Friday, April 17, 2015

Celebrate Local Artists with a Self Guided Art Studio Tour in Racine and Kenosha April 24-26


There is nothing like a trip to a working art studio to show you the creativity and innovation thriving in our country. I love to support local artisans and they really add a particular uniqueness to a community. Whenever I travel, I bring back something that was created in the place that I visited. That way, I bring a piece of that place home with me!

Our neighbors in Wisconsin, Kenosha and Racine have a neat weekend celebration of their local artists coming up April 24-26. The 2015 get bEHIND the aRTS Studio Tour will give visitors access to over 48 studios featuring 90 artists in 22 locations. This tour sounds like pure heaven for all of us that support local art!


Friday night will open the event with a free Preview Party at 427 Main St. in Downtown Racine from 6PM-9PM. The event will include performances from poets, dancers and musicians as well as live painting, a hands-on potters wheel and more! The art exhibition will also include an overview of the tour so you can plan your path as well as afford an opportunity to meet artists. There will be hors d'oeuvres for noshing and a cash bar.

You will be able to buy admission buttons for the weekend's tours at the Preview Party for a suggested donation of $5. You will also be able to purchase them at any studio open for the tour on the tour day. Maps will be available at both locations. Racine studios will be open on Saturday from 11AM-5PM and Kenosha studios will be open on Sunday from 11AM-5PM. Ceramics, water colors, jewelry making, glass blowing, screen printing, music and more will be highlighted on the tour. For more information check the website: http://www.getbehindthearts.com/ Donations help support these tours as well as future tours!

UW-Parkside will also be offering a tour bus with a tour led by a local artist. Tickets are $19 per person for one day, $29 for both. You must register through UW-Parkside.

What a great way to celebrate the arts and a way for us to take a peek into the creation process!

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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