August 23-25, 2013

Lillstreet loves Ravenswood.

We want to write it all over our notebooks and scratch our devotion into nearby park benches and trees.

August 2013 marks the 10th year in our current Ravenswood location, and we couldn’t be happier about choosing to spend the past decade in this cheerful and inspiring neighborhood. To commemorate this anniversary, we’re hosting a weekend of festivities in August. Come celebrate with us!

Friday, August 23

6-8pm (Reception)

Best Served Hot: Ceramics for the Coffee Ritual

Lillstreet Gallery, 4401 N Ravenswood Avenue, Floors 1 & 2, Chicago, IL 60640

For the 6th Annual Lillstreet International, jurors Mark Lyman and Joseph Pintz select ceramic works, both traditional and innovative, that celebrate the coffee ritual. Presented in collaboration with Intelligentsia Coffee, the reception will include refreshments, including coffee and cocktails, and a whole bean coffee raffle while CHIRP Radio's Kumar McMillian (DJ Bylamplight) spins some tunes. The exhibition runs August 23-September 29.

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Saturday, August 24


Fall Open House

Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N Ravenswood Avenue, Floors 1-3, Chicago, IL 60640

We’re kicking off another season of art classes for adults and kids by opening our doors and welcoming family, friends, and new visitors to our community. Come explore the Art Center and try your hand at making something new through our free workshops for all ages.

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Lillstreet + Ravenswood Block Party

Lillstreet Loft, 4437 N Ravenswood Avenue, Parking Lot and Floor 2, Chicago, IL 60640

After the Fall Open House, stick around for our Block Party! This family-friendly celebration will have something for everyone—from live entertainment and refreshments to interactive art projects and a photobooth. We’ve also got a special gift for early guests!

Detailed schedule coming soon!

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Sunday, August 25


Makers Mini Conference: Chicago Craft & Business

Lillstreet Loft, 4437 N Ravenswood Avenue, Floor 2, Chicago, IL 60640

We’re extra excited to partner with Renegade Craft Fair and Dabble to host this new event for artisan entrepreneurs and craft enthusiasts. We invite you to meet & mingle with friendly folk in the local crafts industry, learn from superstar makers and participate in a hands-on craft workshop—all packed into an enlivening four hours!

Register at Dabble for the panel and workshop separately.

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We hope to see you there!