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