Racine & Me: 2023 Public Art Project

Racine & Me: 2023 Public Art Project

RACINE, WI (CBS 58) -- Kelly Kruse is the Executive Director of the Downtown Racine Corporation and joined us virtually to discuss the 2023 Public Art Project. 

The Downtown Racine Corporation’s 22nd annual public art project will feature decorated large 4 foot letters of ‘LOVE’ and ‘I Love Racine’ which will be displayed and available to view throughout downtown from June through mid-September.

“We’re so proud that we are one of only a few communities in the entire Nation that has displayed a public art project in downtown for over 20 years.” said Kelly Kruse, executive director of the Downtown Racine Corporation.

Kruse explained that the DRC’s choice of art that featured the word Love for this year’s project was guided not only with the desire to beautify downtown, but also to spread positivity and joy throughout downtown.

The DRC is currently seeking 24 artists to create unique, kid and family friendly designs for the art pieces. Selected artists will receive $100 for supplies.

Fan favorite voting will take place all summer long and the winner of that contest will receive a $100 downtown gift certificate. Artist applications can be found at Racinedowntown.com. Applications are due by Feb. 17.


Application Deadline: February 17, 2023

Artist Notification February 24, 2023

Available for Pick-Up March 13, 2023

Deadline to Return May 20, 2023

Sponsors are also needed to make this public art project a reality. Please visit racinedowntown.com or [email protected] for information.

DOWNTOWN RACINE CORPORATION: Downtown Racine Corporation, a non-profit whose mission is to foster economic, social, and cultural diversity by stimulating business development, programming events, and marketing downtown to the community, developers, and tourists.


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