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Art Fri Oct 02 2009

Ravenswood Art Walk

Let me begin by saying October is the beginning of Chicago Artists Month, so there will be no shortage of art events, or wine and cheese for the next thirty days. Having said that, this weekend you will want to check out the Ravenswood Art Walk or RAW. You may have seen the crow logo on red posters around town, but if not don't worry, I will fill you in on the haps right now.
mainpic.jpg180 artists converge on the Ravenswood Corridor Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 6pm. There is a mapped route, and if you are inclined, the starting location is 4256 N Ravenswood (west side of the Metra tracks). This is the Central Gallery, and here you will be able to see one piece frome every artists involved in RAW Throughout the event you will also be able to participate in the GREAT ART RAFFLE featuring over $3,000 worth of art by some of our talented and most generous artists. There will also be FREE trolley service.

Don't forget to come to 4147 N Ravenswood to see the special exhibit: The Blago Project which is housed in Blagojevich's former offices (Where the FBI wiretapped and eventually raided!!) This project was open to anyone involved in the Ravenswood Art Walk and consists of artwork made to the theme of Rod Blagojevich.

Ravenswood Art Walk

4256 N Ravenswood

Sat Oct 3 11am-6pm
Sun Oct 4 11am-6pm

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L. Myers / October 2, 2009 10:09 AM

I went last year - awesome art. Lot's of people might think this is a "tented art fair" - it's not. It is inside a whole bunch of cool industrial buildings and you see inside the artist's studios. Inside is great because it is rain or shine. I'm headed out for both days so I don't miss anything!

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