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Andersonville Arts Week to include 70 businesses, 150+ artists along Clark Oct. 10-15
From a press release
2017-09-18

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CHICAGO ( September 18, 2017 ) — In its 15th year, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) will expand Andersonville Arts Week to a week-long celebration October 10 — 15, with over 70 local shops, restaurants, and businesses set to host more than 150 artists. This year's event will focus on nine specific genres of art: visual, theatre, dance, music, culinary, handmade, kids/family, literary, and public art, with a range of festivities and activities in the works to represent each.

"The expansion of Arts Week is exciting on many levels and speaks to the one-of-a-kind experience Andersonville offers," commented ACC Executive Director Sara Dinges. "Art - whether performance, design, handmade or culinary - is inherently part of the Andersonville fabric, and we cannot wait to illuminate this experience."

The full schedule for Arts Week will be released in the coming weeks at andersonville.org/aaw. Highlights will include:

- All week: Returning district-wide self-guided art walk to view artists' work at participating businesses

- Tuesday, October 10: Theatre crawl

- Wednesday, October 11: Andersonville Farmers Market expansion with special performances

- Thursday, October 12: Culinary features and live music

- Friday, October 13: Stroll & Soriée art walk and parties throughout Andersonville

- Saturday, October 14: Kick-off of outdoor Makers Market in the Swedish American Museum parking lot and Berwyn block party

- Sunday, October 15: Andersonville public art mural reveal

In addition, visitors can expect literary readings, free performances, DIY public art, kids and family actives, artist receptions, and much more throughout the entire week.

Participating businesses include:

AKIRA | 5228 N Clark

Alamo Shoes | 5321 N Clark

Andersonville Antiques | 5245 N Clark

Andersonville Brewing | 5402 N Clark

Andersonville Cryotherapy and

Athletic Recovery Center | 5052 N Clark

Andersonville Galleria | 5247 N Clark

Andersonville Insurance | 5411 N Clark

Appellation Wine Bar & Restaurant | 5212 N Clark.

Barrel of Monkeys | Performing at: 5153 N Ashland

Be Yoga Andersonville | 5715 N Clark

Berman Architecture | 5212 N Clark, Suite 3

Brimfield | 5219 N Clark

Candyality | 5225 N Clark

Cassona Home Furnishings and Accessories | 5241 N Clark

CBD Kratom | 5303 N Clark

Cheetah Gym | 5248 N Clark

Chicago Magic Lounge @ The Guesthouse Hotel

Chicago Methodist Senior Services | 1415 W Foster

Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy | 5537 N Clark

Chiropractic for Life | 5138 N Clark

Chirp Radio @ the Andersonville Farmers Market

City Olive | 5644 N Clark

Dave Rasmussen - The Sacred Ways: REIKI @ The

Guesthouse Hotel and Sidewinder Gallery

DeFloured: A Gluten Free Bakery | 1477 W Balmoral

Dollop Diner | 5060 N Clark

Early to Bed | 5044 N Clark

EKF Martial Arts @ the Andersonville Farmers Market

Elixir Andersonville | 1509 W Balmoral

Fireside Chicago | 5739 N Ravenswood

First Free | 5255 N Ashland

First Slice Pie Cafe | 5357 N Ashland

Foursided | 5061 N Clark

Gus Giordano Dance School | 5230 N Clark

Hopleaf | 5148 N Clark

IloIlo Custom Framing | 1478 W Berwyn

In Fine Spirits | 5418 N Clark

Jerry's | 5419 N Clark

Jewel-Osco | 5516 N Clark

Kopi Café | 5317 N Clark

KOVAL @ Milk Handmade & Candyality

Lady Gregory's | 5260 N Clark

Lakeside Pride Ensemble @ various events

Las Manos Gallery | 1515 W Foster

Lawrence & Clark | 4755 N Clark

Little Bad Wolf | 1541 W Bryn Mawr

Martha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things | 5407 N Clark

Milk Handmade | 5137 N Clark

Murray & White | 5416 N Clark

Neumann Family Services @ Fireside Restaurant

Norcross and Scott | 1476 W Berwyn

On The Rocks Gems, Jewelry & More | 5709 N Clark

Philadelphia Church | 5437 N Clark

Pork Shoppe | 5721 N Clark

PRESENCE | 5216 N Clark

Ranalli's of Andersonville | 1512 W Berwyn

Raven Theatre Company | 6157 N Clark

Revive Massage Therapy & Spa @ The Guesthouse Hotel

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble | 5775 N Ridge

Robert Jeffrey Hair Studio | 5142 N Clark

Scout | 5221 N Clark

Sidewinder Gallery | 4880 N Clark

Sir Spa | 5151 N Clark

Steep Theatre Company | 1115 W Berwyn

StudioUs Arts Educators | 4806 N Clark

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N Clark

The Coffee Studio | 5628 N Clark

The Guesthouse Hotel | 4872 N Clark

The pH Comedy Theater @ The Wooden Spoon

The SoFo Tap | 4923 N Clark

The Wooden Spoon | 5047 N Clark

Toys et Cetera | 5311 N Clark

Transistor | 5224 N Clark

Transit Tees | 5226 N Clark

TrueNorth Café | 5507 N Clark

Vincent | 1475 W Balmoral

Winifred Grace | 5642 N Clark

Women & Children First | 5233 N Clark

An interactive mobile map can be found at andersonville.org/aaw.

Presenting sponsors for Andersonville Arts Week include Gus Giordano Dance School, Norcross and Scott, Transit Tees, and Women and Children First, with patron sponsorship from Andersonville Insurance, Early to Bed, and Lady Gregory's and in-kind sponsorship from the Swedish American Museum.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.


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