Time is aâ€™flying, and this coming weekend I will be packing up and putting my wares out at the 13th Annual Tour of Arts & Industry. My booth will be at the Ravenswood ArtWalk Detour in Tent B on Ravenswood and Berteau.
The official Art walk kicks off with a reception on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at the Ravenswood Events Center, 4025 N Ravenswood (donation of $10 requested). A wide array of artistc vendors will open their booths Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. along Ravenswood and Sunnyside Avenues between Irving Park and Lawrence Avenues. On Saturday, October 4, the main walk will be until 7 p.m. But the detour (food and music) is open until 9 p.m. On Sunday, October 5, the festivities end at 6 p.m.
The Ravenswood Art Walkâ€™s mission is to generate community investment in the artistic, industrial and historic importance of Ravenswood and to raise awareness for the unique hub of creative practices that exists here. Part of Chicago Artistsâ€™ Month, this yearâ€™s annual Ravenswood Arts Advocate Award Ceremony honors artist Judith Roth. Additional events include a performance by the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra and belly dance group Amaranth.
The Detour features a street fest-style center to the ArtWalk that will feature artists, live music, a craft beer garden, a childrenâ€™s corner and a food truck roundup. The Ravenswood ArtWalk Detour provides a logical rest and meet-up point where festival attendees can pause, grab a bite and a drink, enjoy some entertainment and then move on to explore the art blossoming around Ravenswood. Come see me on Saturday and/or Sunday, and check out the newbies Iâ€™ve been creating just for the walk!