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Harvest Exhibition at the Edwardsville Art Center

Here are some photos that artist Dan Anderson took of Emily Schroeder Willis’ work at the Harvest Exhibition in Edwardsville, Illinois.  Other artist include: Karl Borgeson, Sam Chung, Susan Dewsnap, Rick, Hensley, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Liz Quakenbush, Elizabeth Robinson, Mary Louise Carter, Shoko Teruyama, Sandra Trujillo, Kirk Lyttle.

Emily Schroeder Willis and Liz Quackenbush

Emily Schroeder Willis and Liz Quackenbush

Emily Schroeder Willis work at "Harvest"

Ravenswood ArtWalk Sunday and Saturday!

Come and visit several Lillstreet Studio Artists (along with hundreds more along the Ravenswood Corridor) who will have their studios open Saturday,  October 1st from 11 – 7  and Sunday October 2nd from 11 -6pm.  For more details visit

Here is the list of Lillstreet Artists participating:

Karen Avery,Kate Biderbost, Jennifer FitzGerald, Abi A Gonzales, Lisa Harris, MAKA Designs/Alexandra Jamroz, Nathan Mason, Corinne D. Peterson, Elena Rakochy, Edith Robertson, Emily Schroeder Willis, Catherine Schwalbe-Bouzide and Rebecca Zemans

Ravenswood ArtWalk

Emily Schroeder Willis at Strictly Functional Exhibition

This is a really fun juried show that Emily Schroeder Willis was selected to exhibit in.  The juror this year was artist Mary Barringer.  The opening reception is tonight from 6-8, but only for those of you who live out east! The opening is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Check out the link for more images of the work on-line!

Ann Chikahisa at the Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

This holiday market will run Friday, November 11th from 4-9pm and Saturday, November 12th from 11 -5pm.  They will showcase ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media art, paintings and other unique holiday gift items.  Admission is free and it is located at:

The  Wilder Mansion

211 Prospect
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Here is a preview of Ann’s work that you will find at the Market!

Stacking Rings by Ann Chikahisa

Stone Necklace by Ann Chikahisa

Silver Lace Hoop Earrings by Ann Chikahisa

Lillstreet Artists in American Craft Magazine

If you haven’t gotten your issue yet, Lillstreet was highlighted in this months American Craft Magazine.  They highlight Lillstreet Art Center and our First Fridays as a “one-stop shop for artists as well as for craft lovers”.

check it out!


Clay Meets Light

Lillstreets’ Yong Hyun Chung solo show, Clay Meets Light, is showing at Gallery Uno in Chicago from September 2nd – 25th.


Form & Flora II with Lillstreet Artists!

Stop by the Lincoln Park Conservatory to see two of Lillstreets sculptors: Elena Rakochy and Corinne Peterson

The exhibition is coordinated through Chicago Sculpture International (CSI) Exhibit
2391 North Stockton Drive
October 2-November 4
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7th,  5-8 pm

Unaccompanied Suite (detail) by Corinne Peterson

Baile by Elena Rakochy

Ravenswood ArtWalk on the Horizon!


Be sure to mark your calendar and visit all of the amazing artists in the Ravenswood Community the first weekend of October!

Craftswoman Rebecca Zemans

Here is our own Rebecca Zemans on Craftsman!

Check it out!

Come on over!

If you are in the Ravenswood area tonight, stop by Lillstreet for our August First Friday Event.  From 6:30 – 9:00 we will have live music, art for purchase and snacks.  Its a great time to meet local artists and some people in your neighborhood.

August First Friday