2020 Dates and Times

 

Saturday, June 13

10:00 - 5:00 PM

Sunday, June 14

10:00 - 4:00 PM 

Racine Brewing Co.

Sat     11:00 - 4:00 

 

Live Entertainment

Saturday  

Kiwanis Youth Symphony  11:00 - noon

                    

Fendrick & Peck                12:30 - 1:30

Fendrick & Peck (Madeline Fendrick and Brian Peck) are adventurous and curious people who have put together their own variety show of songs, poems, and stories. Their music, though familiar and comforting in sound, is noted for its exquisite harmony, lyrics, and composition with a certain raw imperfection that helps you feel at ease in the world for a little while. Their lyrical content centers on the rebellious messages growing in opposition to our cultural narrative; perhaps the answers we seek actually are in peace in wildness, accepting our authentic selves, and love of the finest kind.

Mark Paffrath                  2:00 - 3:00

Sunday

Dulcimer Band               11:00 - 12:00

Jamey Buencamino       12:30 - 1:30

Jamey Buencamino is a guitarist that has been teaching and performing in Southeast Wisconsin for over 25 years.  He is a diverse performer involved in many regional area music projects and is a solo classical guitarist. Mr. Buencamino teaches both at the collegiate level and within the K-12 community helping students master and prepare for Classical Guitar, Jazz Band, and Solo & Ensemble Festivals.  He currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Kenosha Conservatory of Music.  Jamey has also been involved in various recording projects and had songs aired on local radio stations such as WGTD and WLIP.

 

Bob Treml               2:00 - 3:00  

 

                 

New for 2020 ...

"Quilts on Barns" Mini Road Rally

Stop at Real Racine and pick up a Quilts on Barns driving tour map and road rally instruction card.

Take a tour of four(4) barns, Sew n' Save OR Country Rose Bakery Cafe ... take a "selfie",  then come on down to Monument Square Art Festival to shop artists booths, share your quilt barn photos & receive a prize for your rally. Enter a drawing for a some great prizes!

 

 

Festival Attendee Information

Parking:

Click Here for Downtown Racine Parking Information

 

Getting to the Festival From Out of Town:

MSAF is easily accessible. Take I-94 and exit on Highway 20. Head east. Hwy 20 will take you right into downtown Racine. 

Metra
The closest Metra Station is located in Kenosha, about a 20-30 minute drive to Racine. 

 

Amtrak

The closest Amtrak station is located in Sturtevant, about a 15 minute drive to downtown Racine.

Taxi Services 

Downtown Racine Hotels:

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Monument Square Art Festival

One of Wisconsin's oldest and most respected juried fine art fairs features more than 60 artists from around the country exhibiting works in a variety of media.

 

The Racine Brewing Co. will be open both Saturday and Sunday during the festival. Great live entertainment will be featured on the Festival Square Stage. Security will be on site overnight.

Conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Racine’s Monument Square is located in the heart of beautiful historic Downtown Racine along the shores of Lake Michigan. Monument Square is adjacent to shops and restaurants and is located just across the street from Racine Art Museum which holds the largest and most significant contemporary craft collection in North America. Monument Square is within walking distance of historic home district and is also just minutes away from breathtaking architectural works by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Categories: 

  • Ceramics

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Fibers and Wearables

  • Sculpture

  • Photography

  • Mixed Media

  • Painting


Artist Eligibility:

  • Open to all artists creating original fine art and craft

  • All artists must jury with the exception of previous year's MSAF award recipients

  • Artist must be 18 years or older

  • No work made from commercial kits or prefabricated pieces are allowed. 

  • No more than 25% of work exhibited can be reproductions. All reproductive works must be clearly labeled 'Reproduction'. It is preferred that photographs be signed and numbered

Jury Process:

  • Entries accepted on Entry Thingy starting January 1st. 

  • Your entry will not be valid until your $20 jury fee is received.

  • After March 1st, Late Entry fee is $30. 

  • Selection Announcement will be made after April 15th.

  • Artist may only exhibit works in the medium they were juried into.  

Fees for Accepted Artists:

  • Booth Fees will be due by April 30th. Booth Assignments will be sent in May

  • 10 x 10 booth space fee is $180

  • A limited number of corner booth spaces are available for $205. Requests will be accommodated as long as space is available

  • Exhibitors will provide own tent, tables, chairs, displays

Artist Amenities: 

  • Free parking for artists 

  • Free overnight and RV parking 

  • Hospitality Area (morning and afternoon refreshments) 

  • Artists Reception (Saturday, June 1st)

  • Overnight Security 

  • Booth sitters available upon request

Cash Awards are given for the following:

  • Best of Show 2D

  • Best of Show 3D

  • Best of Show Overall

  • People's Choice Award


Awards are presented at the Artists Reception on Saturday evening. A banner indicating the award received is placed outside of the winning artists' booths on Sunday. 

Monument Square Art Festival is coordinated by Racine Arts Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 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.
 

Information For Artists Travelling from Out of the Area:

Downtown Racine Hotels:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk

  • Lochnaiar Inn

  • Christmas House Bed & Breakfast

Tourist Information: