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Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW)
November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Downtown Racine Art Walk brings the art community together for one special night November 18th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Visit these lovely locally owned galleries, shops, & studios during the Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW) Saturday November 18th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Meet the artists, get a behind the scene look at their creative process and see many artists at work! Explore the downtown Racine art scene and support local artists with your holiday purchases!
Hot Shop Glass artist & co-owner Daniel Sviland delights in creating Venetian style blown glass ornaments for the holidays. His skill and mastery of this medium is beautiful to watch. Be sure to stop from 3-7 to see Dan in action, shop our gallery or pick up a gift certificate for a workshop, 239 Wisconsin Avenue.
Art Metals Studio, 332 Main St, will be featuring new in-house design creations by our award winning jewelry designers and metalsmiths, as well as our exciting showcase designers. Beautiful colored gemstones and diamonds combine with precious and exotic metals in one of a kind limited edition jewelry pieces. Join the fun and experience wine tasting at its best as we host Uncorkt. Sample unique wines just in time for your holiday celebrations!
Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, is pleased to offer the RAM Awesome Art Sale, a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind, museum quality pieces donated by well-known, working artists during DRAW on Saturday, November 18. Hundreds of additional pieces donated by collectors will also be available for sale. This is a great opportunity to grow your art collection or purchase holiday gifts. Also, don’t miss the exhibition, 75 at 75: Significant Works from RAM’s Collection, with important pieces that tell the story of RAM’s growing permanent collection. In conjunction, view stunning portraits of nationally and internationally recognized artists, many of whom are also featured in current exhibitions. Admission to RAM is free during Downtown Racine’s Art Walk, 3:00 – 7:00 pm.
Dimples, 416 Main St, will be hosting an Indian artist Vandana Gala. Her paintings can be described as a seamless merger of abstract and contemporary art.
Resident photographer Scott D. Olsen of Lighthouse Gallery & Gifts, 306 Main St, will be offering his latest photographic art on various media.
Cecelia Ann & George Rowe with “Touch of Ann’s Glass Art” will be the featured artists at Twice Baked Pottery, 320 Main Street.
Varitay Studios creates art and magic through beautiful authentic images everyday! Please come up to tour our beautiful loft studio in the 410 building and learn about how we make that happen. Specializing in connected lifestyle portraits, creative business branding, and personal empowerment imaging with Modern Beauty, our newest business venture. Modern Beauty @ VARITAY is a complete portrait experience. With hair, makeup and design, a team of experts create a movie star experience, culminating in beautiful and inspirational images for our clients. View a live photo shoot in action during DRAW!! (sometimes we even let our guest sit in for a sample shoot…fun stuff!) It’s a hike up on the third floor, but totally worth it! 410 Main Street.
Funky Hannah’s, 324 Main Street, brings three creative artisans together under one roof for a pop up makers market! Joellen Fritchen, Too Good To Bead True, Leayn Tabili, Anthelion Jewelry and Michele Ulinski, Cool Stuff will be showing their work from 4-7pm in our workshop. Meet the artists & buy their beautiful creations.
The featured artist at Northern Lights Gallery, 423 Main Street, is Carol Ann Shelton. Carol Ann moved to London in 1981, and completed her studies at the University of Western Ontario, obtaining a BA in Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited at numerous gallery exhibitions, including the London Regional Art Gallery, and the Art of St. Thomas-Elgin. The stylistic expressions of landscapes in her work often include pastoral, or rural settings reflecting her love for the country environment. When viewing the paintings, it becomes clear that the underlying mood or situation in the painting is the most important element.
Say hello to artist Helen Dannelly at the newest shop – little glass bird. artful objects., 232 Main Street. Helen will demonstrate encaustic drawings.
Meet photographers Linda Webster and Will Archer at Benjamin Beer Company, 507 6th St. Will and Linda are freelance photographers based in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. They combine their love of travel with their photography and aim to capture the beauty and detail of their subjects to share with others, whether it is an impressive landscape, close-up detail of something like a flower, or documenting an activity of some kind. Much of their inspiration comes from their love of Racine and their proximity to Lake Michigan.