Ravenswood Artwalk

Ravenswood Artwalk is located near the brown line Montrose or Damen stop or off the Ravenswood metra station from the Metra UPN North. The RAW tour of arts and industry is put on in order to celebrate Chicago artist month and allows visitors to take a look at different artists studios and a chance to buy some of their projects. It’s a two day event in October, this year it was on October 4th and 5th starting at 11am till 7pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.  There are over 300 different artists and musicians and performers showcasing their work in Ravenswood on that weekend. One of my Aunts friends has a studio in the area and we visited to see her show. It was fun to take a look at different artists studios and look at all the different styles and pieces of art. Many pieces were for sale around the art walk, most pieces upward $50 and typically in the $100-$200 range. However everywhere we went the artists were there to talk to and ask questions. Every studio or exhibition we popped into had some kind of food, crackers and cheese, fruit, wine, cupcakes, a little bit of everything, so I’m sure you could spend your day wandering around looking at art and snacking. The area is also very beautiful, there’s art amongst the greenery. There were about 34 different buildings in the area open for visitors to come in and take a look at either the artists who frequently use the space, or guests artists showcasing their work. There were also stages with performances and a child’s corner. I would love to go again and start in the morning when it opened and take a look at everything I possibly could. I think it would definably take an entire day or most of one to get through everything.

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