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Downtown Racine is an artsy, hip, historic lakefront town. Our nationally recognized art museum, hands on art studios, theaters and galleries featuring incredible regional talent are here for you to discover. We have an unbelievable selection of locally owned restaurants (Asian, Pakistani, Spanish, Italian, Mexican, Greek, Thai, Cajun), the largest beach on this side of Lake Michigan, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and AMAZING shopping, you can easily fill a day exploring!

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Art Inspired Day Trip Ideas by Downtown Racine

Hot Shop Glass

239 Wisconsin Ave.

A gallery of one of a kind blown glass art made on site. Stop and watch local artists create & engage. Popular glass blowing and glass fusing classes offered by reservation.

Racine Art Museum

441 Main St.

Home to the largest and most significant contemporary craft collection in North America. Experience this impressive collection of work in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, polymer, and wood.

Public Art

Immerse yourself in this year’s public art project: a whimsical display of butterflies, each telling a unique story through its design and placement. You’ll also discover a living gallery around every corner. From past years’ projects, such as rocking chairs, 4-foot ‘Love’ signs, and charming bistro tables perfect for a reflective pause.

Architecture Tour

Enjoy your exploration of Downtown Racine’s beautifully preserved architecture and marvel as you learn about the amazing businesses that have occupied these historic buildings through the years.

6th St. Theatre

318 6th St.

A local community theatre troupe with a huge following! This black box theatre features original productions, including ‘Snowdance’ the 10 minute comedy festival with shorts submitted from all over the world.

Live Music

Multiple Locations

Downtown has a plethora of live music options. During summer, head to Monument Square, Reefpoint Brew House, Chartroom, or Smoke’d on the Water for live music all weekend. Looking for something more elegant? Check out the Racine Symphony.

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Hot Shop Glass
Art Studio
239 Wisconsin Ave
Racine, WI
Racine Art Museum
Art Gallery, Shopping
441 Main St
Racine, WI
Racine Symphony Orchestra
800 Center St, Suite 120
Racine, WI

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