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“Excellent prints and paintings” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Water Street Gallery

Water Street Gallery
Ranked #7 of 19 things to do in Ephraim
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213 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent prints and paintings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013 via mobile

We really like Fred Bridenhagen's work, plus the chance to talk to him when he's in the gallery is worth stopping in--very interesting guy, besides an excellent artist. Unframed prints run $30-100, but nicely matted/framed versions are available as well. Makes me wish we had a cabin to decorate nautically!

Visited May 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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473 reviews
115 attraction reviews
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“Wide and varied selection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

The gallery has a good selection of prints, oils and giclees. Both framed and unframed.

The premises are on two floors and are very light and airy with plenty room to move around freely.

A nice place to browse and perhaps even buy.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Gill68
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“Water Street Gallery IS Door County!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

No trip to Door County would be complete without a stop at Water Street Gallery in Ephraim just before downtown on Hwy 42. It is a beautiful gallery where the owner/artist Fred Bridenhagen not only produces the most detailed beautiful door county original oil artwork and prints of the same but he is there in person running the store. He is so personable and a pleasure to talk to. He takes the time to talk about art or the history of door county where he grew up. I spent an afternoon there just enjoying his company and was lucky enough to purchase one of his beautiful original pieces of art at a very low price. Not looking for an original? He has prints of all sizes of the hundreds of detail landscape, water, lighthouse, wildlife painting available in prints framed or unframed. What a beautiful treasure it was to find this gallery with such a totally down to earth artist who takes the time to greet every customer and make them feel at home. If you travel to Door County you cannot miss the opportunity to stop by Water Street Gallery in Ephraim located next to Beach People another little gem of a store that if you have children they would love to stop and browse the Door County souvenirs available there. No trip to Door County is complete without a visit with Fred! Enjoy!!!

4 Thank Craigeandsusie
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Minneapolis, MN
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“Fred's works for the most part”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

Quite a selection of art work. We have purchased several pices of art work here. Always new items are available. Check out the little cottage next door. Beach items galore. It's a fun place to shop.

Visited September 2011
2 Thank TheDewster
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26 attraction reviews
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“Delightful art gallery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2006

A trip to Door County, WI isn't complete without visiting several galleries. We heard that there are over 900 artists in this popular tourist destination, and the abundance of galleries is proof of that. The Water Street Gallery in picturesque Ephraim is the best we saw. Spacious (two stories) and bright, it features works (many already framed) by several Door County artists. We bought a small print of Wilson's Restaurant and notecards featuring lighthouses and barns. Very impressive was the delightful lady who worked there; she was very friendly and helpful, a definte asset to the business. Check out the gallery's website ---- to order pieces you wish you'd gotten while there!

5 Thank jblwright
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