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 Fall Into Fun during First Fridays October 3rd in Downtown Racine!. . .



First Fridays Specials
  • Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street, will be showcasing their beautiful collection of October birthstones. Stop in to see their selection of unique Opal, Boulder Opal, and Tourmaline in a variety of cuts and colors. It’s a perfect time to get inspired for your holiday custom orders! See you Downtown.

  • Seebecks, 402 Main Street, welcomes Racine artist Jeff Shawhan as their October Featured Artist. Jeff creates decorative and functional ceramic art using the Raku process. Jeff’s line includes vessels, plates and tiles as well as large scale sculptures combining ceramics and steel. Jeff Shawhan’s work will be on display at Seebecks October 3-November 1.  Store hours are Monday – Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 12-4. 

  • Plumb Gold Ltd, 322 Main Street, will be highlighting their fantastic collection of Ethiopian Opals set in 22 Karat Gold! Stop in to see this new find of opal and its amazing play of color. Each piece is hand-made and one of a kind! They won't stick around long . . . special pricing on First Friday ONLY! Christmas layaway available! 

  • Evelyn's Club Main, 331 Main Street, Starting at 7pm enjoy your favorite hits by The Best of Racine 2010: Best Musical Group - NightWing. While you're here try a refreshing Moscow Mule or a yummy Pumpkin Fever Martini.

  • Axis Kitchen & Bath Design Center, 304 Main Street, offers a year end sale of 10% off on Kitchen and Bathroom remodeling to First Fridays visitors.

  • Racine Heritage Museum, 701 Main Street, welcomes you to stop during Downtown Racine’s First Friday, from 5 – 8:30 p.m. October 3, as we celebrate our new book and our old mummy! Meet local author George D. Fennell as he signs copies of his newest title: Racine. Fennell exclusively used photos from Racine Heritage Museum’s archival collection to create this new publication in the Images of America series produced by Arcadia Publishing. Racine uses a photo-and-caption format to document the stories of Racine’s harbor, streets, manufacturing, parks, and much more. Other works by Fennell include Racine: Drum and Bugle Corps Capital of the World produced by Arcadia Publishing, and The Racine American Legion Post 76 Drum and Bugle Corps - A Scrapbook History: 1916 – 1946, and We Winna Be Dauntit! The History of the Racine Kilties 1934 – 1992.  All these titles are available at Racine Heritage Museum, and can be purchased for signing during the First Friday event: Children, Mind Your Mummy! Once again, Racine Heritage Museum’s Mind Your Mummy event will run from 5 to 8:30 pm, during Downtown Racine’s First Friday, October 3. Wear your costume, visit the museum, and participate to find multiple stations with candy. Admission is free.

  • Northern Lights Gallery at 423 Main Street invites you to join us for First Friday on October 3rd. Get a jump on your holiday shopping by checking out all of our new merchandise and take advantage of our sales on transitional items including scarves, bags, and more. Open 7 days a week. Contact us at 262-635-0580.

  • Nancy Greenebaum's show, "On Safari," opens at Artist Gallery on October 3rd. "I knew that this would be the subject of my next exhibit," Nancy Greenebaum said of her recent safari to Africa. But Greenebaum’s works are not a zoological endeavor.  As she explains, “My aim is to express the essence of our encounter rather than a narration of the details of each animal. These images play with the photographic record to reflect my understanding of experiencing the animals where they live and belong.  I hope that you also will gain the sense of wonder, which was so palpable to me in their presence.” The exhibit opens October 3rd with a reception from 6pm to 9pm during the First Friday event in downtown Racine. The show continues through the month of October.

  • Enjoy Friday Fish Fry at The Ivanhoe Pub, a new fall Craft cocktail menu at envi and free tap beer and tap wine samples at Carriage House Liquor Co.

  • Photographic Design Gallery and Framing, 411 6th Street, will be the featuring their best special of the year. For one day only we will be offering $50.00 off any artwork over $100.00. Take advantage of this spectacular offer.

  • Enjoy free admission and extended hours from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, October 3 at the Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street.  See Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby. This is the first major retrospective exhibition of Higby’s body of work, created during his five decade career. Also open, (in)Organic: Labs features installations by artists Wendy Wallin Malinow and Edgar Mosa. These artists were invited by RAM to experiment within the project space using the natural world as a source of inspiration. Create Organic Art from 4:00 to 8:00 pm during the Free Hands-On Art Activity. 

  • Join the gals at Dover Flag & Map, 323 Main Street, for a rousing Nano Bug Race.  Bring your friends to hoot, holler and cheer your colorful bug racer on to victory!  All decorative Toland flags are on sale - save 20% through Saturday Oct. 4.  Save 40% on clearance items also.  While in the store, ask to meet the foster cats Kiley and Isabella who are looking for their forever homes.  You can complete your collection of Kiwanis Christmas ornaments - the 2014 ornament celebrating North Beach is now available!

  • Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Avenue,  is the hottest place downtown! Studio owners/artists Doug Chaussee & Amanda Paffrath will create blown glass art from 5:30-8:30pm! Stop in and see the action, shop the lovely gallery and be inspired to take a workshop!

  • Henry & Wanda’s, 501 6th Street, features the Heart Attack Jack Band (Classic to current Hits). Their dinner special is a Blackened Tilapia Filet . . . a savory seasoned and grilled Tilapia Filet topped with a mango salsa and offered with fresh vegetables and a grilled lemon wedge.  This weeks $7 Martini Special is a Naked Cosmo Martini (Three Olives Citrus Vodka and White Cranberry Juice and Triple Sec). Enjoy an upscale interpretation of classic American dishes served in an elegant relaxed atmosphere. Dinner served until 10 p.m. on the weekends.  Enjoy live bands every Friday & Saturday from 8 p.m. - Midnight!  Great Food - Great Service - Great Music . . . Henry & Wanda’s. 

  • MICHELSON LAW OFFICE, Bankruptcy Specialists, is happy to support downtown Racine businesses. Michelson Law Office is located directly east of City Hall and next to Paul Harris Plaza with the four-faced iron clock. Don't hesitate to stop in or call during office hours to discuss any of your debt related issues. We would be happy to answer your questions and schedule FREE initial consultations to help you get a FRESH START. We can discuss collection issues, discuss liquidating or re-organizing debt, and stopping foreclosures, garnishments or auto repossession. 262-638-8400.

  • Copacetic, 409 Main Street, your downtown hat and cap destination is filled with fall and winter inventory for the upcoming cool days. They have your favorite colors and styles in hats, caps, long sleeve t-shirts and socks all ready for you. Their friendly service will help you find the one that fits you best. Look good, feel happy in a hat from Copacetic.

  • BAC Photography, 614-6th Street Suite A, 262.496.5490. BAC Photography is brand new to downtown Racine and is a must see during First Fridays. Whether you’re looking for high school photos, individual or the whole family (well behaved pets are also welcome).  BAC Photography has reasonable session fees, wedding/event packages, single image print prices as well as print packages to choose from. Utilize their multiple fun props to dress yourself up silly and use their Photo booth program option for free* on First Fridays from 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM (*must upload you digital photo to your Facebook timeline, check-in BAC Photography and like their page to be free during your same visit; Normal rate $20 each). Go see them today, consultations are free and so is the warmth of the indoors upon your visit.

  • Funky Hannah’s, 324 Main Street, hosted a special jewelry sale and fundraiser all week . . . and on this final day of the sale – October 3rd - all remaining items are 50% off. Over 25 artists have donated more than 200 pieces of handcrafted jewelry for this special fundraising event, turning treasures into toys for impoverished children in Mexico. Local artists are on staff to assist you in your jewelry making adventures as well!

Check out all the happenings at www.firstfridaysracine.com and don’t forget to like us on FACEBOOK too! 

Spend an evening with friends and family enjoying downtown . . . the BEST of Racine. Find out about the latest happenings, in store specials and links to your favorite spots downtown here. Mark your calendar for every First Friday through December!

Be sure to thank our merchants for continuing to bring First Fridays to downtown Racine!

For more information contact Mary Osterman at Copacetic, 262-634-4287 or email firstfridaysracine@yahoo.com.

Special thanks to the Downtown Racine Corporation and Jean's Jazz Series for their support of this event. Remember to thank  and support the merchants that bring you Racine's best series of events continuing through the end of the year.


Join us October 3rd for our next First Friday!


3rd Coast Bicycles
Art Metals Studio

Artists Gallery
Asiana Bowl Restaurant
Axis Kitchen and Bath Design Center
BAC Photography
Black Hand Tattoo Gallery
Blue Moon Detective Agency
Blue Rock
Casablanca De Mexico Restaurant
Common Scents
Dessert Heaven
Divine Gelato Cafe'
Dover Flag & Map
D.P. Wigley Co.
Edward Jones
Evelyn's Club Main
Funky Hannah's Beads & Art
Green Closet
Henry & Wanda's
Hot Shop Glass
Humble Home
i ov thee dragon tattoo and body
piercing studio

Perfectly Frank
Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery
Jimmy John's
Johnson Outdoors
Lakeview Pharmacy
Main Street General Store
Mcaullif's on the Square
Metamorphosis Arts
Michelson Law Office
My Wicked Way
Northern Lights Gallery
Pepis Deli
Photographic Design Studio & Gallery
Plumb Gold LTD
Racine Art Museum
Racine Heritage Museum
Racine Optical
Reefpoint Marina
RG Natural Babies
Root River Council
Sticky Rice
Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe
Sweet Flame
Topdog Hotdogs
Whey Chai