Friday: Get Some Art With Red Hot Ravenswood

By Mike Fourcher | Thursday, June 2, 2011

Attendees at the RAW SPACE show opening in May. Credit: Bill Moran/RAW.

Despite recent gentrification, the Ravenswood Corridor still has a large number of art studios and galleries. If you’re interested in seeing what this vibrant community is up to, Friday evening will be a great opportunity to check out four galleries and studios that are opening up their doors for receptions and showings.

Co-sponsored by RAW (formerly “Ravenswood Art Walk”), the diverse set of events are part of RAW’s continuing efforts to foster a year-round arts community in Ravenswood.

RAW Pop Up Gallery Closing Reception - Prak-sis Gallery, 1917 W. Irving Park Rd. – 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. – The Closing Reception of the first ever RAW Pop Up Art Gallery. Over 30 artists showing. Light refreshments will be served and cash bar.

First Fridays At Lillstreet Studios - Lillstreet Studios, 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave. - 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. - Visit with artists and tour their studios on the second and third floor of Lillstreet. A great opportunity to see dozens of studio artists.  Live demonstrations, music and refreshments.

ART LAB 123 Open House - Art Lab, 1802 W. Berteau St. – 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. - Visit with artists Bianca Alexander and Michael Alexander from Conscious Living TV. See their art films and paintings, mix and mingle with the Art Lab crew and enjoy vegan offerings – all FREE!

RAVENSHOOD Opening Reception - Images Gallery, 1823 W. Wilson Ave. – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Step on over to Images Gallery for their 5th Annual Juried Show, Ravenshood Art From The Corridor.  The Opening Reception is a great opportunity to meet the artists that are in the show and get first dibs on the spectacular art in the gallery.

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