Greetings!   We are looking forward to an exciting new year with our renovated gallery and updated studio spaces for weaving, felting and pottery. We also have a new jewelry studio, with plans for workshops and classes.
One new program that we will be offering is an apprentice program. Thanks to a Pace Woods grant, we are able to offer opportunities to 3 people to learn and be mentored by an experienced artist in pottery, jewelry and weaving. In addition to personal guidance and mentoring the apprentice will be offered materials and workshop opportunities to further their learning.
Contact the Director, Joan Slack at for more info.

How to get involved at Woods Hall Gallery and Studios!

We welcome everyone to join the Woods Hall community and take the opportunity to learn new skills, take classes, sell work in the gallery, volunteer, and be part of our ever-evolving, exciting programs and events.

Use the Studios   

An annual $25 membership fee is charged for everyone who uses the studio space at Woods Hall. This entitles you to use equipment and facilities. We currently have  pottery, weaving, jewelry and felting studios. Each studio has policies and fees for materials, and a studio manager who can assist you with learning everything you need to know about working in that studio space.

To get started see the appropriate studio manager, talk to our staff, and pay your membership fee. Someone will be on hand to help you get oriented.

Become a Working Member

People who live on the island or have a strong connection to Madeline Island can become working members and sell artwork in the gallery, upon approval by the Artisan Review Committee. The annual membership fee is required, and the percentage of commission taken by the Gallery is based upon your hours worked. A packet is available at the front desk with all the information. Membership is annual, and all must reapply, refresh work for sale, and submit paperwork each year.

Take classes

We offer on-going workshops and classes in a variety of media! Watch the website, sign up for our e-mail list or stop by and see the calendar for updates on what’s being offered


We have many people who love Woods Hall and want to volunteer. We have a variety of jobs: cashiering, fixing-up tasks, helping us maintain the building, helping at events and classes, etc. We can always use a helping hand or two!


Our active group of “Friends” helps through volunteering, fund-raising, and showing support by attending events. To join the Friends group stop by the front desk for information, or call us at 715-747-3943 to be sent information on joining or contributing.

Attend events

Throughout the year we have special events such as artist demonstrations, mini-exhibitions, and pop-up classes. There is always something interesting happening!

Contact us with any questions!       715-747-3943      
Contact Director,




Woods Hall is an association of artists and craftspeople who have a close connection to Madeline Island, which is the largest of the Apostle Islands on the south shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin. Madeline Island has a long artistic and craft tradition, beginning with the Native Americans who first settled on the island. Missionaries and French fur traders started to explore this region in the late 1600's, choosing the island for a trading post and mission, and the English and Americans followed. Hardy settlers farmed and fished and logged here, and in the late 1800's "summer people"  seeking respite in nature discovered the island. All have brought creative skill, artistic vision and a strong sense of community to the island, leaving a legacy of  beautiful and functional objects, and an interwoven history. The artisans of Woods Hall, including descendants of earlier inhabitants, as well as those more recently seduced by the island's magic, are proud to be participants in this unfolding story.

Fun with weaving - class of 2016

Fun with Raku Firing and Clay at Woods Hall!