Sponsoring + Advertising with the Tour of Arts + Industry

Over 15 years the Ravenswood ArtWalk annual “Tour of Arts and Industry” has evolved into a truly unique experience for the thousands of visitors that attend each year. Part art market, open house, gallery hop and outdoor festival, RAW serves as a showcase for one of Chicago’s most diverse and vibrant communities of makers. Taking place along the historic Ravenswood Industrial Corridor, the festival provides exposure for local artists and businesses while also supporting neighborhood arts programs and initiatives.

Last year, over 8,000 visitors enjoyed the ArtWalk, experiencing a weekend of art, music, food and community. The festival featured over 300 artists displaying their work across nearly 50 venues. Visitors toured open galleries and studios, private industrial spaces and collections, and a street festival featuring two stages of live music, 50 artists, an urban craft beer garden, children’s corner and food truck roundup. Along with attracting our usual base of art lovers and buyers, this variety of attractions was successful in reaching young people ages 21-35 and families who came out to enjoy the festival with their children. 

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RAW offers a variety of partnership opportunities that allow for your business or organization to connect with thousands of potential customers. Your support of the Tour of Arts & Industry is an investment not only in your business, but also in the community we serve. Our past partners have enabled us support arts programs and initiatives around the neighborhood, and we look forward to continuing that work with your help.

Benefits of Partnering with RAW

Businesses who sponsor or advertise with us have the opportunity to reach over the over 8,000 visitors during RAW weekend, as well as thousands more leading up to the festival. Partners will have access to ad and sponsorship recognition in the RAW Guidebook (6,000+ copies), on the event poster (500 copies) and on postcards, e-flyers, print ads, special mailings and radio spots. Our partners also benefit from pre and post event media coverage, which typically includes print articles, digital coverage and radio spots. 

If your organization is interested being a media partner, please contact artwalk@ravenswoodchicago.org.

Ready to sign up? Want more information? Click the green button for details about various sponsorship levels and advertising rates. Thanks again for your interest. We look forward to working with you in 2016!

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Thanks to our past sponsors!

2015
Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce
SSA #31
Ravenswood Community Council
Hayes Properties
Begyle Brewing
SMB Help Desk
The Chicago Mosaic School
Thresholds
Midwest Action
Beyond Design
Chicago Civic Orchestra’s Citizen Musician Fellows
Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics
Neighborly
Chicago Style SEO
KOVAL Distillery
Tiny Pieces Mosaic Tools & Supplies

2014
SSA #31
Ravenswood Community Council
Hayes Properties
Wintrust Community Banks
Begyle Brewing
Richard Stromberg’s Chicago Photography Classes
Thresholds
Chase Park Advisory Council
Ork Posters
Neighborly
Heartland Alliance
Pickle’s Playroom
Experimental Sound Studio
Lillstreet Art Center
Chicago Market
Sears Auto Center
KOVAL Distillery
Baird & Warner’s Henna Koivisto
Key Management