Southeast Wisconsin's growing artist community
The Racine Arts & Business Center is home to Southeast Wisconsin's growing artist community. 16th Street Studios celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2015 and has grown to include over 60 artists. 2016 marked the opening of Gallery on 16th which showcases the art from many of the artists within the 16th Street Studios.
Local Art at its finest
Gallery on 16th in Racine, Wisconsin is the creative exhibit space for artists of the 16th Street Studios and located in the Racine Arts & Business Center. The exhibits offer a diverse range of styles and mediums from our artists.
Gallery on 16th is in the process of creating its exhibit schedule, check our Blog or Events calendar for info on upcoming exhibits at the art gallery.
The art gallery is open 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment.
Check our event calendar or blog for updates about new exhibits, opening receptions, and any "After Hours" events.
For information, please call 262-637-3958, or visit the gallery.
We are located on the 2nd Floor of the Racine Business Center at 1405 16th Street in Racine, Wisconsin
A HISTORY OF INNOVATION
The Cream City brick building was built in 1865 and Racine Wagon & Carriage Company took it over in the 1870’s. They continued to add on until 1905. After the advent of the automobile and the decline of the wagon industry, they opened manufacturing space to other entrepreneurs, changed the name to Racine Industrial Plant, and became the first business incubator in the country.
Many of Racine's businesses got their start within the Racine Industrial Plant, including: Modine Manufacturing Company, Webster Electric, Dumore, Midland Container Co., D.W. Davies, Scan-o-Matic, Marini Tool & Die, Racine Boiler, Tank/Metalworld.
Today the innovation continues with a wide range of manufacturers and other entrepreneurs.