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Chicago Artists Month: Lots of Art and Lots of Walking

By Olivia Leigh in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 5, 2007 9:20PM


Hey, kids! Chicago Artists Month is upon us! Although it may feel like there's a different festival/fair/celebration each week in the city, this one isn't one to miss, with a full slate of cool events scheduled to help celebrate one of the city's most vibrant scenes.

You can get your culture fix at a number of special gallery exhibits over the next few days, given the bitchin' balmy weather, we'd recommend breaking out your mini skirt and heading out to one of the four neighborhood tours going on this weekend.

  • The 6th Annual Tour of Arts & Industry may sound more like an event for the Museum of Science and Industry, but in actuality, it's the cornerstone of ArtWalk Ravenswood, during which you'll have the chance to visit 54 locations to see the work of over 200 artists, shown in their studio spaces or at various businesses around the area. Check it out tomorrow and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Andersonville Arts Weekend kicks off the weekend with the Night of 100 pARTies (oh, so punny!), during which businesses throughout the 'hoo host special events, including a charity silent auction of donated artwork at estudiotres (5205 N. Clark St.) Enjoy additional events and art throughout the weekend, from 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday.

  • If you're hankering for more than visual art, the Rockwell Crossing Artwalk may be able to satiate you. Held on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the event will feature a slew of exhibitors, selling everything from jewelry to baby gear, from ceramics to knitted items.

  • Last, but not least, Fulton Arts Walk will offer the chance to check out some of the most trendy art in the city. If you haven't explored the area yet, we'd highly recommend peeking in some of the galleries (including the one pictured about) that will be participating in the event, from 12 - 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.