The Castle Art Story
Amy Wilde has offered henna, jewelry, and colorful imported goods at Wisconsin festivals, fairs and markets for many years.
But then, the pandemic changed everything. Events were cancelled. Artists, artisans, and other festival vendors suddenly had no where to go.
Amy quickly adapted to the situation, and in July of 2020, she opened a shop in Door County, WI. The new store wasn’t just a place for her to sell her own items, Amy made it a welcoming space for other henna artists and festival vendors to work and sell as well.
Located in beautiful Fish Creek, the Castle Art shop is a fun store with a festival spirit and an eclectic selection. Amy sells her beautiful sterling silver jewelry featuring labradorite, moonstone and larimar, colorful imported home decor, henna supplies, and unique gifts. Her friends from the markets and festivals provide unique art and handmade goods, while Amy and other local henna artists create beautiful henna tattoos using all natural henna, hand mixed by Amy herself.
Wisconsin’s summer markets and festivals are returning, but the shop remains. Whether your looking for fun things to do, or interesting places to shop, you’ll want to make Castle Art part of your Door County vacation.
What is henna?
The HENNA PLANT is a woody shrub that grows in dry regions and deserts of western and southern Asia and the Middle East. The henna plant, also known as Lawsonious inermis, has a naturally-occurring dye that has been used for thousands of years to dye hair and in some cultures adorn the body. Castle Art only imports 100% pure henna powders, nothing added. Also, our henna has no twigs or leaf pieces. Currently we import henna from India and Pakistan.
CASTLE ART carries the freshest henna powder. When the new crop of henna comes in the previous crop is sold at a discount so check out the sales. Rest assured you will always get fresh henna. We also carry all the materials needed for making the best henna paste. Our Essential oils are top quality. Note: We offer wholesale pricing, please email wholesale inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Stones & Silver
MOONSTONE & LABRADORITE : Castle Art also carries the most iridescent Moonstone & Labradorite Silver jewelry. No two stones are the same, please check back often to see what’s new. Moonstone has been called the travelers stone, to be used as protection during travel. It is also “the stone of new beginnings, connected to the moon and intuition”. “It is also said to both arouse tenderness within the self, and to bring happiness to the environment in which it resides.“ The Romans believed it was made with the light of the moon, and in India they believed that the shimmer was a benevolent spirit inside the stone that brought good luck. Labradorite: “It is said to represent the temple of the stars, assisting one in the sustaining and maintaining, while providing for the understanding of the destiny one has chosen.” This stone deflects negative, unwanted destructive energy and protects benevolent energy. Labradorite helps with timing and patience.
Meet the Owner
AMY WILDE has been importing henna since 1997. She also designs and imports moonstone/ labradorite jewelry and. Amy facilitates henna workshops at libraries, schools and temporary tattoos (transfers) at parties, picnics, proms and graduation. Amy also attends henna conventions to keep up on trending techniques. Amy is ICNHA (International certification Natural Henna Arts) certified.