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, a pottery studio, a church hosting a craft sale, a rural inn featuring a vineyard with custom seasonal wines and a farm offering fresh handmade wreaths & seasonal greens as well as visiting artists and a farm market.

All locations, with the exception of Saint Teresa, 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 handmade wreaths & seasonal greens. Also hosting visiting artists and farm markets.

5890 Monches Rd., Colgate

Phone (262) 966-2787

Visiting artists & farm markets 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 Artglass Studio:

Dot Spransy
Cozy and charming knitted hats and headbands.

Fat Turtle Confections

The sumptuous 
chocolate creations 
of Bob Blue.

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. Cold Spring Inn & Vineyard

A sprawling inn with master suite rooms featuring fireplaces & whirlpool baths. 

Specialty wines from the grounds own vineyard.

1033 Plat Rd., Hubertus 53033

(262) 628-9836

Featuring specialty wines from the Inn's own Vineyard

5. Goldsmith Jewelry

Handcrafted silver jewelry

1045 St. Augustine Road, Hubertus, 53033
[email protected]

6. 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.

7. Janet's Jewels

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

1169 County Road K, Hartford  53027

(262) 853-2731

8. Kettle Moraine Fine Art Guild

Watercolors, pastels, acrylics and fiber art created by local artists.

1209 Saint Augustine Rd, Hubertus, WI 53033-9766

9. Tree Ghost Country Store & Steel Menagerie

Custom created metal art for home or garden, wooden games & puzzles, antique and vintage collectibles.

5241 Holy Hill Road (Highway 167), Hubertus, WI  53033


Visiting Artist : Dreamweaver

Natural fiber hand woven shawls created on a triangle loom.

10. Lee Curtes Pottery

Stoneware utilitarian pottery inspired by nature.

5899 Shannon Road, Hartford, WI 53027


[email protected]

Visiting Artist : Matt Swenson of Djonk

Matt Swenson is the dude behind the Djonk (say “Yonk”)… Swedish for “junk.” He’s a guy with an oddball passion for turning vintage collectibles and junk into whimsical robot sculptures. 

11. 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