By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 11, 2023 at 10:02 AM

It’s nearly time for the Racine Art Museum’s (RAM) International Peeps Art Exhibition, a non-traditional showcase of art made from or inspired by the colorful – and often polarizing – marshmallow Peeps® candy.

This year, the popular 14th “Peep show” will kick off on March 30, 2023 at RAM, 441 Main St. in Racine. As usual, the showing – which has grown by peeps and bounds – is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the museum and inspire nationwide media coverage. 

That’s just 79 peeps sleeps away.  Fortunately, that allows plenty of time for artists of all stripes to consider submitting a creative work for the exhibition. 

Peeps art submissions
"Peeple Rain" by Julie Serbiak (Milwaukee) and "Peeps for Peace" Leslie Perrino (Racine)

Get on it, for peeps’ sake

Artists of all ages are invited to embrace their inner Peep-lover by creating art for the only museum competition of its kind. Entry is free and open to all individuals, families and organizations. 

Entries for the 2023 show will be judged by a panel of experts based on creativity and the best use or representation of Peeps®. Museum visitors also are invited to nominate their favorite piece in the exhibition for the coveted PEEPles Choice Award, which will be announced after the exhibition wraps up.

Additional information, including guidelines and a downloadable entry form, are available online. All entries must either be dropped off at the museum on March 17 or March 18 or be shipped to arrive no later than Thursday, March 16. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.