Taking a class at The Clearing is a wonderful and truly memorable experience, but not everyone can participate in a Clearing class every year. If you can't join us for a class this year, maybe you can join us for one or more of many special events planned for 2016. Below is a list of some of those events and activities. You can also view these and the entire Clearing calendar, including classes, by clicking the calendar link to the left.

Take a look. If a class isn't in your future in 2016, maybe one of our special events is!




Take a look at all the Ellison Bay Art Crawl Participants

Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl


May 21 & 22 | 10 - 4 | Ellison Bay Area

The artists, galleries and schools in Ellison Bay can’t wait to show off all the new art, classes, clothing, household furnishings, Asian antiques, cheese, pottery, paintings, cider and refreshments at the Ellison Bay Arts Spring Art Crawl May 18 and 19 in Ellison Bay.

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Take a look at last year's parade photos

Olde Ellison Bay Days Parade


June 25 | 11 AM | Downtown Ellison Bay

Join your Clearing friends as we celebrate our wonderful community. Each year, The Clearing participates in the grand parade with our very own Clearing parade float! We always need help throwing candy, waving, walking and having a grand olde time. Give us a call if you can help.

In addition to the parade, Olde Ellison Bay Days includes a pie baking contest, talent show, arts & craft fair, live music, BBQ and picnic-style food and refreshments, and activities ranging from childrens’ games to our signature slow-bike race and water golf shoot-out from the Ellison Bay Park pier.


Take a look at last year's ice cream social!

Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Social


July 20 | 7 - 9 PM | Jens Jensen Center

Come and enjoy a cool treat on a warm summer evening! The Clearing's Annual Ice Cream Social takes place on Wednesday, July 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center. Five ice creams and one sorbet will again be available with all the toppings to finish off your very own edible masterpiece(s) including The Clearing kitchen's homemade chocolate sauce! Bring the family as we all scream for ice cream!

Everyone Welcome!


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Friends & Volunteers of The Clearing Annual Picnic


September 10
10:45am - 1:30pm | Homestead Meadow

Join The Clearing community for this fun filled day! Activities include highlights from the past year, honoring outstanding volunteers, and recognizing incredible instructors.






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The Clearing Speaks: Inspirations From The Clearing


May 2 - October 24, 2016

The Clearing Speaks is a combination of two unique exhibitions celebrating both visual and written work inspired by The Clearing's beautiful landscape, charming buildings and creative spirit. Initiated in 2010 to help celebrate The Clearing's 75th anniversary, The Clearing Speaks gained instant popularity and quickly became an annual fund raising event. Since 2010, The Clearing Speaks has raised over $16,000 for projects around The Clearing including the scholarship fund and the Forge.