Ravenswood ArtWalk, the third

September was a whirlwind of weekend fairs and pop-up applications. The Ravenswood ArtWalk was moved to mid-September as well, which proved to be a great idea weather wise.

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I had secured an indoor spot, which meant that the weather was lovely on both days.

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Had I been outside, the outcome would have been different, with my luck. Social Media was abuzz with the event.

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Setting up was fun and easy after navigating the three doors. Tony Nuccio set up his digital art next to me.

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I met encaustic artist Flora Calabrese who has a love for vintage illustrations and insects.

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Gwyndolyn Siebert also showcased Insect Art on her hand-painted greeting cards.

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Apparently my booth area used to be the home of District Chicago’s workshop space, but the company has moved to a store on Damen.

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I couldn’t resist playing with their metal letters but couldn’t come up with a good reason to buy the little man and woman.

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Platform Coworking has open non-dedicated spaces for occasional members, and designated areas for more regular business people. They also offer phone booths with discreet lights to show if they are occupied or not.

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The lounge area proved to be cozy (with furniture provided by District) which was great for my friends stopping by.

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I had fun chatting with Erin Rossi Designs and admiring her aluminum wire wrapped jewelry, along with some enameled copper pieces.

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There was time to take the Day 1 Selfie.

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Packing up the first evening was easy, and I enjoyed not having to dismantle everything.

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On day two I was the first to arrive to the sleepy booths.

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I put all my pendants out again.

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Soon traffic was flowing again, though I had mostly looky-loos on this day. They were all drawn to my keychains.

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Between breaks the Day 2 combination was documented. You can view my weekly jewelry combinations and works in progress on Instagram.

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By the end of the weekend I had recouped my booth fee and earned enough to make my coveted purchases.

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For further affirmation, my Geology Rocks wax and wire pendant found a new home via Etsy.

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It was a fun weekend of new connections and new admirers. Here’s hoping for some holiday sales from the business cards that flew away.

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