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Chicago Artists Month connects visitors and artists with city neighborhoods

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Get better acquainted with the city’s neighborhoods during Chicago Artists Month 2013, starting the end of September and running through October.

The annual artists celebration showcases Edgewater and Uptown Sept. 27-29, Portage Park Oct. 4-6, South Shore and South Chicago Oct. 11-13, Pilsen and Little Village Oct. 18-20 and East Garfield Park Oct. 25-27. But those dates and places don't tell the whole story.

The best plan to see neighborhood sights, shops, galleries and art is to do some of the following art walks:

Lakeview is every day along Lincoln Avenue from Sept. 27 through Oct. 20. Avondale is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 28 and West Town is 6-10 p.m. Oct. 4 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 5.

An art salon and reception in Ravenswood is 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and the neighborhood’s Art Walk is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6.

In South Chicago, a Dia de los Muertos Art Walk is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5. Little Village is doing an Arts Festival noon-6 p.m. Oct. 5.

Andersonville’s Art Weekend is 6-10 p.m. Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13. South Shore has a festival tour noon-3 p.m. Oct. 12.

The South Loop has its Art Walk 6-9 p.m. Oct. 12. The West Loop Tour, sponsored by Chicago Gallery News, is 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 19.

Liincoln Square’s Art Walk is 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20.

Chicago Artists Month is a collaboration of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District. For information on open studios, gallery shows and other events visit Chicago Artists Month.

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