Sponsoring + Advertising with the Tour of Arts + Industry

Over 18 years the Ravenswood ArtWalk “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 10,000 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.

Have questions about advertising or sponsorship? Contact gene@ravenswoodchicago.org.

Benefits of Partnering with RAW

Businesses who sponsor or advertise with us have the opportunity to reach over the over 10,000 visitors during RAW weekend, as well as thousands more leading up to the festival. Partners will have access to ad placement and sponsorship recognition in the RAW Guidebook and on our promotional materials. 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 gene@ravenswoodchicago.org.

Ready to sign up? Want more information? Click the green button for details about various sponsorship levels and advertising rates.

Thanks to our past sponsors:


2018: Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, SSA #31, Luckyprints, Crafty Beaver, Ravenswood Community Council, Thresholds, Lillstreet Art Center, Garrett Realty, Hayes Properties, Big Teeth Productions, Bit Space, Getaround

2017: Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, SSA #31, Access Contemporary Music, Ravenswood Community Council, Thresholds, Lillstreet Art Center, Garrett Realty, Midwest Action, Begyle Brewing, SMB Help Desk, Hayes Properties, Guaranteed Rate, Bit Space, Concordia Day

2016: Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, SSA #31, Ravenswood Community Council, Hayes Properties, Begyle Brewing, SMB Help Desk, Thresholds, Garrett Realty, Midwest Action, Concordia Day, Bit Space, Guaranteed Rate, Merry Music Makers, KOVAL Distillery

2015: Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, SSA #31, Ravenswood Community Council, Hayes Properties, Begyle Brewing, SMB Help Desk, Chicago Mosaic School, Thresholds, Midwest Action, Beyond Design, Chicago Civic Orchestra’s Citizens Musician Fellows, KOVAL Distillery

2014: Ravenswood Community Council, SSA #31, Hayes Properties, Wintrust, Begyle Brewing, R.S. Chicago Photography Classes, Thresholds, Chase Park Advisory Council, Heartland Alliance, Pickle’s Playroom, Experimental Sound Studio, Lillstreet Art Center, KOVAL Distillery