Has the Beverly Art Walk turned its South Side neighborhood ‘artsy’?

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Artists with work on display at Gallery Guichard in Bronzeville have brought some of their paintings, sculptures and other art to the Pelar Gallery in Beverly. The gallery at 9937 S. Wood St. will be open from noon-7 p.m. Saturday for the Beverly Art Walk. (Supplied Photo / via DNAinfo)

BEVERLY — Beverly was once noticeably absent from conversations about Chicago neighborhoods with vibrant, local art scenes, Monica Wilczak said.

Wilczak, a Beverly resident, was among those who three years ago set out to change that perception. She and other local artists were tired of being overlooked and frustrated with having to travel to the North and West Sides attend gallery openings and other artistic happenings.

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So the Beverly Art Walk was born. The event returns from noon-7 p.m. Saturday, showcasing the work of some 200 artists in 55 locations throughout Beverly and Morgan Park. This year, the walk will also feature 30 musical acts, Wilczak said.

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