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Ravenswood ArtWalk Celebrates Creative Industry

By Patty Wetli | October 2, 2014 5:33am
 The work of more than 150 artists will be on display during the annual Ravenswood ArtWalk.
The work of more than 150 artists will be on display during the annual Ravenswood ArtWalk.
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RAVENSWOOD — The 13th annual Ravenswood ArtWalk, taking place Saturday and Sunday, will showcase the work of the more than 150 artists who've helped transform a manufacturing district into a hub of creative activity.

Stretching along Ravenswood Avenue from Waveland to Foster, but largely concentrated between Irving Park Road and Lawrence Avenue (see map), the walk offers a rare glimpse into artists' studios and presents a sense of the breadth of enterprises that call the Ravenswood Corridor home — from printmakers to the Nature Museum's collection of taxidermied specimens.

An opening reception, featuring food, drink and bellydancing, will be held 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday at the Ravenswood Event Center, 4025 N. Ravenswood Ave. Admission is $10.

The ArtWalk itself is free, with strollers along the route encouraged to pop in on participating photographers, florists, painters, architects and more, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday.

The ArtWalk Detour, a street fest within the larger ArtWalk event, will set up along Ravenswood between Berteau and Belle Plaine. Enjoy a brew in the Detour's craft beer garden, visit the food truck roundup and listen to live music while perusing the art on display. The Detour is open noon-9 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5.

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