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Racine Starving Artist Fair

August 1 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, August 1 is the 56th Annual Racine Starving Artist Fair, featuring 110 artist booths.  It is being held for the first time at DeKoven Center, 21st (Caron Butler) and Wisconsin from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The Fair is organized by the Racine Art Guild to raise funds for its College Art Student Scholarship Program.

It’s all about the art…

The Starving Artist Fair is a high-quality, juried fair.  But high quality does not equal high prices. One of the rules of the Starving Artist Fair is that each piece of work sold there must cost under $300.

The fair will feature a broad mix of art media.

Drawing and Painting: 25 artists are participating in covering this broad form of art ranging from acrylic, watercolor, digital, oil, pencil, and resin-enhanced.

Woodworking: 7 wood-based artists share their skills in intarsia, carving, slab, carpentry, and more.

Glass: 5 artists work in blown, fused, stained, and mosaic forms of glass art.

Ceramics: 10 clay/ceramic artists will share their particular specialty of sculptural and dishware art.

Jewelry: 15 artists share their unique take on jewelry making including the use of stone, wire, precious metals, polymer clay, and leather.

Photography, fiber, printmaking, metal, and mixed-media artists are also very well-represented.

The Fair features artists from throughout the region.  25% of the Artists come from Racine County; 11% reside in Kenosha; 57% come from Wisconsin communities outside of Racine and Kenosha, and 7% from Illinois.

Great food and drink

Food will be offered from booths at a food court on the southeast portion of the grounds AND sweet treats will be for sale on the north east and west sections of the Fair. Food vendors include:

  • Meat on the Street—Filipino food with meat Kabobs
  • Mesrob Church—Armenian Food
  • All About Tacos—Gourmet Tacos
  • Nimble Coffee Coffee & Specialty Breakfast and Lunch Sandwiches
  • Cowboy Kettle Corn
  • Pastry4U—Sweet Treats
  • DeKoven Center—Wine and Beer

Kidz Korner free art activities

Children will have the opportunity to create a couple of projects at the Kidz Korner to take home with them. All supplies and guidance on completing their projects are provided free of charge.  Nearby, Glittery Tattoos by Stephanie will provide some bling to kids with these temporary appliques.

MUSIC— two locations

Fine music is being provided by a number of musicians throughout the day. This year music will be at two locations—the east and west side of the DeKoven buildings.

East stage                                                                       West stage

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.          Brandgás String Quartet       11:30 a.m.-Noon Brandgás String Quartet

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.          Young Strings

1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.    Nolan Boerner                    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.             Wesley Riley

Within the fair:  Vibha Kendzia booth B-33

The historic buildings of the DeKoven Center; along the Lake Michigan shore is the perfect location for an art fair and enjoying good food and friends.


August 1
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Racine Art Guild


Dekoven Center
600 21st St.
Racine, United States
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