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Downtown Racine Art Walk

Posted on November 5th, 2016 in Events by |
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Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW) is taking place on Saturday, November 19th from 3-7pm.  Downtown galleries, studios and shops welcome more than two dozen artists to showcase their talents!  At Funky Hannah’s, we’ll be featuring stonework and jewelry by Kevin Stellman and demos by lampwork artist Fran Hahn.




Holiday First Friday! December 2nd from 4-9pm

Get a jump start on your holiday gift giving this year with help from the gals at Funky Hannah’s, 324 Main Street.  Stop in during First Fridays and see samples of great holiday inspired jewelry designed by the talented staff.  Get ideas and inspiration and find out how easy it is to make some gifts this holiday season!  It’s extra special if it is made by your hands and heart.  Demonstrations of how to make fun and easy earrings and bracelets from 5-9pm!

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But wait!  There’s more!

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You won’t want to miss the special event happening in the back!   Funky friends LuLaRoe Leayn and Tracy will be hosting a LuLaRoe Pop Up Boutique, tonight only!  Come see what everyone is talking about!  We’re addicted to this super comfortable and fun clothing line!  And we love to make jewelry to match!

Funky Amanda in her LuLaRoe Cassie skirt and stack of bracelets!

Funky Amanda in her LuLaRoe Cassie skirt and stack of bracelets!

Then swing around the corner and check out the action (or warm up) at Hot Shop Glass.  Demonstrations beginning at 4pm til 8:30pm.  Watch local glass artist turn molten glass into art right before your eyes! Fall is in the air and no one is happier that the artists at Hot Shop Glass! Stop in and watch the show!


Party on the Pavement! September 24th!

Saturday September 24th 12-7pm
Downtown Racine’s Best Block Party!


Check out our beautiful sale of jewelry made by the Funky Gals!
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at Funky Hannah’s!

Kids of all ages will love our FREE bracelet making station out front!
You’ll find us surrounded by eager young creative kids from 1-5pm.


Visit our sister business
-Hot Shop Glass –
and see glass artists create amazing art
with 2000º glass right before your eyes!
239 Wisconsin Avenue, just around the corner from Funky’s.


Check out the world renowned
just down the block from Funky’s!

RAM has an amazing show opening the day before Party on the Pavement!  Noted as one of 12 of the Smithsonians MUST SEE EXHIBITS this fall… here for more info!
Not only is admission free from 10am-6pm for Party on the Pavement, but they host a hands on art project and an amazing sidewalk sale of donated arty books and creations!

And there’s tons more to do….but you have to come to discover.

First Friday Fun August 5th! We are open until 9pm!

Start your weekend out with a summer fun at Downtown Racine’s First Fridays!  All the charming shops are open until 9pm – with lots of specials and artist demonstrations!  Three live bands entertain as you wander or take a horse drawn carriage ride through the historic district.  At Funky’s you can enter to win a free class, see neat jewelry making demonstrations and see our latest class offerings!  Free admission at The Racine Art Museum and glass blowing demonstrations at Hot Shop Glass will surely round out your evening before you head in to one of the delightful restaurants for a late night bite.


New Bead Rock Star Debut Classes! Cynthia Rutledge Coming in August!

We are so lucky to welcome amazing bead ‘rock stars’ to teach at Funky’s this summer!  We had a blast with Kim Stathis in July.  Next up is a weekend extravaganza with Cynthia Rutledge!  Clear your calendar now so you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity right in your own backyard!  Cynthia is one of the most sought after bead artisans/instructors in the country & she loves teaching at Funky’s!  (We have the best students!)

Call us to register 262-634-6088

For out of town guests, we are happy to make lodging suggestions!  We have some lovely historic B&B’s and a great lakefront hotel…all within blocks of our store!

Cynthia Rutledge – August 18th-21st  4 Spectacular Days of Classes!10am-4pm each day  Intermediate-Advanced  $90 per day

The Color of Money August 18th

The Color of Money
August 18th

The Mother Lode 2 day class August 19th & 20th

The Mother Lode
2 day class August 19th & 20th

Rossetti's Vita Nuova August 21st

Rossetti’s Vita Nuova
August 21st

Funky’s Summer Kids Camp!

Posted on May 27th, 2016 in Classes, Events by |
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Do you know creative kids 9 years old & older?

Wouldn’t it be fun to have them spend every morning with your friends at Funkys’ teaching some of our favorite techniques?Print



























Only 12 spots for this popular camp.
Call soon to register a lucky kid!

Cherry Tree Beads Trunk Show – through May 1st!

Bead loot from Cherry Tree Beads is here through Sunday, May 1st!  Get in here quick before it goes away!

Crystal, cloisonne, beach glass beads, lampwork, polymer….beautiful stones, large hole beads & pearls, tassels, bezel set focal pieces, pewter  & more.
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April 23-24th – Madison Bead Show!

The Madison Art Glass and Bead Show is April 23rd and 24th!  We love this show!  Come see us!


Road Trip to Racine!

We are close and we are loaded with fun, creativity and great dining!  Just 70 miles from Chicago and 30 miles from Milwaukee!  Our shop is located in the heart of historic downtown Racine, surrounded by charming one of a kind shops and dining options that can take you around the world and back!  Ask us about our favorites….we love to talk about all the great things our neighbors are cooking up!


While you are here….you must visit the Racine Art Museum.  Right here…just two blocks from our shop….is the most extensive collection of American Craft in the country.  Yep.  It’s tops.  And they are generous…we often have free passes to share with our customers!   It’s a small gem to explore…it won’t take you all day.  You’ll have plenty of time to drool in their amazing museum store, and then come back to see us and do some bead shopping since you will be so inspired!

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If you plan ahead you might join in a glass blowing class in our ‘sister’ business….Hot Shop Glass!  This state-of-the-art glass blowing facility is just around the corner from Funky Hannah’s!  This is the real deal…a 300lb Stadelman Furnace, 2 glory holes and a lovely gallery of work created by local artists.  Stop in on a Saturday to see the studio in action and shop the gallery.  Call ahead if you’d like to take a 2 hour Explore Glass Workshop.  Classes are booking 6-8 weeks in advance!  262-833-0095

HOT SHOP GLASS COOL HotShopGlassRacine’s got great history too.  From the Racine Belles – Women’s baseball teams made famous in the movie A League of Our Own to the amazing architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and his relationship to SC Johnson Wax…  A Road Trip To Racine is fun for the whole family!  Click here to visit the Real Racine Visitor Center Online!

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And then you can’t forget to stop for Racine’s famous Kringle on your way out of town….


Bead Crochet Fun with Candice Sexton!!

On Friday, January 29th, our pal Candice Sexton will be in town to share the bead crochet fun with us.  She’ll be teaching a class suitable for beginners, and will be doing a book signing later in the day!  Details below!


Beginning Bead Crochet
Friday January 29th 10am-2pm
Take the mystery and frustration out of crocheting with beads in this fun class with the wonderful Candice Sexton!  You’ll create a great bracelet, learn to include a focal bead if you choose, and master beginning and ending like a pro.  We’ll have you string up your beads easily before class so that class time is all about crochet!  Candice is a fabulous instructor!  She is the author of Bead Crochet Basics and happens to be the designer of the cover project in the February issue of Bead & Button magazine.  Don’t miss the chance to learn from this talented and fun artist.

Meet The Author!
Candice Sexton, author of Bead Crochet Basics will be at Funky Hannah’s from 5-7pm on Friday January 29th for a book signing event!
Come and enjoy refreshments and pick up a copy of this great resource!
Chat about all things bead crochet and see samples of projects in the book!

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