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Racine, WI     May 15, 2014

Plein Air Event in
RAM's Wustum Gardens

Saturday, July 12, 2014


The Racine Art Museum is pleased to announce its first plein air event to be held on Saturday, July 12. Sponsored in part by an ArtSeed grant from the Racine Arts Council, this free community celebration welcomes artists to paint and/or draw in the beautiful gardens at RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts.


Originally designed by landscape architect Alfred Boerner, Wustum's gardens are filled with a variety of foliage and flora to inspire you. They have served as a stunning backdrop for many paintings and as the background for memorable events and weddings. Capture their beauty in your plein air drawing or painting.


Kids can participate too

Kids, ages 7-13, can also join in the experience and register for a one of two kids' sessions held in the afternoon. Watercolor paints, paper, and materials will be provided for the children's event. An Art Educator will be on hand to give guidance and directions.


Awards will be presented at the artist reception starting at 5:00 pm that night. First, second, and third place will be awarded to adults. For kids, winners from each age category - Ages 7-9, Ages 10-13, and Ages 14-16 - will be selected.


Please call RAM's Wustum Museum at 262.636.9177 more information and to register or visit

Together, the two campuses of the Racine Art Museum, RAM in downtown Racine at 441 Main Street and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, seek to elevate the stature of contemporary crafts to that of fine art by exhibiting significant works in craft media with painting, sculpture and photography, while providing outstanding educational art programming.

Docent led contemporary craft and architectural tours of the museums are available. Both campuses of the Racine Art Museum, are open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and are closed Mondays, Federal holidays and Easter. RAM is open Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm, while Wustum is closed Sundays. An admission fee of $5 for adults, with reduced fees for students and seniors, applies at RAM. Admission to Wustum is free. Members are always admitted without charge to either campus.

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For more information or to request images, please contact:

Laura Gillespie
RAM Marketing Assistant
262.638.8300 x 114