The Beverly Art Walk

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2016

The third annual Beverly Art Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st, noon-7pm. The Art Walk features work by talented local artists and artisans, home studio tours, live music, demonstrations, children’s activities, public art, coffee, wine tasting, craft beer, and trolleys to get you to and fro. This year, work by more than 200 artists and artisans will be exhibited in 50 small businesses and pop-up galleries across Beverly/Morgan Park. Four local artists will also open their home studios for an insight into their artistic process, inspirations, and work. The Art Walk is a free, family-friendly event.

Plan your Beverly Art Walk day – view the 2016 Program book with maps online!

A special thank you to The Beverly Bank, sponsor of the 2016 Community Art Project, WXRT, the official radio sponsor, and Olivia’s Garden, host of the Uprising Craft Market. The Beverly Art Walk is made possible by the generosity of our local organizations and small business community. Last year, many participating venues had their best sales day of the year and welcomed new patrons who became returning customers. Please thank them for their participation in the Art Walk by dining with them, buying their offerings, or subscribing to their services.

The call for entries for artists and Uprising Craft artisans is closed. We are proud to have more than 200 artists participating this year! Work by these talented artists will be exhibited in more than 50 venues across Beverly/Morgan Park, as well as four home art studios.

If it’s your first time, or third time, as an exhibiting artist or Uprising Craft artisan in the Beverly Art Walk, view our Best Practices for Artists document to help you get the most out of your participation. Our best practices for businesses document is also available online.

Questions? Contact us!


2015

The second annual Beverly Art Walk took place Saturday, October 3, 2015, noon-7pm, featured art by talented local artists and artisans, home studio tours, music, demonstrations, children’s activities, coffee, wine tasting, public art, and trolleys to get you to and fro. Work by more than 150 artists, from Beverly and across the city, were exhibited in 50+ small businesses and pop-up galleries across the neighborhood. More than 6,000 attended the Art Walk in 2015, doubling previous year attendance.

The goal of the annual Beverly Art Walk is to celebrate art in our community and to showcase the venues and businesses that support the arts. The Art Walk takes place in Chicago Artists Month, and includes anchor arts and culture organizations in our neighborhood, The Beverly Arts Center and Vanderpoel Arts Association, the Beverly Library, as well as our small businesses and organizations. Thanks to our Alderman, Matt O’Shea and the Beverly Area Planning Association for being an advocate for the arts in Beverly and for supporting the Art Walk. A special thanks to our 2015 sponsors, whose investment in the Alliance and the Beverly Art Walk is helping transform our neighborhood into a hub of culture and creativity on Chicago’s Far South Side, including The Beverly Bank, Mariano’s, Morgan Park/Beverly Hills Business Association, Horse Thief Hollow, St. Xavier University, Olivia’s Garden, The Beverly Review, The Villager, Alphagraphics, Smith Village, Lagunitas, Revolution, The Sign Stop, O’Rourke’s Office, Blue Island Beer Company, Kelly Assurance, Ellie’s Cafe, Pacor, Edward Jones, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Barney Callaghan’s, Tranquility, Running Excels, The Quilter’s Trunk, Everything’s Relative, Southtown Health Foods, Ken’s Restaurant, Belle Up, 95th St. Business Association, Town Liquor, Kiddie Kouture, Heirloom Antiques, and Beverly Unitarian Church.

The Beverly Art Walk is a part of Chicago Artists Month. Read about the event on the CAM website.

**THE BEVERLY ART WALK 2015 PROGRAM BOOKLET (PDF)**


2014

The first annual Beverly Art Walk on Saturday, October 11, 2-7pm will celebrate art in our community and showcase the venues and businesses that support the arts. The Art Walk is taking place in October, Chicago Artists Month, and will feature anchor arts and culture organizations in our neighborhood, The Beverly Arts Center, Vanderpoel Arts Association and Ridge Historical Society, as well as small businesses and organizations that will exhibit work from local artists, including Horse Thief Hollow, Beverly Bakery, O’Rourke’s Office, BAPA, the 19th Ward office, Heritage Gallery, Roots Consignment, Blossom Boys, Tranquility Salon, Smith Village, and more. The afternoon will include music, artist demonstrations, home studio tours, and food carts. The Art Walk is also developing three murals in the neighborhood that will be lasting legacy of this inaugural event.

The walk will be a family-friendly event – participating businesses will be identified on a “gallery” map and will have signage to indicate hours of participation. The walk is a great way to showcase our local business and to encourage pedestrian traffic from within and beyond our neighborhood. As the locations are spread across Beverly, we will also have trolleys as to not increase car traffic. The Art Walk will also show the importance of the arts in our community and the value of it as a means of economic development.

Posted at October 22nd, 2016 by Spencer McGreal.
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