Monches Artisans Holiday Open House

December 1-3, 2017

About Us

For 34 years artists in the historic Monches area of scenic southeastern Wisconsin have been opening their doors to the public the first weekend in December to share their studios and their artwork. A day trip to the Holy Hill area during this time has become a holiday tradition for many, with visitors coming from throughout the midwest.

The 2017 tour will include an artglass studio, a sculptor, two jewelry studios, a metal artist, an art cooperative, two restaurants hosting visiting artists,  a church craft sale and a farm offering fresh trees, handmade wreaths & seasonal greens as well as a festive shop filled with Christmas goods and visiting artists. 

All locations, with the exception of Saint Teresa and Flynn's Richfield, will  be open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Maps will be available at each of the tour stops.

1. Monches Farm
Antiques, unique gifts and custom dried floral design. Fresh trees, handmade wreaths & seasonal greens. Also hosting visiting artists.

5890 Monches Rd., Colgate

Phone (262) 966-2787

Visiting artists at Monches Farm:

Mary Schwabenlander

Life-like felted wool animals and hand carved seasonal figures.

Twice Baked Pottery

"Our mission is to provide a high quality product at a reasonable price.  Pottery was meant to be used and enjoyed.  It is meant to be functional art, not placed on a shelf, but on your table ."

Annie Rissell

Hand painted wood bead ornaments.

Sue Frenzel

Jewelry inspired by nature

Pine Hill Orchard 

Locally grown apples, apple products &  local raw honey.

(The delicious Hot Cider we serve at Open House is generously supplied by Pine Hill.)

Kudek Garlic Farm

Jim has a loyal following for his excellent locally grown garlic. Ask him about garlic - his thorough knowledge will astound you!

Jim's 2016 Garlic Menu

Auntie GG's Provisions

  • Artisanal English style cheeses
  • Fresh baked goods
  • Locally made dips & sauces

Serving Hot Chili all three days (vegetarian & meat)

2. Krauski Art Glass

Stained and sand carved pieces designed and fabricated by Bob and Mary Krauski. Ornaments and larger pieces, old favorites and new work.

W302 N9493 Hwy E, Hartland 53029

Phone (262) 966-7500

Visiting Artists at Krauski Art Glass Studio:

Fat Turtle Confections

Quality handcrafted candies for any occasion

Dot Spransy
Cozy and charming knitted hats and headbands.
3. Bobrowitz' Spectacular Sculpture

A working home gallery and indoor studio with a wide variety of sculpture.  Metal sculpture displayed inside and over several acres outdoors. 

N93 W29174 Woodchuck Way, Colgate 53017 

Phone (262) 538-1495 

4. Goldsmith Jewelry

Handcrafted silver jewelry

Goldsmith Jewelry will be exhibiting in conjunction with Bobrowitz Spectacular Sculpture at N93 W29174 Woodchuck Way, Colgate 53017 


5. Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish

Will host over 20 crafts people, bake sale, raffle and lunch served in the parish hall. 

W302 N9583 O'Neil Rd., Monches

SATURDAY ONLY 9am - 4pm.

6. Janet's Jewels

Custom jewelry created with handmade lampwork beads, Swarovski crystals and gemstones. 

1169 County Road K, Hartford  53027

(262) 853-2731

7. LakeFarm Gifts

A creative women's cooperative. The shop features one-of-a-kind art created by local artists as well as vintage home decor and accessories.

N95W26383 County Road Q

Colgate, Wisconsin, WI 53017 

414-750-8575  / l[email protected]

Visiting Artists : to be announced

LakeFarm Gifts features the creations of many local artists and craftswomen. These include  fiber art, handmade soaps & lotions,  photography, pottery, individually designed linens and handmade jewelry & beads. We hope to have several of our artists on hand for this event!

8. Flynn's Richfield

Flynn's Richfield will be serving pub food and featuring a Bloody Mary bar all day Saturday & Sunday.  

Hosting six visiting artists offering original paintings, nature photography and pottery.

640 Plat Road
Colgate, WI 53017
262-623-6222 / [email protected]

9. Perc Place Restaurant

Finish up your tour day with a relaxing meal! Nestled in the ❤  of historic downtown Hartford, Perc Place offers guests a savory experience for the satisfaction of both body and mind in warm and casual surroundings. Menu items are made from scratch with lots of love and unwavering appreciation from fresh and organic ingredients when available. 

 43 N Main St, Hartford, WI 53027