Ravenswood Studio, Gallery & Business Registration

Last September the Ravenswood ArtWalk kicked off fall with a weekend-long festival that featured over 300 artists and artisans displaying their work throughout the neighborhood. Those artists were spread across open galleries, small businesses, industrial spaces, and an outdoor artist market. Entertainment included live music, pop-up performances, a children’s corner featuring all-ages art activities and performances, as well as an urban craft beer garden and food truck roundup. In the end over 10,000 visitors explored the festival’s 50 venues, experiencing a weekend of art, music, food and community. We are excited to build on last year’s programming as we make every effort to engage the many groups who visit, live, and work in Ravenswood.

Registration Options

If you are a business, studio or art gallery along the Ravenswood Corridor between Lawrence and Irving Park Rd, you can sign up as a RAW venue. Venues may request artist placement at their location or curate their own programming. All venues will be included in the RAW Guidebook, event map and online database. Participating businesses must maintain open hours between 11 AM and 6 PM on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th, 2017. 

If you are an Artist who needs a location for the ArtWalk, your registration begins June 1, 2017. Artists will be able to choose between indoor and outdoor locations. 

What Does My Registration Include?

  • A 2-3 sentence listing in the RAW Guidebook (8,000+ copies)
  • A listing on the event map (online and in print)
  • A listing on the RAW website (your name, your location, your logo, a short description of your business and a link to your website)
  • Exposure via press and social media outlets throughout the year
  • An “Official RAW Venue” sign for your building, corresponding to your listing on the event map

Businesses requesting artist placement must provide a 10 foot space for each artist to present their work. Participants are encouraged to provide table and wall space for artists as well. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate requests for late registration in 2017.