The sky was a clear blue and throughout Beverly / Morgan Park, vibrant colors adorned storefronts, studios and other public spaces as part of the seventh annual Beverly Art Walk on September 18.
Over 100 artists participated in over 40 venues, with visitors enjoying craft markets, live music and an array of artwork, thanks to the Beverly Area Arts Alliance.
At Ancestry Moon Art Studio, 10338 S. Western Ave., instructor Eddie Hudson enjoys the day with student Amira Moultrie. Another student, Gregory Brown, said he had been coming to the studio for six years. A resident of Beverly for 40 years, he says art keeps him active.
“Everyone needs something to do,” Brown said. “All you have to do is get up and do something. “
Not far from Ancestry Moon, The Music Scene, which operates at 1750 W. 103rd St., rang bells with visitors, creating a fun and lively atmosphere. An Uprising Craft Market featured several vendors at Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr., and Raymond and Lilly Doran enjoyed the I Madonnari Street Painting Festival at Sutherland Elementary School, 10015 S. Leavitt St.
Judie Anderson, an accomplished artist from Beverly, has been named the Grand Lady of this year’s walk. She welcomed visitors to her home studio on the 10600 block of South Hoyne Avenue.
“It was a beautiful day and we are proud to say that the 2021 Beverly Art Walk was a brilliant success,” said Alliance co-founder Sal Campbell. “It all started with a toast to Our Lady of the Art Walk, Judie Anderson, for her long-standing contribution to the arts in our community. It continued with an afternoon of incredible art experiences at locations in Beverly / Morgan Park, and ended with an epic Western Elstons Rockabilly jam at the outdoor after-party hosted by Nicky’s. of Beverly.
“The best part was seeing a large part of the community walking, cycling, enjoying our local stores and restaurants, and supporting the arts.”
For more information on the Beverly Area Arts Alliance, visit beverlyarts.org.