Galleries and Artist Studios
The creative spirit that moves through Mineral Point lends a unique quality to this small Midwestern community. One of the best things about a trip to Mineral Point is the opportunity to visit with the artists and finding handmade art created by people living the life they love in the city they love.
|AGAINST THE GRAIN. 31 High Street. 608.987.2329 againstthegrain. Don Mahieu is a wood sculptor who is inspired by nature. He utilizes regional hardwood burls and oddities to create unique and refined wood sculptures. Joey Mahieu is an artisan quilt maker, who specializes in commissioned quilts and custom long-arm machine quilting, basting and intricate pattern work. Both artists deal in sewing antiquities and collectibles.|
|ARTFUL APPAREL & MORE. 222 High Street 608.987.0022. artfulapparel.net. Kathleen Nutter has been weaving professionally for over 30 years. She uses natural fibers, hand-dyeing yarns at her studio – a newly restored shop on High Street. She features a full line of hand woven garments, hats and scarves.|
|BOTTLE WORKS FRAMING AND GALLERY. 26 High Street. 608.987.0359. bottleworksframing.com. Chris Taw creates images in a continual study in life drawing as well as scenes throughout Mineral Point. The Gallery features a rotating show of local and regional artists. Fine picture framing is offered with a wide array of frames for you artworks.|
|BREWERY POTTERY STUDIO. 276 Shake Rag Street. 608.987.3669. brewerypottery.com. Tom & Diana Johnston have been making pottery for 30+ years. Along with wheel thrown pottery, they create distinctive textured and inlaid slab pieces. Diana’s love of colors and oddities is evident in her paintings and unique assemblage clocks. Within this rambling former brewery, you will find the work of local artists, Ben Russell, Karen Fitzsimons and Bruce Fortney and over 100 artists.|
|C.PEPLINSKI DESIGNS. 216 High Street. 608.987.0129. email@example.com Cynthia Peplinski fabricates jewelry made in the old world tradition, embellished with vitreous enamel in the champleve and cloisonne’ techniques. The gallery and studio are open limited hours year-round. Find Cynthia’s designs at her Etsy shop too: rockpebblestones|
|THE CARPETBAGGERY. 608.987.4528. Harriet Story has moved from the potters wheel to the sewing machine. This multi-talented artist has begun designing purses, bags and satchels made from the finest materials and exquisitely crafted. You will find them at THE PEAR – 12 Fountain Street, or contact Harriet for more choices.DeeConst|
|DEECONSTRUCT. 214 High Street. 608.206.9304. Facebook:DeeConstruct/FB. An art and Junk Emporium featuring recycled art by Dee Hooks, and works by other local and regional artists. We also carry antique and vintage goods, as well as supplies for mixed media artists.|
|HOWDLE STUDIOS. 225 Commerce Street. 608.987.3590. brucehowdle.com. Bruce Howdle has been creating unique mugs, steins, vases & relief sculptures for 30+ years. You will find him in his studio – also a work of restoration art, happy to show you how his sculpted relief works are made. Also featured at the gallery are Jan Johnson, who paints colorful botanical watercolors and James Johnson, who creates startling abstract works using a variety of media.|
|JANE WILCOXSON STUDIOS. 9 Fountain Street. 630.551.0121 JaneWilcoxsonStudios.com. Jane Wilcoxson is an award winning artist working predominantly in oil pastels to create contemporary fin art. She specializes in quirky animals and fantastical scenes, using color and plyfulness to deliver the magic of the universe to everyday spaces. The work of a number of other fun-loving 3D artists are also featured in her gallery.|
|JOHNSTON GALLERY. 245 High Street. 608.987.3787. johnstongallery.com. Award- winning gallery with pottery, paintings and mixed media assemblage by local artists Tom & Diana Johnson, plus a largeselection of carefully chosen classic contemporary crafts from over 200 regional and national artists. You are likely to find Claire Johnston who works in a variety of mediums to create distinctive and fascinating works.|
|LONGBRANCH GALLERY. 203 Commerce Street. 608.987.4499. longbranchgallery.com. Rustic, folk, and fine art, the works of over 60 local, regional and national artists are featured. Judy Sutcliffe is a writer and illustrator, jewelry maker, tile artist, and concrete/mosaic artist. Tom Kelly paints and carves traditional motifs in a contemporary and whimsical style always filled with vibrant color and imagination.|
MAYDAY PRESS. 109 Commerce Street. 608.553.0227. mayday-press.com A down-home, old-timey vibe with new-timey letterpress goods designed, printed & assembled here. We feature original greeting cards, hand bound notebooks & art prints straight off our hulking presses. Guilty pleasures, too – finer instruments of design, drawing & doodling – pencils & pens, sharpeners, erasers, computer carry-alls, and other off-the-clock office supplies, plus a curated selection of design, typography, printing and pattern books. Open Thursday + Friday 12 – 5 pm; Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-2 pm.
|THE MULBERRY POTTERY STUDIO/GALLERY. 14 Jail Alley. 608.987.3659. themulberrypottery.com. Frank Polizzi has been a full time potter in the Mineral Point art scene for more than 35 years. He produces wood fired stoneware, flameware and porcelain, as well as pit-fired earthenware. His pieces are traditional form and the locally dug, food-safe glazes add a vibrant, natural element for all functional and aesthetic needs.|
|THE PEAR & SALVAGE HOME. 12 Fountain Street. 608.987.2902. thepearonline.com. A boutique gallery that features more than 40 artists, a fibre lover’s delight. We specialize in organic fibres and textiles with original garments and artworks – all handcrafted in the USA, or by fair trade organizations from around the world, including unique jewelry, purses, hats, rugs, scarves, perfumes, artisan soaps, candles & much more! Adjoining The Pear is a bonanza of vintage and modern household curios, shabby-chic furniture, antiques, architectural salvage, and renovation materials. Housed in an old cheese factory.|
|PRAIRIE OAK ARTISANS. 207 Commerce Street. 630.728.9998 prairieoakartisans. An art gallery showcasing the work of a group of artists who work in natural materials, historic methods or media, in nature or environmental themes, or who re-use or recycle materials into artful and functional items.|
|SANDY’S PALETTE. 608.987.1346. sandyspalette.com. Sandy Jones is a fiberdyer, knitter and spinner. She dies yarn and roving for knitters and spinners in her home studio. Lessons are available in knitting, spinning and dying. You can find her yarn locally at the Pear, 12 Fountain Street.|
|SIRIUS SUNLIGHT GLASS STUDIO. 218 High Street. 608.987.2716. getsirus.com. Jill Engels is a 5th generation Mineral Point native, a designer and crafter in glass Her 2D and 3D stained glass is influenced by her love of nature and dedication to the cause of peace. Chuck Pound is a torch-work marble maker, whose other hot glasswork includes hummingbirds, beads, icicles and aquariphernailia.|
SUGAR ROW. 234 High Street. 703.522.5594. lornafilippi-mulliken.com and clydepaton.net. Sugar Row is the working studio and sometimes gallery of painters Lorna Filippini and Clyde Paton, both graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The Gallery is open by chance or appointment.
|WANTOOT GALLERY. 236 High Street. 888.723.7659 wantoot.com. Wantoot Gallery showcases unique, handmade works of art from nationally recognized, as well as emerging artists. Sculptural and functional artworks include jewelry, ceramics, handblown glass, studio furniture, wearable art, painting, sculpture and photography.|
|WINDY RIDGE POTTERY. 3095 State Road 39. 563.212.4579. windyridgepottery.com. Joe and Christy Cole use hand-processed local materials, including wood ash, corn ash, limestone, dolomite, and red clay from a local quarry to create surfaces that emerge from wood firings with distinctive character and depth and stand up to daily use. Their gallery is located four miles west of Mineral Point on Hwy 39 and is open daily from 10 -5.|