Art lovers: Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 4th from 10:00am to 4:00pm when the 16th Street Studios in the Racine Arts and Business Center, 1405 16th Street, Racine, WI hosts its 25th Anniversary Open House. Admission is free. Masks are required in all areas except a dining area on the second floor.
16th Street Studios is home to over 70 artists. Tour their studios, learn about their craft, and purchase paintings, drawings, collage, pottery, photographs, and more. In addition, visit The Gallery at 16th, an exhibition space for resident artists, and take time out for food and beverages.
Chef Emerson Holliday of Dragon Pit BBQ will bring his crowd-pleasing barbecue to this event. Free parking is available on the street and in the east and west lots. Enter the building on its northside at either of its two entrances, identified by canopies carrying the avenue numbers, 1405 and 1515. Greeters will provide maps and directions to elevators and stairways.
The Racine Arts and Business Center is the oldest business incubator in the United States. Its Cream City brick building was constructed around 1865. In 1995, Artists began occupying space in studios that boast exposed brick and beams, along with large windows. In addition, the Center also offers spaces for commercial storage, offices, manufacturing and assembly. Learn more at racineartsandbusinesscenter.com, the 16th Street Studios Facebook page, or call (262) 637-3958.