Past Events

ArtRoot at the SE Wisconsin Artist Resource Fair
Saturday, November 11 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wustum Chas A Museum of Fine Arts
2519 Northwestern Ave, Racine

ArtRoot will be there, along with 24 other area organizations who will be sharing information about funding opportunities, exhibitions, residencies, fellowships, networking, memberships, art classes, and studio rentals.

For more information, visit http://www.ramart.org/content/se-wisconsin-artist-resource-fair.


Fall 2017 ArtRoot ArtsMixer
Thursday, October 26, 6-9 pm
The Branch
1501 Washington Avenue

Join ArtRoot at The Branch to mingle with local creatives, enjoy complimentary Pakistani food from Uptown’s Kabab and Grill, and grab a drink at the cash bar while Origins of Hip-Hop DJ Dario Wilson spins your favorites. Click here to see the flyer.

6:30 pm – Meet everyone (quick intros)
7:30 pm – Learn about what’s happening now

Meet and catch up with folks in the Racine arts community, exchange new ideas, and explore exciting projects.  At 7:30 pm, hear quick pitches about the following creative projects now in the works, and learn how you might get involved:

Bamboo Creative
Racine Creative Center
Racine Arts Council Writer in Residency Program and Write Around the Corner


ArtRoot at The Root River Festival
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 12-5 pm
Lincoln Park
2200 Domanik Drive, Racine

Join ArtRoot at the Root River Festival. Several members of our committee will be on hand to distribute information about our organization as well as other local arts groups, events and opportunities. Read more about it in the Journal Times.


ArtRoot at Juneteenth Day
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 12-8 pm
Dr. John Bryant Community Center
601 21st Street

Come meet some of the ArtRoot crew at the Dr. John Bryant Community Center’s Juneteenth Day Celebration from noon until 8:00 p.m. We will have a table by the Rock where we’ll be handing out information about ArtRoot as well as other local arts organizations, events and opportunities.


Spring 2017 ArtRoot ArtsMixer
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6-9 pm
The Branch
1501 Washington Avenue

6:30 pm – Meet everyone (quick intros)
7:30 pm – Learn about what’s happening now

Join us at a new location for a great night of live music by soul/jazz music composer Ryan D. Thompson, complimentary appetizers from Olde Madrid, and mingling with creatives. A cash bar will feature beer from Benjamin Brewing Company.  It’s your chance to meet and catch up with folks in the Racine arts community, chat about new ideas, and explore exciting projects.  Click here to see the flyer.

At 7:30 pm, hear quick pitches about the following creative projects now in the works, and learn how you might get involved:

Racine Art Guild/Starving Artists Fair 50th Anniversary
What’s Up Racine and Gallery on 16th
The Center for Collaborative Research @ Kenosha Creative Space
iMET Fab Lab


ArtRoot on the Radio
Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 8:10 am
WGTD 91.1 FM

Tune in to WGTD (91.1 FM) at 8:10 am on Tuesday, December 20 to hear an interview with several members of ArtRoot during The Morning Show with Gregory Berg.

Greg will be talking with Samira Gdisis, Robert Osborne, Nick Ramsey and Jessica Zalewski about ArtRoot’s vision for Racine and the tactics ArtRoot is pursuing to make that vision a reality, including the new Writer-in-Residence program at the Racine Arts Council.  This program, which launches on January 1, 2017, awards local writers a stipend and four-month residency at the RAC’s space on 6th Street in downtown Racine.  Congratulations to Peg Rousar-Thompson who has been chosen as the RAC’s inaugural Writer-in-Residence!

The Morning Show features one-of-a-kind interviews with locally and nationally renowned authors, regional newsmakers, opinion leaders, educators, performers, athletes and other intriguing members of the community.  The program airs weekday mornings at 8:10.

A recording of the show is available in the Archive section of The Morning Show web page.


ArtRoot Visioning Session
Monday, November 21, 2016, 6:00 – 7:45 pm
Racine Public Library (Lee Room and Atrium)

At 5:45, dinner will be provided:

ArtRoot and Visioning a Greater Racine invite you to join members of the arts community on Monday, November 21st from 6 – 7:45 p.m. for a discussion about how we can turn Racine into a city we are proud to call home. Come early if you’d like to share in a free meal at 5:45. The session on November 21st is one of a series of VISIONING sessions organized by Visioning a Greater Racine, a community initiative using the visioning process to connect the community in a united effort to enrich the region. The VISIONING process has been successful in transforming other cities into vibrant places to work and live.

We are inviting members of the arts community to the November 21st session in the hope that a critical mass of arts supporters will lead to more in-depth discussions about how a vibrant and growing arts community is critical to the larger vision of transforming Racine. The discussion will cover all aspects of change and renewal in Racine, in addition to the arts.  You will have the chance to meet representatives from many different arts organizations, individual artists, and supporters of the arts as part of this process.

If November 21st does not work with your schedule, you are welcome to attend any of the other VISIONING sessions hosted by Visioning a Greater Racine.


Fall 2016 ArtRoot ArtsMixer
Thursday, October 27, 6-9 pm
McAuliffe’s Pub
3700 Meacham Road

6:30 pm – Meet everyone (quick intros)
7:30 pm – Learn about what’s happening now

Join us at a new location for a great night of live music by the Dave Braun Trio, complimentary appetizers, and mingling with creatives. It’s your chance to meet and catch up with folks in the Racine arts community, chat about new ideas, and explore exciting projects.

At 7:30 pm, hear quick pitches about the following creative projects now in the works, and learn how you might get involved:

• UW-Parkside Theatre’s FreshINK
• Racine Arts Council’s Writer’s Residency
• OTIS Lifestyle Brand
• Artist Resource Fair at RAM’s Wustum Museum
• Case High School Theater Program
• Visioning a Greater Racine