RACINE — The Monument Square Art Festival, one of Wisconsin’s oldest and most respected juried fine art fairs, will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, on Monument Square, Main and Sixth streets.
The festival presents 80 artists from around the country exhibiting works in a variety of media including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.
MSAF for Kids offers a variety of art-themed activities for children of all ages provided by community arts and education groups. Planned activities include:
*The Racine Art Museum’s RAM on the Road will offer hands-on art projects.
* The Racine Arts Council’s LINK musical instrument petting zoo will feature musicians from the Racine Symphony Orchestra and offer a chance to interact with a variety of musical instruments.n Main Gallery summer program participants will provide face painting.
* Artist Jeff Shawhan will present a special Raku demonstration where participants can paint their own ceramic pendant, bowl or animal figure.n The Racine Unified School District will display student art and offer interactive art experiences including chalk drawing, face painting and a paint-a-square large canvas community project.Live entertainment will be provided throughout the two-day festival featuring special performances by Racine Unified School District student musical ensembles.
The Racine Art Museum, 441 Main St., will be offering reduced admission throughout the weekend of $3 for adults and $2 for seniors. There is no charge for children with a paying adult.
A silent auction of fine art donated by the exhibiting artists will be offered each day with proceeds benefitting the Racine Arts Council.
Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission fee.