Last Saturday I joined a new Meetup group for the Ravenswood Art Walk. It was lovely to meet local artists and discuss the artful life with them, while being inspired by other artists during their open houses.
The highlight of the tour was sitting in an old airstream caravan. Perched on a rooftop, we enjoyed the view and the interior of this vintage vehicle.
The Airstream Building is located at 1807 W. Sunnyside in Chicago. Inside the main building we visited various painter studios as well as some glass artists. Iâ€™d love to take a class at Glass Art Designs.
Metal + Works had lovely modern art which I admired but forgot to photograph. We perused various studio spaces and buildings along North Ravenswood, including collages by Kim LaurelÂ and pulled from life paintings by Marion Kryczka. The variety of art is amazing and inspiring.
C M Y K by Laura EngelÂ
I had a lovely conversation about encaustics withÂ Jessie Smith-Larson.
Jessie’s friend Martin (pulled from her blog)
We ended the walk at the Lilstreet Art Center which has resident artists teaching ceramics and pottery, photography, painting, printmaking, textiles, glass and jewelry and metalsmithing.
The lovely Rebecca ZemansÂ who made these rings a few years back just redesigned her studio.
Ceramic artist David Todd Trost has a great sense of humor.
I just love this artistic city.