Woodlanders Gathering

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How the Woodlanders Gathering Works

Choose your days, then fill them with as many workshops as you can fit into your schedule (be sure your choices don’t overlap times). Register online or call our office.


Day Fee (Thursday-Saturday): $115  includes your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and some evening activities.

Half Day Fee (Thursday-Sunday): $60 includes your choice of workshops, am/pm snacks, and beverages. Does NOT include lunch, which can be added on.

Material fees are additional and listed at the end of each workshop description. Friday and Saturday evening dinner picnics are also additional.

Friday & Saturday Evening Fun Events

July 14 Friday 6:30-8pm Woodlanders Olympics

Join us for a lawn games including classics like horse shoes at the Blacksmith Barn, bocce ball on the Green, giant Jenga alongside the stream, and a relay with summer silliness that includes important skills like transporting tablespoons of water over hurdles and under a limbo pole while employing team-building strategy. The winners will be crowned Woodlanders Olympians! Fun and free for Woodlanders participants, with some suds to wet your whistle!

July 15 Saturday 7:30-9:30pm Backyard String Band with the Prairie Lights String Band

At Alley Stage, you’ll be treated to the musical stylings of the Backyard String Band, a group of friends from the Mineral Point/Spring Green/Dodgeville area. Starting as a ukulele group, BSB has added guitars, violins, mandolins, an upright bass, hand percussion, and the random odd instrument to their ranks. BSB’s songs encourage you to smile and sing along! The Prairie Lights String Band is an acoustic trio offering unique takes on bluegrass, folk, Americana, country, and blues music. An intergenerational group in both membership and song selection, they perform a variety of arrangements spanning American roots to contemporary music. Open to the public. Tickets $5 & available at the door.

Rustic Arts & Nature Crafts

July 13 - 16, 2023

It’s like summer camp for adults!

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced craftsperson, you are in for an incredibly fun and creative time with nearly 40 nature-based workshops to choose from and more than 30 talented instructors to work with. Create rustic furniture, gourd art, pottery, or garden projects; try your hand at blacksmithing, woodcarving, nature printing, fabric dyeing, and more. Start your days with morning coffee and treats on the Art Cafe patio, enjoy daily lunches on the Green, and browse the incredible Woodlanders Silent Auction featuring rustic arts, nature crafts, books, tools, and more donated by instructors and students and benefiting Shake Rag Alley scholarship students. Take time to relax, soak up the sunshine, enjoy the company of a great group of nature-loving folks, and discover the magic of Shake Rag Alley’s lush gardens, tall trees, historic buildings, and natural spring-fed stream.

Come for a day, two, three or the entire four days and have the time of your life! 

Please remember to:

Purchase a Woodlanders Day Fee for each day you plan to attend the Woodlanders Gathering

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

If you are registering more than one person for workshops, please use the Additional Information box at checkout to identify who will be taking each workshop to help us prepare welcome materials and inform instructors.

Guest lunches for persons traveling with you who are not attending workshops are available for purchase below scheduled classes.

Day fees

Guest Lunches & Participant Picnics

Campus Map: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Coach House
18 Shake Rag Street

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Art Café

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Ellery House

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Open Air Parking

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Lind Pavilion Parking

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Roadside Parking
allowed on Commerce Street

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Smejas’ Studio parking

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Smejas’ Studio
30 Doty Street

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Curbside Parking
as indicated

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Accessible Parking
with curb cut

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Accessible Parking
with curb cut

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Alley Stage

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Cabinet Shop

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French Cabin

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1830 Log Cabin

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Potter’s House

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Blacksmith Barn

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Federal Spring

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Monarch Garden

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Lind Pavilion
411 Commerce Street

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two blocks to

High Street & Commerce Street
Restaurants, Shops & Galleries

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To Grocery Store
Point Foods
622 Dodge Street

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Street Parking with Additional Parking behind Smejas’ Studio

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The Green
open air park

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Stair Steps
Cabinet Shop & Lind Pavilion

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Stair Steps
to Alley Stage

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Stone Bridge
Federal Spring

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The Sardeson
223 Commerce St.
The Sardeson is home to the
Sardeson Pottery Studio,
Roland’s Loft,
and Tuckpoint. 31 of 33

Weaving & Fiber Arts Studio

Cannery Row Arts Incubator
121 Water St.

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ADA accessible buildings: Lind Pavilion, Coach House (first floor), Smejas’ Studio