The Downtown Racine Corporation is excited to auction off the dogs from the 17th annual Downtown Public Art project featuring K-9 Heroes of Racine County. There are 25 life-size dogs total; 14 are replicas of the K-9s that serve all of Racine County and 11 are German Shepherds in a sitting pose, in which the artists had full creative rein. Dogs have been placed throughout downtown Racine all summer long.
Cookin’ Out with the K-9’s Public Art Auction, is where the official auctioning off of the 25 pieces will take place. It will be held on Friday September 14, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Wingspread. This fun-filled event will include live music by Mean Jake. The artists and the actual K-9s with their handlers will be on-site as well.
While there, enjoy food and drinks, including a “Bow Wow” beer garden featuring Racine Brewing and other Wisconsin microbrews. Tickets are $40 each or 2 for $75. To purchase call 262-634-6002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 14 K-9s being replicated and their chosen artists:
K-9 Louie – Artist Scott and Cory Sebastian
Mt. Pleasant Police:
K-9 Brutus – Artist Michael Gorges
K-9 Ares – Artist Amanda Hohensee
K-9 Zander – Artist Julie Conigliaro
Racine County Sheriff’s Office:
K-9 Friday – Artist Paul Muckler
K-9 Nox – Artist Rachel Hankwitz
K-9 Nitro – Artist Rachel A Womack
K-9 Murphy – Artist Joyce Lynn Williamson
K-9 Dozer – Artist Laura Covelli
K-9 Titan – Artist Doug and Diane Soller
K-9 Hax – Artist Arlene LoPiccolo, Jennifer Zygmunt and DeeDee Dumont
K-9 Odin – Artist Daniel Debrocke
K-9 Dixie – Artist Kristen Gjerdset
K-9 Rhea – Artist Kaye Panyk
11 Sitting Dogs Artists:
Nicole Zoe Miller
Rachel Grace Schimian and her 5th Grade Class at Evergreen Academy
Can’t attend the auction but would still like a chance at owning one of the dog sculptures? Online bidding is available now through September 14 at: racinedowntown.com/auctions
People’s Choice for favorite dog statue is taking place now through September 13. Visit racinedowntown.com/peoples-choice-public-art
All proceeds of this event benefit the Downtown Racine Corporation, a non-profit whose mission is to be the voice of Downtown Racine, facilitating, coordinating, and catalyzing efforts to enhance the image and functionality of Downtown, attracting new businesses, residents and visitors.
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