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Public Art Auction – Cookin’ Out With The K-9s

September 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Downtown Racine Corporation is excited to auction off the dogs from the 17th annual Downtown Public Art project featuring K-9 Heroes of Racine County. There are 25 life-size dogs total; 14 are replicas of the K-9s that serve all of Racine County and 11 are German Shepherds in a sitting pose, in which the artists had full creative reins. Dogs have been placed throughout downtown Racine all summer long.

 Cookin’ Out with the K-9’s Public Art Auction, is where the official auctioning off of the 25 pieces will be take place. It will be held on Friday September 14, 2018 from 5pm-8pm at Wingspread (33 East Four Mile Road, Caledonia, WI). This fun-filled event will include live music by Mean Jake. The artists and the actual K-9s with their handlers will be on-site as well. While there, enjoy food and drinks, including a “Bow Wow” beer garden featuring Racine Brewing and other Wisconsin microbrews. Tickets are $40 each or 2 for $75. To purchase call 262-634-6002 or email kkruse@racinedowntown.com.

 The 14 K-9s being replicated and their chosen artists:

 Caledonia Police:

  • K-9 Louie – Artist Scott and Cory Sebastian

Mt. Pleasant Police:

  • K-9 Brutus – Artist Michael Gorges
  • K-9 Ares – Artist Amanda Hohensee

Burlington Police: 

  • K-9 Zander – Artist Julie Conigliaro

Racine County Sheriff’s Office:

  • K-9 Friday – Artist Paul Muckler
  • K-9 Nox – Artist Rachel Hankwitz
  • K-9 Nitro – Artist Rachel A Womack
  • K-9 Murphy – Artist Joyce Lynn Williamson

Racine Police:

  • K-9 Dozer – Artist Laura Covelli
  • K-9 Titan – Artist Doug and Diane Soller
  • K-9 Hax – Artist Arlene LoPiccolo, Jennifer Zygmunt and DeeDee Dumont
  • K-9 Odin – Artist Daniel Debrocke
  • K-9 Dixie – Artist Kristen Gjerdset

Sturtevant Police:

  • K-9 Rhea – Artist Kaye Panyk

11 Sitting Dogs Artists:

  • Nancy Barthuly
  • Chelsey Cacciotti
  • Peggy Ducommun
  • Kristen Glonek
  • Joan Houlehen
  • Jeff Levonian
  • Nicole Zoe Miller
  • Tom Pulice
  • Rachel Grace Schimian and her 5th Grade Class at Evergreen Academy
  • Pam Valleios
  • Kelly Witte

Can’t attend the auction but would still like a chance at owning one of the dog sculptures? Online bidding is available now through September 14th at: racinedowntown.com/auctions

People’s Choice for favorite dog statue is taking place now through September 13. Visit racinedowntown.com/peoples-choice-public-art

All proceeds of this event benefit the Downtown Racine Corporation, a non-profit whose mission is to be the voice of Downtown Racine, facilitating, coordinating, and catalyzing efforts to enhance the image and functionality of Downtown, attracting new businesses, residents and visitors. 



September 14, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Downtown Racine Corporation


The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread
33 East Four Mile Road
Racine, WI 53402 United States
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