Ravenswood Remix

Erica Peplin

The average American produces an average of 4.3 pounds of trash every single day. It’s no wonder the past 20 years have awakened a surge in recycling. Ravenswood Remix is a new festival a remix of indie, intuitive, folk and craft art made from recycled and found materials. The two-day event will feature workshops for people of all ages, the work of more than 125 artists, great music, food from forward-thinking restaurants, and refreshing beverages. By taking used or recycled goods and create original, handmade art, clothing, household items, jewelry, paper objects, collectibles and other crafts, artists are changing the way communities think about the value of recyclables. The new fest aims to ignite the interest in recycled materials and local education while promoting the overall green movement and raising funds for local school art programs. A portion of the profits from Ravenswood Remix will benefit the arts program at Chicago’s Hamilton Elementary School, a magnet cluster arts school.

To display and sell your art and goods at Ravenswood Remix, applicants must use recycled or found materials in the creation of their goods. The fest is looking for quality, innovation, and uniqueness in art  that will fit into their theme of “Remix, Rethink, Recycle.”

To apply, submit an application along with photos of the items and a $20 non-refundable jury fee no later than Friday, July 22.

The event itself will take place Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th 2011, 12:00 – 10:00pm

Ravenswood Remix // info@ravenswoodremix.com

3759 N. Ravenswood Ave. // Suite 129 // Chicago, IL 60613