Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce www.ravenswoodchicago.org
www.maltrowchicago.com While just established in 2015, the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce is tied to a 57-year history of fostering a vibrant, locally-focused economy in Ravenswood.

Built on the foundation of the Ravenswood Community Council’s work within the area’s commercial corridors, the GRCC is guided by the belief that creativity, sustainable living and diverse industry position Ravenswood as a destination neighborhood. Originally founded to fight problems of crime and blight, RCC was one of the first urban conservation commissions in Chicago. Today our services have ch

Built on the foundation of the Ravenswood Community Council’s work within the area’s commercial corridors, the GRCC is guided by the belief that creativity, sustainable living and diverse industry position Ravenswood as a destination neighborhood. Originally founded to fight problems of crime and blight, RCC was one of the first urban conservation commissions in Chicago. Today our services have ch

Operating as usual

09/08/2021

Lucila's Alfajores is serving up racks on racks on racks of YUM for Ravenswood ArtWalk this weekend. Stop by their space (4527 N. Ravenswood) for samples and to purchase.

See the full list of participating artists and manufacturers here: https://bit.ly/GRCCArtWalkDirectory

NEW at Ravenswood ArtWalk... ArtWalk After Dark! Continue the fun into the night with these neighborhood activities...• ...
09/08/2021

NEW at Ravenswood ArtWalk... ArtWalk After Dark! Continue the fun into the night with these neighborhood activities...
• KOVAL Distillery Outdoor Movie Night: Showing Big Teeth Productions Small Shorts Film Festival (9/11, 7:30pm): https://bit.ly/GRCCBigTeethAtKoval

• Wayward Arts Chicago Gallery + Tattoo Art Show to Fundraise for Afghan Refugees (9/11, 6-10pm): https://bit.ly/GRCCWaywardArtistsForAfghans

• Altered Festival, A Mixed Reality Adventure at Redline VR (9/11, 6-9:30pm): https://www.alteredfestival.com

NEW at Ravenswood ArtWalk... ArtWalk After Dark! Continue the fun into the night with these neighborhood activities...
• KOVAL Distillery Outdoor Movie Night: Showing Big Teeth Productions Small Shorts Film Festival (9/11, 7:30pm): https://bit.ly/GRCCBigTeethAtKoval

• Wayward Arts Chicago Gallery + Tattoo Art Show to Fundraise for Afghan Refugees (9/11, 6-10pm): https://bit.ly/GRCCWaywardArtistsForAfghans

• Altered Festival, A Mixed Reality Adventure at Redline VR (9/11, 6-9:30pm): https://www.alteredfestival.com

Happy #LaborDay! How are you spending your holiday weekend?📍 The Ravenswood
09/03/2021

Happy #LaborDay! How are you spending your holiday weekend?

📍 The Ravenswood

Happy #LaborDay! How are you spending your holiday weekend?

📍 The Ravenswood

Wolcott Tap has a tasty way to WRAP up the day. Spotlight: #NationalChickenMonth + #RavenswoodEatsShown: Grilled Chicken...
09/02/2021

Wolcott Tap has a tasty way to WRAP up the day.

Spotlight: #NationalChickenMonth + #RavenswoodEats
Shown: Grilled Chicken Wrap with Bacon, Avocado, Tomato & Swiss

Wolcott Tap has a tasty way to WRAP up the day.

Spotlight: #NationalChickenMonth + #RavenswoodEats
Shown: Grilled Chicken Wrap with Bacon, Avocado, Tomato & Swiss

09/02/2021
Lillstreet Letterpress Demo

Ravenswood ArtWalk returns on Sept. 11 & 12! And, as always, Lillstreet Art Center has an imPRESSive list of offerings:
⁠• Free outdoor artist-led workshops in painting, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and book arts (Sa-Su • 11am-6pm)
⁠• Free indoor workshops for kids. Limited entry and masks required. (Sa-Su • 11am-6pm)
⁠• Free indoor metalsmithing workshops. Limited entry and masks required. (Su • 11am-6pm)
⁠• A Featured Artist Table at Lillstreet Gallery including work from Teaching Artists Molly Eisenberg, Sunyoung Seo, Millicent Kennedy, Nat LaChall, Carol Stitzer and Julia Smith Ceramics
⁠• Self-guided tours of their classrooms and open artist studios: Nisara Thummamitra, Shelley Rosenstein, Edith Robertson, Nancy Pirri, and Cathi Schwalbe⁠.
⁠⁠• A huge sale at Lillstreet Gallery. Select artwork will be priced between 25–50% off!⁠

Shown @mantraandmood conducting a letterpress demo at a past ArtWalk.

Celebrate Juniper Dentistry's ONE YEAR Anniversary! To show gratitude to the neighborhood and her patients for enabling ...
09/01/2021

Celebrate Juniper Dentistry's ONE YEAR Anniversary! To show gratitude to the neighborhood and her patients for enabling her new business to survive in this crazy first year, Dr. Jessica Rhodes is inviting everyone over for food and drinks. For details: https://bit.ly/GRCCJuniperFirstAnniversary

Celebrate Juniper Dentistry's ONE YEAR Anniversary! To show gratitude to the neighborhood and her patients for enabling her new business to survive in this crazy first year, Dr. Jessica Rhodes is inviting everyone over for food and drinks. For details: https://bit.ly/GRCCJuniperFirstAnniversary

We can't wait to find out what themed cocktails KOVAL Distillery will sell from their pop-up patio bar during the showin...
08/27/2021

We can't wait to find out what themed cocktails KOVAL Distillery will sell from their pop-up patio bar during the showing of their next Outdoor Movie Series film, Golden Arm Movie (directed by Maureen Bharoocha), a comedy about a tough lady trucker who trains her wimpy best friend to compete in the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship... Any guesses?

The showing is 8/31 and will once again be hosted by Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Easy Netflix Original , Drinking Buddies ). Get tix here: https://bit.ly/3lWaQsG

We can't wait to find out what themed cocktails KOVAL Distillery will sell from their pop-up patio bar during the showing of their next Outdoor Movie Series film, Golden Arm Movie (directed by Maureen Bharoocha), a comedy about a tough lady trucker who trains her wimpy best friend to compete in the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship... Any guesses?

The showing is 8/31 and will once again be hosted by Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Easy Netflix Original , Drinking Buddies ). Get tix here: https://bit.ly/3lWaQsG

You never know where you'll find art at #RavenswoodArtWalk. 🎨 Come explore the neighborhood – including Mathias "Spider"...
08/26/2021

You never know where you'll find art at #RavenswoodArtWalk. 🎨 Come explore the neighborhood – including Mathias "Spider" Schergen's Garage Gallery (shown), an outdoor arts market, open studios and galleries, pop-up performances and local craft beer – through our annual tour of arts & industry September 11 & 12! Details here: https://bit.ly/GRCCRavenswoodArtWalk2021

You never know where you'll find art at #RavenswoodArtWalk. 🎨 Come explore the neighborhood – including Mathias "Spider" Schergen's Garage Gallery (shown), an outdoor arts market, open studios and galleries, pop-up performances and local craft beer – through our annual tour of arts & industry September 11 & 12! Details here: https://bit.ly/GRCCRavenswoodArtWalk2021

Should be another PEACHY day at Wednesday's Ravenswood Farmers Market. Join us from 4-7pm at Ravenswood Covenant Church....
08/24/2021

Should be another PEACHY day at Wednesday's Ravenswood Farmers Market. Join us from 4-7pm at Ravenswood Covenant Church.

Vendors include:
Every Week
Hilary's Cookies (shown)
Journey : One Bar At A Time
Nena's cupcakes (shown)
Patyk Farms (shown)
Sunrise Topiaries (shown)
Tamales Express
InstantCBD

Every Other Week
Cutco Cutlery
Bhoomi Chai Co.
Moon Magic Apothecary
Yamma

Pop Quiz: The best part of chicken & waffles are:a) The wafflesb) The chickenc) The chicken and the waffles#NationalWaff...
08/23/2021

Pop Quiz: The best part of chicken & waffles are:
a) The waffles
b) The chicken
c) The chicken and the waffles

#NationalWaffleDay is technically 8/24. But, celebrate Weds. through Sun. (including brunch on Sat. & Sun.) at Luella's Southern Kitchen.

Pop Quiz: The best part of chicken & waffles are:
a) The waffles
b) The chicken
c) The chicken and the waffles

#NationalWaffleDay is technically 8/24. But, celebrate Weds. through Sun. (including brunch on Sat. & Sun.) at Luella's Southern Kitchen.

Dovetail Brewery's Patio & Biergarten are open Fri. through Sun. Just one more reason to #TGIF.For a list of restaurants...
08/20/2021

Dovetail Brewery's Patio & Biergarten are open Fri. through Sun. Just one more reason to #TGIF.

For a list of restaurants, bars and breweries in Ravenswood: https://bit.ly/GRCCRestaurantsAndBars

Dovetail Brewery's Patio & Biergarten are open Fri. through Sun. Just one more reason to #TGIF.

For a list of restaurants, bars and breweries in Ravenswood: https://bit.ly/GRCCRestaurantsAndBars

Tents! Art! Local Beer! People! Ravenswood ArtWalk returns this September. Join us on Sat. 9/11 and Sun. 9/12 for this c...
08/19/2021

Tents! Art! Local Beer! People! Ravenswood ArtWalk returns this September. Join us on Sat. 9/11 and Sun. 9/12 for this celebration of our local creative community. Stretching from Lawrence to Grace along Ravenswood Ave, this festival will have an outdoor arts market featuring over 50 local artists as well as open studios and galleries and pop-up performances. Get more info: https://bit.ly/GRCCRavenswoodArtWalk2021

Tents! Art! Local Beer! People! Ravenswood ArtWalk returns this September. Join us on Sat. 9/11 and Sun. 9/12 for this celebration of our local creative community. Stretching from Lawrence to Grace along Ravenswood Ave, this festival will have an outdoor arts market featuring over 50 local artists as well as open studios and galleries and pop-up performances. Get more info: https://bit.ly/GRCCRavenswoodArtWalk2021

Caitlin and JB are BACK! This fav honky-tonk duo will be leading a Country Two-Step class on Saturday, August 28th at Th...
08/19/2021

Caitlin and JB are BACK! This fav honky-tonk duo will be leading a Country Two-Step class on Saturday, August 28th at The Hive. COMPLIMENTARY BLOODY MARY BAR starts at 1pm (for a little liquid courage), and class begins promptly at 1:30pm. Come alone or bring a partner – excuse us, "pardner" – and get ready for some country fun! Cowboy hats are strongly encouraged. Sign up: https://bit.ly/GRCCHiveCountryTwoStep

Caitlin and JB are BACK! This fav honky-tonk duo will be leading a Country Two-Step class on Saturday, August 28th at The Hive. COMPLIMENTARY BLOODY MARY BAR starts at 1pm (for a little liquid courage), and class begins promptly at 1:30pm. Come alone or bring a partner – excuse us, "pardner" – and get ready for some country fun! Cowboy hats are strongly encouraged. Sign up: https://bit.ly/GRCCHiveCountryTwoStep

Ravenswood has so many activities and experiences to offer... For instance, sign up for the Chicago School of Shoemaking...
08/17/2021

Ravenswood has so many activities and experiences to offer... For instance, sign up for the Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts' Leather Work 101 class, and you can learn how to make your very own cuff, clutch or belt, including how to set a snap, attach a rivet or install eyelets. Fun, easy, only 2 hours and great for meeting new people, this class runs on various days throughout the week. Check the schedule and sign up here (do it now–August dates are filling up or already sold out): https://bit.ly/GRCCLeatherWork101

Ravenswood has so many activities and experiences to offer... For instance, sign up for the Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts' Leather Work 101 class, and you can learn how to make your very own cuff, clutch or belt, including how to set a snap, attach a rivet or install eyelets. Fun, easy, only 2 hours and great for meeting new people, this class runs on various days throughout the week. Check the schedule and sign up here (do it now–August dates are filling up or already sold out): https://bit.ly/GRCCLeatherWork101

Lillstreet Art Center's Fall class schedule is live. Register by Aug. 30th and save up to $20 per class. Sign up now: ht...
08/17/2021

Lillstreet Art Center's Fall class schedule is live. Register by Aug. 30th and save up to $20 per class. Sign up now: https://lillstreet.com/class-search

This fall's schedule offers classes in ceramics, metalsmithing, jewelry, drawing, painting and more with highlights including Garment Sewing, Scrappy Sketchbooks, 1970's Pottery Styles, Online Home and Garden Pottery and spooky Halloween Workshops for kids and families.

Lillstreet Art Center's Fall class schedule is live. Register by Aug. 30th and save up to $20 per class. Sign up now: https://lillstreet.com/class-search

This fall's schedule offers classes in ceramics, metalsmithing, jewelry, drawing, painting and more with highlights including Garment Sewing, Scrappy Sketchbooks, 1970's Pottery Styles, Online Home and Garden Pottery and spooky Halloween Workshops for kids and families.

Here are 4 reasons KOVAL Distillery's Outdoor Movie Series sounds awesome:1) New Movies! Under the stars. In a safe, con...
08/14/2021

Here are 4 reasons KOVAL Distillery's Outdoor Movie Series sounds awesome:
1) New Movies! Under the stars. In a safe, controlled environment. Just look at that view from the patio (more seats below)!
2) It's hosted and curated by Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Easy Netflix Original, Drinking Buddies)
3) The series spotlights female filmmakers.
4) Enjoy themed Koval cocktails from their pop up patio bar!

Upcoming Films:
8/17 - For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close directed by Heather Ross. Tix: https://bit.ly/3lWaQsG
A documentary about the legendary, Chicago improv guru.

8/31 - Golden Arm Movie directed by Maureen Bharoocha (tickets not live on site yet)
A comedy about a tough lady trucker who trains her wimpy best friend to compete in the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship.

Here are 4 reasons KOVAL Distillery's Outdoor Movie Series sounds awesome:
1) New Movies! Under the stars. In a safe, controlled environment. Just look at that view from the patio (more seats below)!
2) It's hosted and curated by Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Easy Netflix Original, Drinking Buddies)
3) The series spotlights female filmmakers.
4) Enjoy themed Koval cocktails from their pop up patio bar!

Upcoming Films:
8/17 - For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close directed by Heather Ross. Tix: https://bit.ly/3lWaQsG
A documentary about the legendary, Chicago improv guru.

8/31 - Golden Arm Movie directed by Maureen Bharoocha (tickets not live on site yet)
A comedy about a tough lady trucker who trains her wimpy best friend to compete in the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship.

Chillin' with a local, craft beer. Hanging outside. Listening to some music... Sounds like a pretty good way to spend a ...
08/13/2021
Thirsty Ears Festival Brings Classical Music, Craft Beer To Ravenswood This Weekend

Chillin' with a local, craft beer. Hanging outside. Listening to some music... Sounds like a pretty good way to spend a beautiful weekend in Chicago.

Join Access Contemporary Music for their annual Thirsty Ears Festival Aug 14 & 15 in Ravenswood >

Check out the write up from Block Club Chicago: https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/08/13/thirsty-ears-festival-brings-classical-music-craft-beer-to-ravenswood-this-weekend/

A $10 suggested donation for entry to the festival benefits Access Contemporary Music’s School of Music.

Send off Gallery Studio Oh in style. While the gallery is closing and its people are moving onto new territories and opp...
08/13/2021

Send off Gallery Studio Oh in style. While the gallery is closing and its people are moving onto new territories and opportunities, this Ravenswood neighbor is throwing one last party. See the art, enjoy getting together and come say "goodbye" (hopefully, just for now).

Closing Party: Fri, Aug 20 • 6-9pm
Last Day: Sat, Aug 21 • 11am-4pm
Facebook Event: https://bit.ly/GRCCStudioOHClosingPartyFBEvent

Send off Gallery Studio Oh in style. While the gallery is closing and its people are moving onto new territories and opportunities, this Ravenswood neighbor is throwing one last party. See the art, enjoy getting together and come say "goodbye" (hopefully, just for now).

Closing Party: Fri, Aug 20 • 6-9pm
Last Day: Sat, Aug 21 • 11am-4pm
Facebook Event: https://bit.ly/GRCCStudioOHClosingPartyFBEvent

Want to participate in ArtWalk? The deadline for registration is this Friday (Aug. 13). If you have an Artist Studio, Bu...
08/11/2021

Want to participate in ArtWalk? The deadline for registration is this Friday (Aug. 13). If you have an Artist Studio, Business or Gallery along the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor and want to open up your facility for our Tour of Arts & Industry or are an artist or vendor that wants space in our Street Festival & Outdoor Market, sign up here: https://bit.ly/GRCCArtWalkRegistration. Know someone who would be a good fit? Share with or tag them >

We can't wait for the return of Ravenswood ArtWalk on September 11 & 12! Join us for art exhibits, industrial open houses, pop-up markets, brewery tours, live music, kids activities, food trucks and more along the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor, from Lawrence south to Waveland.

Want to participate in ArtWalk? The deadline for registration is this Friday (Aug. 13). If you have an Artist Studio, Business or Gallery along the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor and want to open up your facility for our Tour of Arts & Industry or are an artist or vendor that wants space in our Street Festival & Outdoor Market, sign up here: https://bit.ly/GRCCArtWalkRegistration. Know someone who would be a good fit? Share with or tag them >

We can't wait for the return of Ravenswood ArtWalk on September 11 & 12! Join us for art exhibits, industrial open houses, pop-up markets, brewery tours, live music, kids activities, food trucks and more along the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor, from Lawrence south to Waveland.

Access Contemporary Music's Thirsty Ears Festival returns this Saturday & Sunday. We're excited to sponsor this music fe...
08/10/2021
Thirsty Ears and Poetry Slam this weekend shows Chicago creativity is back and ready for the stage

Access Contemporary Music's Thirsty Ears Festival returns this Saturday & Sunday. We're excited to sponsor this music fest and can't wait! Check out this write up by Rick Kogan in the Chicago Tribune >

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-poetry-slam-thirsty-ear-chicago-20210810-gdydjnyaqneo7pgs2brwrjbqea-story.html

As far as I know, Marc Smith and Seth Boustead have never met, but they share this upcoming weekend with events that go a long way in convincing me of the durable spirit of Chicago’s creative community.

Happy #BookLoversDay! In honor of it, here's a recommendation for a new book from Jeri Frederickson, the creative direct...
08/10/2021

Happy #BookLoversDay! In honor of it, here's a recommendation for a new book from Jeri Frederickson, the creative director of Ravenswood's Awakenings. "You Are Not Lost" is a collection of poetry that's been described as "...feminist, lyric storytelling. Rich with humor and symbolism." Preorder here from Finishing Line Press: https://bit.ly/GRCCYouAreNotLostBook

Book Description: "You Are Not Lost" plays with the weird, soft and hopeful places of childhood all while trying to make applesauce. These poems take the shape of a sonnet series, palindromes and nonsense as they ask David Attenborough’s disembodied voice for advice on love, s*x, the end of the world and handbags.

She had us at applesauce but really hooked us with the disembodied voice of David Attenborough. We can't wait to read it!

Happy #BookLoversDay! In honor of it, here's a recommendation for a new book from Jeri Frederickson, the creative director of Ravenswood's Awakenings. "You Are Not Lost" is a collection of poetry that's been described as "...feminist, lyric storytelling. Rich with humor and symbolism." Preorder here from Finishing Line Press: https://bit.ly/GRCCYouAreNotLostBook

Book Description: "You Are Not Lost" plays with the weird, soft and hopeful places of childhood all while trying to make applesauce. These poems take the shape of a sonnet series, palindromes and nonsense as they ask David Attenborough’s disembodied voice for advice on love, s*x, the end of the world and handbags.

She had us at applesauce but really hooked us with the disembodied voice of David Attenborough. We can't wait to read it!

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1770 W Berteau Ave, Ste 101
Chicago, IL
60613

Montrose and Irving Park Brown Line, CTA #50 Damen, #78 Montrose, #80 Irving Park. Divvy.

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm

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