How Can My Business Participate in RAW?

Each September the Ravenswood ArtWalk kicks off fall with a weekend-long celebration that’s part open house, part studio crawl, and part street festival! 300+ artists and artisans display their work across open galleries, small businesses, artist studios, industrial spaces, and an outdoor artist market. Entertainment includes 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. Over 10,000 visitors join us each year to explore 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.

Participation Options + Registration Deadlines

Sign up with us as an…

ArtWalk Stop – for businesses, studio and galleries located in the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor

  • Open Registration: Monday, 3/18 – Monday 4/8
  • Late Registration: Tuesday, 4/9 – Friday 4/26
  • Sign up here today!
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 Stop. All stops 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 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2019. Participants who are not studios, galleries or industrial manufacturers are required to host an artist or offer some an arts-related activity in their space.  

Beer Garden Promotional Tent

  • Registration: Monday, 3/18 – Friday, 6/28
Set up a promo tent in the RAW Outdoor Beer Garden. See our 2019 Participation Options or contact gene [@] ravenswoodchicago.org for more information.

Beer Garden Retail Vendor 

  • Registration: Monday, 3/18 – Friday, 6/28
Sell products/food/beverages in the RAW Beer Garden. See our 2019 Participation Options or contact gene [@] ravenswoodchicago.org for more information.

Children’s Corner Participant 

  • Registration: Monday, 3/18 – Friday, 6/28
Set up an activity tent as a part of our outdoor children’s corner. See our 2019 Participation Options or contact gene [@] ravenswoodchicago.org for more information.

Food Truck Vendor 

  • Registration: Monday, 3/18 – Friday, 6/28
Participate in the RAW Food Truck Roundup. See our Food Truck Vendor page or contact jessica [@] ravenswoodchicago.org for participation details.

Artist Registration

  • Artist Registration Opens: Monday, 5/6
If you’re an artist that would like to apply for outdoor booth space at RAW 2019, please click here for more information.