Legendary 70s Chicago Folk Group Tops RAW Musical Lineup

Of Wondrous Legends (or O.W.L.) were a psychedelic folk group fronted by songwriter Stephen Titra in early 1970s Chicago. Their ambitious, self-titled album was  packed with lush, expansive songs inspired by baroque and romantic art. Recorded over six months in 1971, the record garnered interest from labels, including the Elektra and Playboy, but was ultimately deemed “too uncommercial” according to Chicago Reader music…


Pick Up Your RAW Guidebook at These Neighborhood Spots

Can’t wait for the weekend? Pick up a copy of the 2016 Ravenswood ArtWalk Guidebook before the festival by visiting one of the locations below. Guides are stored inside our colorful distribution boxes, all of which were painted and designed by local artists. Guides will also be available at various RAW venues throughout the weekend, as well as the entrances…


Open Studio Exhibit + Sale to Benefit Ravenswood artist Marion Kryczka, 8/20 + 8/21

Marion Kryczka has impacted the lives of many young (and now, not so young) artists through both his own art and as a teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Now, he needs YOU – so come out and show your support at his Grand Finale Studio Exhibit and Sale August 20 and 21. All proceeds from the sale of his work will help our friend and fellow artist in his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s.


Ravenswood Artist Mixer at The Long Room, 8/11

We’re hosting our first “Ravenswood Artist Mixer” on Thursday, August 11th at one of our favorite spots for craft brews and great food: The Long Room! The evening will provide an opportunity for artists and art professionals to meet, mingle and make valuable connections while enjoying some delicious local beer.

Guests will receive one complimentary beer from RAW partners Begyle Brewing and after that The Long Room is offering our group $2 off pints from Ravenswood breweries. Our friends at Beard & Belly will be providing samples of their spicy pickled eggs with spicy remoulade, as well as 15% off on food orders placed before 8:30pm.

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RAW: Early Bird Registration for Studios, Galleries & Businesses Starts Feb 22nd, 10% Off!

The Ravenswood ArtWalk: Tour of Arts & Industry turns 15 this year, and now is your chance to get in on the action at a discounted rate. Early bird registration for businesses, artist studios and galleries runs from Monday, February 22nd through Friday, March 4th. Those who sign up during this period will receive 10% off their registration fees, with an additional discount offered to those who are members of the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce.

RAW participation is open to galleries, artist studios, industrial spaces, manufacturers, breweries and small businesses along Ravenswood Avenue between Lawrence and Grace. Not an arts-based business? Sign up as a host location and we’ll connect you with artists who will display in your space over the weekend! RAW is part open house, part neighborhood-wide arts market. For some spaces, simply opening your doors and inviting visitors to see otherwise hidden creators, makers and workspaces is enough. Others go all out curating micro-events or hosting musical performances and artists. We encourage creativity, and we’re also happy to work with you to develop programming for your location.

Artist Registration Update!

Several artists have been asking about applications for this years ArtWalk, so we wanted to provide an update before registration opens next week.Registration for artists will begin on Monday, June 1st is live! Those of you looking for an Early Bird Discount- fret not! Rather than offer a few folks reduced pricing, we’ve lowered registration costs across the board for this year’s…