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Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW)
April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Explore and Experience Art in Downtown Racine!
Join over 20 galleries, studios, and shops this April 15th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm to celebrate spring with the first of 2017’s Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW)! New members as well as old favorites take part in welcoming you and showcasing a variety of local and nationally known artist’s work in a wide range of unexpected treasures. Look for opportunities to engage with artists, take part in a hands-on activity, see new businesses and be part of Racine’s vibrant downtown art scene.
Benjamin Brewing Company will be featuring two landscape and fine art photographers. Will Archer and Linda Webster are both Racine natives that have traveled far and wide practicing their craft. Stop by Benjamin Brewing to check out their amazing work.
Northern Lights Gallery will be featuring Mike Fenner, a solo artist from New Zealand with a focus on acoustic finger-style guitar. Fenner performs pieces by a variety of artists while still being able to captivate his audience with a unique and beautiful style. Along with covering multiple genres, he currently is working on a new album where he is creating original songs from his life experiences.
Hot Shop Glass is a must stop during the Downtown Racine Art Walk! Artist/Owners Daniel Sviland and Amanda Cosgrove Paffrath will demonstrate the magic of creating glass art from their vat of 2000* molten glass. Stop in and be mesmerized! Find out about how you can try your hand at this amazing art form and shop the gallery of local glass artist’s creations.
At Racine Art Museum, visitors enjoy free admission from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. It is an opportunity to meet RAM Artist Fellowship Recipient Kirsten Bartel. As an artist invested in contemporary print-media with a strong background in traditional printmaking, her practice remains firmly rooted in multiplicity and duplication. She combines traditional print techniques with drawing, photography, and digital media. One of four recipients, Bartel’s work will be featured in the RAM Artist Fellowship Recipient Exhibition 2017 at RAM’s Wustum Museum, opening August 18, 2017.
The artist for Dover Flag & Map will be Gina Schoenherr, a Multi-Talented Mixed Media Artist.
Adorn yourself at Funky Hannah’s Beads & Art. Drape yourself in gorgeous artisan made necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Watch how one of a kind glass beads are made by hand at the torch and cheer artist Tracy Bernhart on! An extra special treat is guest artist Renee Bebeau, ready to adorn you with her stunning henna art! A temporary form of body art, henna has been used since antiquity to dye beautifully hand drawn patterns on the skin. Funky Hannah’s celebrates 20 years in downtown Racine…stop in and you’ll see why!
Plumb Gold skillfully curates a collection of wearable contemporary jewelry displayed alongside everyday staples. Taking pride in their rare and unusual gemstones, owner and artist Austin Schultz hand-crafts custom creations in store. With over a dozen exclusive designer lines and 250+ limited editions, there is a piece to suit everyone’s personal style.
Introducing….Modern Beauty @ VARITAY. Come to tour the beautiful loft studio in the 410 building and learn about Varitay’s 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 Modern Beauty photoshoot in action!!
Art Metals Studio will feature in house creations by our award-winning jewelry designers and metalsmiths. Beautiful colored gemstones and diamonds combine with precious and exotic metals in one of a kind and limited edition jewelry pieces.
Lighthouse Gallery is showing work by Featured Artist Scott D. Olsen, MyEyes Photography
Twice Baked Pottery street will feature ceramics by resident artist Scott Obernberger.
Special thanks to the 2017 DRAW sponsors:
Art Metals Studio, The DRC, Design Partners, Dimple’s, Dover Map& Flag, Northern Lights Gallery, Plumb Gold, RAM, Twice Baked Pottery, and Uncorkt.