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Posted October 10, 2010

Ravenswood ArtWalk 2010

It’s officially autumn in Chicago — the trees are turning colors and there’s a chill in the lakefront air. We celebrated the season along with many of our neighbors along Ravenswood Avenue by opening our doors October 2 and 3, as part of the 2010 Ravenswood ArtWalk.

Jell is proud to have participated in this year’s ArtWalk. We transformed our office space into a temporary art gallery, displaying work from two of our favorite neighborhood artists, painter Nico Camargo and photographer Timmy Samuel. Our guests (all 500 of them) also enjoyed a nice selection of wine, cheese, Fritos, and an amazing squash’n’shrimp soup furnished by chef Jeff Shane of Kingfisher.

Oh — and one more thing! We hosted an interactive photo project called JellStories. Visitors were asked to stop in our photo studio, pick out a few large, printed word signs from a selection of hundreds, and become part of the fun. It was a blast.

The 2010 ArtWalk (the ninth annual) featured more than 300 artists and neighborhood businesses, a music stage set up by the Old Town School of Folk Music, an architectural trolley tour, more than 50 food vendors, and a street gallery and live graffiti showcase.