One of the great things about living here in Racine is all of the visual arts activity. While Chicago and Milwaukee trump us for the sheer volume of arts support, we still have a pretty active movement for such a (relatively) small city. In addition to the numerous downtown galleries and studios, we have the RAM, which is all sorts of awesome.
Per their site: "The Racine Art Museum holds the largest and most significant contemporary craft collection in North America, with more than 8,000 objects from nationally and internationally recognized artists. RAM's mission is to elevate the stature of craft to fine arts by presenting ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, polymer, and wood alongside paintings and sculptures. RAM plays a vital role in arts education at RAM's Wustum Museum, where community outreach programs and studio art classes are taught by artists working in craft."