Friday, March 30, 2018

Get Behind The Arts 2018 in Kenosha and Racine, Wisconsin April 27-29

Up close art experience at the 2017 Get Behind The Arts Event photo by Barb Thompson Photography
Up close art experience at the 2017 Get Behind The Arts Event photo by Barb Thompson Photography
Get Behind The Arts is an INCREDIBLE weekend adventure in nearby Kenosha and Racine, Wisconsin welcoming the community into local art studios, galleries and museums. The self-guided tour gives visitors an unparalleled view of the creative and innovative processes of local artists in their own work spaces. Over the course of the weekend, over 100 creatives at 27 locations will introduce the community to their art and ignite the creative spirit in all of us. The weekend is a fabulous time to appreciate the talent of local artists and their contributions to our community, appreciate their artistry and foster our own artistic passion. Can you tell I am excited about the event?


Learning about local artists creative processes as they work at Get Behind The Arts in Kenosha and Racine, Wisconsin photo credit Barb Thompson Photography
Learning about local artists creative processes as they work. Photo credit Barb Thompson Photography.
Artists will include ceramic artists, writers, photographers, painters, jewelry artists, mixed media artists, aerial artists, musicians, glass artists, book binders and many more. The art trail will take you not only through studio but local galleries and museums as well. What a weekend!

Potter at work at Get Behind The Arts 2017. Photo credit Barb Thompson Photography.
Potter at work at Get Behind The Arts 2017. Photo credit Barb Thompson Photography.
The Preview Party on April 27 6PM-10PM at the Kenosha News Building at 5800 Seventh Avenue will feature poets, comedians, musicians and more. It will also include an art exhibition and art demos. During the Preview Party, you will get a sneak peak of Kenosha's community art project Keyed Up Kenosha: Piano Art Walk for this summer. The pianos are being painted by local artists and will be at various locations in Kenosha this summer where visitors can play them!

Racine participating locations will be open on April 28 11AM-5PM. Kenosha participating locations will be open 11AM-5PM on Sunday April 29. Tickets are $5 and will cover all three days of art exploration! Children enjoy FREE admission! Check out the Get Behind The Arts Brochure for more information and a map.

Talking directly to artists about their processes at Get Behind The Arts 2017. Photo credit Barb Thompson Photography.
Talking directly to artists about their processes at Get Behind The Arts 2017. Photo credit Barb Thompson Photography.
This is a great opportunity for a unique weekend getaway for families, a couple's weekend or even a girls' weekend. I am excited to share that I will be visiting Racine and Kenosha for the weekend and exploring local artists! I am excited in Racine and Kenosha. I hope that you can make the trip for at least part of the event and support local makers.

Maps will be available at Preview Night or at any of the studio locations and online.

Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Kenosha and Real Racine for hosting my family's visit to Get Behind The Arts. All opinions are 100% my own and I cannot wait to bring the Kenosha and Racine art community to you this April!

Get Behind The Arts 2018 Open Art Studios in Kenosha and Racine, Wisconsin

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3 comments:

  1. I love events like this. They are a great opportunity to see and learn about the people in your community. The Piano Art Walk sounds especially fun!

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  2. Ooh I am putting this one on my calendar!

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  3. Sounds like so much fun! We're booked that weekend, but putting it on my radar next year.

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