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April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW) brings together the visual, performing, and culinary arts in beautiful Downtown Racine. Be part Downtown Racine’s vibrant art scene during this special walking tour of galleries & studios on Saturday April 21st from 4-8pm. It is sure to be a creative evening of shopping, dining and fun! See demonstrations by local artists, shop for the perfect piece of art, enjoy live music, and sample some of Racine’s finest cuisine. Two pop up wine bars from Uncorkt and hors d’oeuvres from three fabulous restaurants (Asiana, Butcher & Barrel and Out of the Pan) will treat you along the way and encourage you to explore all 11 venues within a 4 block area. Whether a date night or a family outing, DRAW has something for everyone to enjoy!
Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Avenue, welcomes the incredibly talented Matthew Urban for a one-night show of his work & special collaborative demonstrations with staff, students & alum of the Prairie School. Matthew is a renowned glass artist, with stints teaching at prestigious glass schools around the country including Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School and the Corning Museum of Glass. A special night of collaboration is planned as experienced and emerging glass artists from The Prairie School join Matthew & the team at Hot Shop Glass in collaboration to create blown glass to donate to the upcoming Premier event to benefit the schools scholarship program.
little glass bird. artful objects, 232 Main Street, is happy to have jewelry artist, Gloria Anslow, demonstrating her techniques using PMC (precious metal clay). Metal clay is a crafting medium consisting of very small particles of metal such as silver, gold, bronze, or copper mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry, beads and small sculptures.
Lighthouse Gallery & Gifts, 306 Main St., will be featuring a new exhibit by photographic artist Scott D. Olsen, MyEyes Photography, “A Tour of Black & White Through MyEyes” presented on various media. Be sure to check out his other (color) photography as well as a wide variety of items printed with Scott’s photos such as suncatchers, keepsake boxes, ornaments, jewelry and more. See the newest artwork from our other artists: fused glass, jewelry, paintings, shattered glass art and more unique treasures.
Twice Baked Pottery, LLC, 320 Main St, features fun, functional, hand-made pottery for everyday use. Stop and see how pottery is made and shop for that perfect gift for someone special or for yourself. New items include travel mugs and microwave bacon cookers. Watch live pottery throwing demonstrations all evening.
Plumb Gold, 322 Main Street, is excited to present stunning works of “Insect Art” by Chase Cortez. Perfect for the arrival of Spring…this young artist cultivates rare butterflies and insects in his home and mounts them to create beautiful and timeless art. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind. Chase will be available to explain his unique process. There will also be items for sale. A perfect union of nature and art.
Visit Funky Hannah’s, 324 Main St, for a blast of creative fun watching artists & staff members Joann Haas & Tracy Bernhardt demonstrate torch fired enameling & hot glass beadmaking. Both techniques are class offerings in our shop and mesmerizing to watch. See the gorgeous jewelry these two have created using their handcrafted components. Chat them up, treat yourself to some new jewelry and be inspired to try it yourself.
Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street, will be featuring new creations in mokume-gane by metalsmith and jewelry designer Christopher Sklba. This traditional Japanese technique utilizes multi-color metals which are forged to create a variety of patterns. The resulting metals are used as decorative as a well as structural elements in new pieces created expressly for the Art Walk Event. Stop in to see the newest work by our in-house metalsmiths and learn about this amazing metalsmithing technique.
The Artists Gallery, 401 Main Street, Celebrating its 20 Year
Anniversary featuring art fromvstudents from the three local high schools. Art demonstrations by member artists as well as pairings
of the featured student artists with members making art together. This fine art gallery has a variety of media featuring original art.
Varitay Studios, 410 Main Street, creates art and magic through beautiful authentic images. Tour the beautiful loft studio and learn about how we make that happen. Specializing in connected lifestyle portraits, creative business branding, and personal empowerment imaging with Modern Beauty, their newest business venture. Observe or sit in front of the camera for a live photo shoot demo. It’s a hike up on the third floor, but totally worth it.
Dimples Fine Imports, 416 Main Street, features the work of artist Vandana Gala from Mumbai, India. Inspired by human ecology, Vandana’s work uses multiple mediums including chalk paints, carved wood & ceramic, paper cutting & sculpting, plastic, metal, powder paints & acrylic to create her vision of the relationship between humans, their varied systems of interaction and the environment.
At Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, the exhibition Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection examines how artists are drawn to depicting wild, dangerous, and sometimes invented animals. A walk through this exhibition is like an art safari of real and imaginary beasts. Artists featured render their creatures realistically, sweetly, abstractly, or symbolically, often to explore larger issues about the environment, humanity, society, and culture.