The Alliance is excited for the return of the Beverly Art Walk on Saturday, September 18th! This large, multi-faceted neighborhood-wide festival of the arts includes more than 125 artists at nearly 50 venues spanning 95th to 111th Streets, Walden to Western Avenue. A comprehensive map will be published online before the event and also printed in the September 15th edition of the Beverly Review.
Hit the Hubs
Use the Art Walk map to plan your day, and be sure to visit all four hubs of artistic activity:
- 95th Street area has 3 featured locations. Start at Wild Blossom Meadery, the first winery in Chicago and the only meadery on the Northern Illinois Wine Trail, then make your way to the other locations. Circle back to LAB Nutrition/95th Street Hub for live music at 3:00 pm.
- 99th Street hub has 11 stops, including public art, a family fun park at Sutherland School, and the beautiful shops of 99th and Walden.
- 103rd Street has 9 Art Walk venues. Visit them all, and allow extra time to shop at the Uprising Handmade Market.
- Western Avenue hub is the biggest of all, with 25 locations featuring original art. Don’t miss Judie Anderson’s studio, Tom’s Outdoor Art Oasis, the Beverly Arts Center, or Horse Thief Hollow’s exhibit of SXU student art. Another must visit is Nicky’s of Beverly, site of Alliance Contemporary, Nicky’s Art Garden, Thug Hippie Bus and the Art Walk After Party.
Free Divvy Bicycles to ‘Bike the Art Walk’
See all 47 Art Walk venues with a free DIVVY ride! Bike the Walk all day on September 18th, thanks to our friends DIVVY Lyft. Use the promo code ARTWALK21 with the Divvy or Lyft app to get your free ride. Bike dock locations are shown on your Art Walk map.
Family Fun Festival at Sutherland
Start the Art Walk early at Sutherland Elementary School (Venue #14) where the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival gets underway at 10:00 am. Purchase a sidewalk square to decorate with art chalks. Face painting, a DJ, dancing, and a circus arts workshop with CircEsteem are part of the fun for kids. Sutherland also will have a ‘Start the Art Walk’ scavenger hunt and art walk maps.
Live Music All Day
Enjoy live music performances throughout the day at various locations, including into the evening at the Art Walk After Party.\
Uprising Handmade Market at Givins Castle
The Uprising Craft Market (Venue #23) is one of the highlights of The Beverly Art Walk. Makers and craft vendors will sell a variety of handmade items, from jewelry and ceramics to all-natural bath and body works. The market is in the 103rd Street Hub, on the grounds of the Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Drive.
We are excited to welcome the following vendors: Rashida Autmon, Lori Bartman, Cyn Beach, Fabiel Campos, Geraldine Cox, Adrienne DelLuna, Erin Doyle, Katherine Einhorn, Virginia Foster, Ken Gray, Samantha Griffin, Laura Harty, Amy Hassan, Intuitive Visions, Dawn McHugh, Erin Muldoon Stetson, Mary O’Connor, Alexis Otero, Nicold Pittman, Robin Power, Gary Price, Nancy Priore, Oleander & Artesian, Frances Rivera, Isa Rodriguez, Jim Sanders, Kailah Sanders, Frankie Scinto, Abby Sheahan, Polly Smith, Linda Stolz, Dorothy Straughter, Naimah Thomas, Araceli Villalobos, Carrie Williams, and CEO Superheroes.
In addition, the Beverly Theater Guild will present a free outdoor performance, “The Sounds of Broadway,” from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.
Art Walk Food Court
Soaking up the Art Walk works up an appetite. Visit the Art Walk Food Court (Venue #7) at 1819 W. 99th St. when you need a nibble. Offerings include:
- Afro Joe’s—Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap, Chicken Caesar wrap, Cucumber & Tomato Salad, chips, lemonade
- Meze Table—Classic & Vegan Mezes (small plates), Spanakopita, Vegan Dolmades, Dip Trios, chocolate chip cookies
- Ghin Khao Eat Rice—Thai Chicken Thigh w/Mango & Coconut Sticky Rice
- Libby’s Corner Chicago—Vegan Jerk Chicken, Vegan Mac & Cheese, cornbread
Art Walk Dedicated to Judie Anderson
The 2021 Beverly Art Walk honors local artist Judie Anderson, friend and muse of the Beverly Area Arts Alliance. Judie is a constant advocate and ambassador for the arts in Beverly/Morgan Park. She has been a working artist for more than 60 years, including 20 at the Chicago Tribune at a time when few women worked in news rooms, and an inspiration to the founders of the Beverly Art Walk.
Judie attended the first community meetings in the summer of 2014 and has cheered on and participated in the Alliance’s work ever since, including opening her home studio to the public during each Art Walk. Judie inspires us through her distinguished career in the arts and her ongoing work to support a thriving arts community in Beverly/Morgan Park.
Judie’s home studio at 106th & Hoyne will be a feature of the 8th annual Beverly Art Walk on Saturday September 18th, noon-5pm. The Art Walk map will be featured in the September 15th edition of the Beverly Review and at venues across Beverly/Morgan Park.
Our Gift to the Community
The goal of the Beverly Art Walk is to celebrate the arts in our community and to showcase the venues and businesses that support the arts. This year, we have an additional commitment to make the event completely free of charge, including waiving artist and venue participation fees to better support our community. Please join us in supporting our local businesses and organizations that participate in the Beverly Art Walk.