October is Chicago Artists Month, a city-wide collaboration coordinated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. During this month, the Borderbend Arts Collective sponsors the Chicago Calling Arts Festival, which kicks off tonight with “Bicycles and the Arts,” at Chicago Hot Glass. Tomorrow, October 1, at 4:00 pm the Chicago Scratch Orchestra performs for the “Airplay” show on WNUR, broadcast from Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. Chicago Calling continues through October 16.
Another free event is this weekend’s Ravenswood Artwalk, with a street fair, film events, presentations, and over forty artists’ studios open to the public. The Montrose brown line stop leads directly to the street fair. The festival extends on Ravenswood Avenue from Addison Street to Lawrence Avenue.
Stay tuned for a new TriQuarterly Online blog format. Starting Monday, October 3, we will feature five new bloggers from Northwestern’s MA/MFA program. I'll be reading along with you.
Rainy Night (1912), by William Edouard Scott [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Scott (1884-1964) studied at the Art Institute of Chicago.