2022 Dates and Times
Saturday, June 4 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday, June 5 10:00 - 4:00
New for 2022 ...
RAM on the Road, Wustum on Wheels.... art activities for the whole family.
2022 Artist Amenities:
Free parking for artists in two parking lots close to the zoo and along city streets
Onsite “People” Food
Onsite Animal Exhibits
Hospitality Area, light morning and afternoon refreshments
Artists Reception (Saturday June 6th) Presentation of cash awards
Booth Sitters, areas to relax and enjoy Lake Michigan
Aerial view of the Racine Zoo on Lake Michigan
Getting to the Festival From Out of Town:
Racine Zoo is easily accessible. Take I-94 and exit on Highway 20. Head east. Hwy 20 will take you right to Main St., go north, cross the bridge and stay on N. Main St. for another 1.5 miles.
Downtown Racine Hotels:
The Racine Arts Council will continue to present one of Wisconsin's oldest and most respected juried fine art fairs, presenting over 60 artists from around the country exhibiting works in a variety of media. The Ballyhoo at the Zoo Fine Art Fair (formerly the Monument Square Art Festival MSAF), will be held June 4 & 5, 2022. Deadline for artists entry is March 15, 2022.
B@ZFAF will take place at Racine’s premier Main St. location, the Racine Zoo on beautiful Lake Michigan. Not only does the new location give us the additional space we need to present a safer event, it connects the art fair to one of Racine’s most popular and well-visited attractions.
The Racine Zoo offers large grassy areas for booth space with a lovely view of Lake Michigan and wide walkways that allow socially-distanced setup for artists and visiting patrons. The Racine Zoo has a reputation for hosting many prominent events; Bloody Mary Fest, Halloween Glow Drive-Through, Classic Car Shows and other wine and food events. Expanded publicity and marketing for B@ZFAF will be a collaborative effort between Real Racine, the Racine Zoo, The Racine Arts Council and the Racine Heritage Museum. We expect the 2022 B@ZFAF to be one of our most well attended arts festivals in recent history.
About Racine: Conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, the Racine Zoo is just north of historic Downtown Racine along the shores of Lake Michigan and North Beach. Close by are shops, restaurants, art studios, breathtaking architectural works by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Racine Art Museum (RAM), which holds the largest and most significant contemporary craft collection in North America.
Ballyhoo at the Zoo, is hosted by Racine Arts Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The RAC's mission is to encourage, support and advocate on behalf of emerging and established artists, artistic groups in our community, and young people interested in the arts.