Madeline Island Murals

Learn Madeline Island history while strolling downtown La Pointe.

The Angus Cheese House and Transportation murals are located at the Madeline Island Heritage Center, 273 Colonel Woods Avenue. The Peterson Night mural is located at Island Carvers,  N662 Main Street. The Poppy mural is located behind the Parkside Condominiums, Main Street across from Joni’s Beach.

All murals designed and  painted by Holly Tourdot. The Angus Cheese House, Transportation Mural and Peterson Music Night Murals were supported by a grant from the La Pointe Center for the Arts and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.  Additional funding  for the Peterson Night Mural was provided by Island Carvers.

Memorial Day Events & Happenings

Friday, May 24 
Live Music w/  Ric Gillman, 1 to 4pm  @ Bell Street Gallery ARTBAR
Open House @ Madeline Island Museum (Wisconsin State Historic Site), 5 to 7pm.

Saturday, May 25
Spring Migration Bird Hike w/Victoria Erhart @ Big Bay State Park, 8am to 10am. Meet in main entrance parking lot.  Sponsored by the Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve. 

Live Music w/ Brian Green , 12noon to 3pm +  Barron Whittet, 3:30 to 6:30pm +
Ric Gillman, 7 to 9pm  @ Bell Street Gallery ARTBAR

Winter Works Exhibit Reception @ La Pointe Center Art Gallery, 4 to 7pm

Sunday, May 26
Live Music w/ Nile Norton & Friends, 2 to 4pm + Barbara Myers & Friends, 4 to 7pm @ Bell Street Gallery ARTBAR

31st Annual La Pointe Center Wine Tasting & Auction @ The Pub, 2 to 5pm.
Proceeds benefit the La Pointe Center for Arts.

Monday, May 27
Madeline Island Association Fundraising Breakfast @ Cafe Seiche, 8 to 10am. Proceeds benefit the Island Association Scholarship Fund.

Memorial Bay Dockside Ceremony @ Town Dock, 10:30am
Memorial Day Celebration & Mural Dedication @ Madeline Island Heritage Center, 11am

Memorial Day Remembrance Walk & Ceremony @ Madeline Island Heritage Center, Veterans Honor Garden, 11:30am

Visitor Appreciation Weekend ~ June 1 & 2

Celebrate the first weekend of June on Madeline Island!

Visitor Appreciation Days at Madeline Island Museum
Explore Madeline Island’s storied past at the Madeline Island Museum for half-priced admission.  (Kids 17 & under FREE!).  Experience more than 300 years of Island history, from Ojibwe lifeways to the fur trade, from missionaries to loggers, from boat building to fishing and more! Special children’s exhibits and activities. Located ½ block from the ferry landing in downtown La Pointe, the museum is open 10am to 4pm. Owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The Madeline Island Ferry Line will provide complimentary return passenger fare with admission to the Madeline Island Museum (ticket must be picked up at the Madeline Island Museum). Ticket is valid on June 1 or 2 only for return to Bayfield. Vehicles and bicycles must pay regular ferry fare.

FREE!! Shuttle to Big Bay State and Town Park 
Experience what visitors have called “the best beach in northern Wisconsin” at Big Bay Town Park! Picnic area with covered pavilion, fishing and canoe rentals. Bridge spans beautiful lagoon. 
Leave your car on the mainland.  FREE shuttle service to Big Bay Town and State Park offered between 10:30am and 4:30pm on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. Pick up location @ Madeline Island Museum. Last shuttle will leave the Town Park at 4:45 pm & State Park at 5:00 pm.

Open House at Big Bay State Park
Explore Madeline Island’s natural beauty while enjoying outdoor fun at Big Bay State Park with FREE vehicle admission. Located 6 ½ miles from downtown La Pointe, Big Bay State Park offers seven miles of hiking, boardwalk and natural trails, beach access, picnic areas and camping.

FREE Fishing Weekend in Wiscosnin! 
Fish without fishing licenses or state trout stamps.