First Fridays Press Releases

Join all the First Friday’s sponsoring downtown merchants as they welcome you to shop local and discover the best Racine has to offer on the FIRST First Friday’s of the 2019 year. Please support our First Friday Sponsors, listed on our website at http://firstfridaysracine.com/ or recognize them by their festive official Fridays Flag! This year, we are proud announce Porasik & Yde Wealth Management of Raymond James as our Premier Sponsor of the 2019 year of First Fridays.

Enjoy a cool beverage while you visit and enjoy the truly unique shops, galleries, restaurants and clubs that downtown Racine has to offer! Horse-drawn Carriage rides will return to Monument Square this June. Free live music will be available at three downtown locations: Monument Square, sponsored by Mt. Royal Investment Group, Crosswalk Park, sponsored by RAM, and Paul Harris Park. Watch the First Friday’s website for band line-up!

Photographic Design Gallery & Framing, 411 Sixth Street, is offering a beautiful music box (value $40) with the fine art image and song of your choice with the purchase of any framed image over $125. Music boxes are great gifts for Easter, Mother’s Day and graduation. Visit Photographic Design Gallery & Framing, 411 Sixth St., to see the newest photographs of Carol Hansen and Brad Jaeck.

Uncorkt, 240 Main Street, is the place to be on First Friday, April 5th. Our drink specials begin at 4:00 pm. with glasses of wine, only $5 each. Starting at 6:00 pm. until 10:00 pm., back by popular demand The Gary Ricchio Project! Also, there will be free wine sampling from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the back of the store. Come see why Uncorkt won the Best Wine Store in Racine County four years in a row!

The band Weird Science is at Indian Motorcycle of Racine & The Nash, 522 6th Street, in Historic Downtown Racine Wisconsin. Stop down into the shop to take advantage of their Green Dot sale! Buy any 2 green dot items and get the third green dot item of equal or lesser value for free!

Divino Gelato Café at 245 Main Street will be holding an Open Jam on Friday April 5th, from 6:30 PM until 9 PM. They will also be offering a special on their delicious French macarons: buy 2, get one free!

Lighthouse Gallery & Gifts, 306 Main Street, will feature their newest Artist, Beckie, and her beautiful Wisconsin beach glass jewelry. Come meet the Artist and see all the treasures made from local beach glass! Our Gallery is also introducing a new Wind Point Lighthouse Four Seasons print and poster with photos by Scott D. Olsen. Look for store specials and many new items.

It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping! Now is the time to get those unique, one-of-a-kind, presents that can only be found at Twice Baked Pottery at 245 Main Street. Whether it’s microwave apple bakers, bread bakers, egg bakers, or travel mugs, Twice Baked Pottery has something for everyone!

Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street, will be showcasing their loose gemstone collection for the April First Fridays event. Several decades of collecting has come together in an amazing and interesting assortment of colored gemstones, minerals, and diamonds.   Proposed jewelry designs featuring some of the amazing stones will also be on display.  We are celebrating our 15thanniversary  and look forward to sharing our passion for jewelry, gemstones and design in our relaxed gallery environment with the First Friday visitors.

Visitors enjoy free admission to RAM, 441 Main Street, and extended hours from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, April 5. Currently on view are four exhibitions that highlight different types of contemporary craft in RAM’s growing collection: From Nature: Contemporary Artist and Organic Materials, Treasure Trove: Establishing Metals and Jewelry Archives at RAM focuses, Fusion: Contemporary Enamels from RAM, and Represent: Exploring Portraits from RAM’s Collection. Beer and wine will be available in the museum gift shop from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

Twice Baked Pottery, 320 Main Street, is excited to ring in another year of First Fridays! Wedding season is approaching;  now is the time to start getting those one-of-a-kind wedding gifts you can only find at Twice Baked Pottery. Whether it is that vase, decorative bowl, a lamp, or cookware, there is something for everyone at Twice Baked Pottery! For April’s First Friday all Bread Bakers and Garlic Shredders, if bought together, are only $35 (normally a $39 value).

Adorn yourself with beautiful henna art from the lovely Luna, Renee Bebeau, from 4-8pm at Funky Hannah’s 324 Main Street. See the latest jewelry creations by the Funky Gals & be inspired to take a class and create your own!

First Friday Fish Fry at Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Avenue! Our team of crazy glass artist & chefs will be doing demonstrations of glass fish making and cooking using the artistic material served up at 2000º. Whimsical demonstrations and a fish fry like you’ve never seen before, only at Hot Shop Glass during First Friday’s April 5th from 4-8:30pm.