweets and savory treats while musicians and painters set the mood. Then stroll the gardens at your leisure. Take home a complimentary vintage teacup.


Tour location: Inn at Pine Terrace, 351 E. Lisbon Rd., Oconomowoc

Garden sponsor: Two Men & A Truck 

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HAWKS INN – LOLO LOVES CAKES FLORAL CAKE DECORATING DEMO & DELISH BY LAURA MCGUIRE

July 21, 10am – $55
(max 15 people)

Watch and learn as the exuberant Laura McGuire of Lolo Loves Cakes creates a beyond-fabulous live-floral-embellished cake that will astound you! Then taste the sweet sensations after the demo and take home a goodie bag filled with cake-themed fun.

Location: Hawks Inn, 426 Wells St., Delafield

Garden sponsor: Genetti Gardens & Gallery

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SPECTACULAR SCULPTURE – SCAVENGER HUNT WITH PRIZE & ARTIST TALK BY PAUL BOBROWITZ

July 21, 10am - 2pm – $5 per ticket or $20 per carload

Stroll the wooded acres of giant way-beyond fabulous sculptures and smaller whimsical metal creations on Paul’s property. Take part in a scavenger hunt and take home a prize. Paul will share about creating his lifetime of sculptural work. Enjoy other artists and musicians on the expansive garden. Children under 10 are free and don't need a ticket!


Location: Spectacular Sculpture, N93W29174 Woodchuck Way, Colgate

Garden sponsor: Walmart

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LAKE COUNTRY FINE ART SCHOOL AND GALLERY – CREATE A CLAY BIRDHOUSE WITH MARLENE MILLEVOLTE

July 22, 10am - 12pm – $45

Create a fun clay birdhouse for your garden with studio owner/artist Marlene Millevolte. Glazed then fired for you! Pick up your birdhouse two weeks later during studio hours. Fun for everyone 7 years and older.


Location: Lake Country Fine Art Studio and Gallery, 112 Capitol Dr., Hartland

Garden sponsor: meijer 

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SOUL FIRE ART STUDIO & GALLERY – FUSED-GLASS GARDEN STAKE WORKSHOP, WINE AND MUSIC

July 22, 7pm – $55
(18 people max)

Owner/artist Teresa Spencer will teach you to create a colorful fused-glass garden stake while you sip wine with your friends! Pick up your one-of-a-kind garden stake at the studio after it’s fired.

Location: Soul Fire Art Studio & Gallery, 636 Main St., Delafield

Garden sponsor: Revere’s Wells Street Tavern

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SOUL FIRE ART STUDIO & GALLERY – RAKU DEMONSTRATION

July 22, 6pm – Free, please register

Witness how artist Dave Cierro creates raku art pieces using this exciting, fiery process. Demonstration takes place outside the studio.

Location: Soul Fire Art Studio & Gallery, 636 Main St., Delafield

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BRYNTEG FARM, CSA – CONVERSATIONS ON A FARM BY OWNERS CARYL & GARY WATTERSON

July 23, 10am - 2pm – $25 Per Car

Tour the beautiful and productive gardens while learning about growing healthy food. Caryl’s parents originally farmed the land. Since 2009, Caryl and Gary have brought their own dream to life supplying food, and teaching the next generation to appreciate and enjoy it. Art experiences available in this beautiful setting – and enjoy music in the garden. Bring a lunch and relax with your family. Mini art pieces created by the Pewaukee Area Arts Council members will be for sale.


Location: BrynTeg Farm, CSA, N1087 St. John's Way, Oconomowoc (near Ashippun)

Garden sponsor: Be Green Pro LLC

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ARTIST JOEL PFEIFFER – SCULPTURE IN BLOOM & HEARTROCKS STUDIO TOUR, 2 BEVERAGE TICKETS INCLUDED

July 23, Time 6:30-8:30pm – $30

Enjoy an evening stroll through artist Joel Pfeiffer’s sculpture-filled acre and tour his artist studio. Meet the award-winning artist and enjoy live music in the garden. Adults please. 


Location: Sculpture Garden & HeartRocks Studio, 617 E. Capitol Dr., Hartland

Garden sponsor: Chiropractic & Wellness on Pewaukee Lake