Artist Applications

Last fall over 9,000 visitors explored RAW, enjoying a weekend of art, music, food and community while getting a peek inside the spaces that help to define Ravenswood. Artists can apply for placement along our street fest-style Outdoor Artists Market or at one of several Indoor Artists Markets. Those seeking indoor placement should note that this year Artifact Events is not participating in the ArtWalk. Instead, we’ll be adding a new indoor market at Dovetail Brewery, as well as bringing back and old favorite with the return of Beyond Design. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. 

RAW 2017 takes place on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th, from 11 AM – 6 PM. Set up at indoor locations begins at 9 AM on September 16th. 

Outdoor Artists Market SOLD OUT
Artists and vendors can apply for a 10×10 space to showcase and sell their artwork. This year’s street festival will feature over 45 artists, an urban craft beer garden sponsored by Begyle Brewing, two stages of live music, and a food truck round-up.
Indoor Artists Markets
Several spaces along the ArtWalk will be hosting indoor markets. Artists can apply for 8 ft table space (table not provided) in these venues, with spots available on a first come, first served basis. Participating venues include: 

2017 Artist Registration

  • Contact Information

  • Artist Information

  • IMPORTANT: This is your name as you would like it to appear in ALL listings on the website and in PRINT. If you are an artist it might simply be your full legal name (ex. John Smith) or a business name (ex. John Smith Studio).
    Please select all that apply.
  • Drop files here or
    Images must be .jpg, .gif, .png or .pdf format. Resolution should be no greater than 72 dpi for web. Approximately 9 inches or 675 pixels on the longest side. Max upload size is 5MB.
  • Example:
  • Example: @RAWchicago
  • Example: @RAWchicago
  • Placement Information

    Note: RAW will not automatically provide tents, tables or chairs for participating artists, reducing the costs for all involved.
    Artists displaying indoors should note that tables, chairs, storage and hanging/display systems are the sole responsibility of the artist and should be approved by the building/business owner. Artists will be notified in advance of RAW weekend about any supplies or special accommodations a given location can provide. No RAW venues allow for artists to hang work directly on their walls.
  • RAW DOES NOT guarantee artists placement in a particular location, but will take requests into consideration on a first come, first served basis. Locations do not allow for artists to hang work directly onto their walls. Set up time at indoor venues begins at 9 AM on Saturday, 9/16.

    Indoor locations for the Tour of Arts & Industry include:

    Dovetail Brewery Loft – 1800 W Belle Plaine
    Beyond Design – 4515 N Ravenswood SOLD OUT
    Platform Coworking – 4422 N Ravenswood SOLD OUT
    Hayes Properties Atrium – 4043 N Ravenswood
    The Ravenswood Industrial Corridor contains dozens of old, historic buildings, many of which are unfortunately not ADA accessible. Please check the above box if you require placement in an ADA compliant building.
  • Tent and table rentals are only available to artists showing along the street festival portion of RAW.
  • All outdoor vendors must provide an IBT#: This number will be used to fulfill City of Chicago permitting requirements.
  • Terms of Participation

    All work in both fine art and fine craft must be original in concept and must have been created by the artist represented here. Participants should exhibit the type and quality of work shown in digital submissions. Not accepted are items embellished or made from commercial kits, plans, patterns, imports, factory-made or assembled items. Reproductions should be signed and numbered and marked “reproduction”. Keep in mind that small children and families will be a large part of the art loving audience.

    If you sell work at RAW, it is your sole responsibility to collect and report sales tax. For information please visit:

    While all work will be treated with the utmost care, neither RAW nor GRCC/RCC will be liable for any loss, theft, or damage of any kind to artwork during the annual Tour of Arts & Industry. Insurance is not provided. All artwork and exhibitions of visiting artists must be taken down at the close of the event on Sunday, September 16. The Artist is solely responsible for any damage or repairs to RAW tents, walls, floors or host venues. Failure to return venue to its original condition may result in fines. RAW does not make any traffic guarantees for venues. RAW makes no assurances that visiting artist display needs will be met. RAW will do its best to provide adequate space to display work, and to promote the festival through advertising, partnerships, social engagement and word of mouth. REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 28. Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than July 7, 2017. Should an artist not be accepted for participation, a full refund will be issued at the time of notification. In the event that an artist needs to cancel participation, a notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing. Refunds for cancellations will not be issued after July 31, 2017. The 2017 Ravenswood ArtWalk: Tour of Arts an Industry takes place September 16 and 17, 11am to 6pm, rain or shine.
  • Complete Your Registration: Checkout securely via PayPal.

    Pay online to ensure that your application is processed.
    All checks should be made payable to “Ravenswood ArtWalk”. Please make sure to note your Artist Name as it should appear in Print in the “memo” section. Payment must be received by Friday, July 21.
  • YOU MUST ENTER A QUANTITY HERE. If you are registering for yourself for one space, just enter the number “1”. If you are requesting multiple spaces for a visiting artist please enter that number here. Fees apply to each separate listing and venue/space placement.
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    We offer additional events and opportunities that might be of interest to RAW artists. Please check the box next to any program you might be interested in participating in.