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A Rundown on the Ravenswood ArtWalk

By Ricardo Villarreal

This past weekend marked the 11th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk Tour of Arts & Industry where masters of their craft opened their studio doors and or set up shop, to share and sell their best works. My walk began at the Architural Artifacts Museum at 4325 N. Ravenswood, and continued north through studios housing the  clay Read the Rest…

Ravenswood ArtWalk Shrinks Its Footprint, Expands Its Scope

By Patty Wetli

This weekend’s 11th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk Tour of Arts & Industry is bigger and smaller than ever. Set for Sept. 29-30, the ArtWalk has managed to both shrink its footprint while expanding its scope. To put the “walk” back in ArtWalk, organizers limited the physical length of the event to the stretch of Ravenswood between Read the Rest…

Changes Afoot for Ravenswood ArtWalk

By Patty Wetli

The Ravenswood ArtWalk’s 11th Annual Tour of Arts & Industry is still months away, but organizers are already recruiting artists and volunteers, as well as announcing a few changes to the popular neighborhood event. The tour, which has grown to more than 150 artists, is shrinking its footprint to make the walk more manageable for Read the Rest…

Non-Profit Volunteers Power And Benefit From Ribfest

By Mike Fourcher

Since 2006 volunteers have been a major component of Chicago Ribfest where an unheralded program allows hundreds of people to contribute their time so local non-profits can earn tens of thousands of dollars from the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce. “Basically we pay non profits and schools for their volunteers. [If a group can provide] 30 Read the Rest…

Ravenswood Avenue Gets Tickled Pink!

By Heather Nadolny

On Sunday, Feb. 27, 20 chairs will be randomly placed along Ravenswood Avenue, but it won’t be to secure parking. The chairs are part of the first-ever Ravenswood PinkWalk, a collaborative celebration from Ravenswood ArtWalk (RAW) and House Beautiful Magazine, in honor of their March The Power of Pink! issue. Recently, House Beautiful hit the Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz

Poor Taste Chicago took a tour of Lincoln Square. House Beautiful is coming to Chicago and Ravenswood to give away free chairs. Potter and Potter Auctions ( located at 3729 N. Ravenswood Ave) will be auctioning some very important lithographs from the heyday of Magic. Will Rahm’s Ravenswood home tenant be moving soon? Sola (located Read the Rest…

Scenes from the Ravenswood ArtWalk

By Samantha Abernethy

The 9th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk took over the Ravenswood Avenue Corridor last weekend. If you missed the displays by over 300 artists and businesses, fear not. Photographer Brad Bretz was on hand to document the fun for us. The event kicked off the 15th Annual Chicago Artists month, so be sure to stop by the Read the Rest…

Ravenswood ArtWalk Sponsors Marketing Workshop

By Laura Pearson

Are you an artist or small business owner wondering how to effectively market your work or product(s)? The next event in the “RAWednesday” series—monthly art salons and educational seminars sponsored by the Ravenswood Artwalk—is a DIY marketing workshop. Five artists and business owners based in the Ravenswood Corridor will share their marketing expertise. The panel Read the Rest…

Submit Artwork for Critique

By Laura Pearson

On Wednesday, August 11, Ravenswood ArtWalk (RAW) hosts another edition of RAWednesdays, its monthly salon-style art critique. The free event is open to the public and described by RAW as a way to “develop a network for artists and businesses located in the Ravenswood Corridor.” Tomorrow’s session happens at Chicago Mosaic School (1802 West Cuyler Read the Rest…

Ravenswood ArtWalk Accepting Applications

By Hunter Clauss

Artists can now apply for this year’s Ravenswood ArtWalk, a two-day event that begins on Oct. 2. Applications can be submitted through the event’s Web site, and it looks like organizers for the event are looking for a little bit of everything. From the event’s site: “Applications are open, but not limited to:? visual artists, Read the Rest…

Ravenswood Art Critique Sessions Launch Tonight

By Mike Fourcher

Tonight Ravenswood ArtWalk launches the first in a monthly art salons and educational seminars for artists, RAWednesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the RAW offices located at 4147 North Ravenswood Avenue. Tonight’s event will be a salon and critique where artists can bring examples of their works for critique by their peers in an Read the Rest…

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