Local shops are the heartbeat of our neighborhood and the spirit of our county. Now more than ever, our small businesses need you to shop local and shop early this holiday season. 

Please note that if you're looking for businesses to support this holiday season in Racine County, this list is a starter. However, it is by no means a definitive list of those that are worthy to patron right now. We hope that this list of local businesses, boutiques, and attractions will inspire to show your love for local, and make your own discoveries along the way:


Arts Metals Studio


Arts Metals Studio 332 Main St, Racine

Art Metals Studio design custom, fine jewelry that celebrates occasions, special events, and memories that will last for generations. Their designers and GIA accredited staff realizes each individual piece they create tells a story. Using platinum, gold, and exotic metals, Arts Metals Studio creates wearable artwork that lasts a lifetime. Click here to view their store online.


Hot Shop Glass

Hot Shop Glass 239 Wisconsin Ave, Racine

Hot Shop Glass offers glass blowing instruction for everyone age 14+, group and corporate team building workshops, private instruction, and studio rentals and gallery space to showcase the work of local glass artists. The public is welcome to visit their gallery and observe the action in the studio on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Click here to learn more.


Mahogany Gallery

Mahogany Gallery 1422 Washington Ave, Racine

Mahogany Gallery is a unique gallery, artspace, and shop dedicated to supporting black artists and entrepreneurs from around the world. A premiere art exhibition, cultural center, and creative space dedicated to educating, exhibiting, and exploring the diaspora of Black American visual and performance artists, literature, and history. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 11 - 8 PM, or you can schedule your private, in-person viewing today by emailing mahoganygalleryinfo@gmail.com.


Northern Lights Gallery

Northern Lights Gallery 423 Main Street, Racine

Don’t settle for the ordinary when you can choose from an array of artisan jewelry, boutique, or home accent items. Whether you are shopping for a gift for that special person or treating yourself - find it at Northern Lights Gallery. You can contact them by phone at (262) 635-0580 or visit their online store to make an order here.


RAM Store 3

Racine Art Museum Gift Shop 441 Main St, Racine

The Racine Art Museum (RAM) Store is ready to help kick off the holiday season with fabulous, unique gifts that can only be found there. Whether one-of-a-kind artworks, handmade holiday treasures, or special gifts for hard-to-fill stockings, shoppers will discover incredible options both in-person in downtown Racine and online at racineartmuseumstore.org. Click here for our full Racine Art Museum shopping guide.


Twice Baked Pottery

Twice Baked Pottery 320 Main St, Racine

Pottery thrower Scott Obernberger focuses on functional pieces that still capture the beauty that is the art of pottery at his studio in the heart of Downtown Racine. For the safety of visitors, the studio limiting the number of customers in our store and encourage the use of masks. We will continue to offer curbside pick-up (must contact us by phone in advance) as well as free delivery in the City of Racine for all purchases of $35 or more. Click here to shop online.

Tips to Shop Safely in Racine County:

  • Wear a mask at all times while shopping in person.
  • Order online or request curbside pickup whenever possible.
  • Pick up gift cards for future use for yourself or friends for future trips.
  • If you can't make it to your favorite Racine County shop in person today, give them a shout out on your social media pages for others to discover!


Gift Guide Banner