RAW Basics
Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2023
Location: Train depot and Guthrie park, Riverside, Illinois

Mission: Started in 2008, Riverside Arts Weekend (RAW) exists to educate, inspire, and excite residents and visitors with art and spectacle that lead to greater understanding and appreciation of art and the creative process.

Our objectives are…

  • To educate and inspire residents of the Village of Riverside and visitors about art – about art that is visual, musical, architectural, fashion-based and more. 
  • To bring residents of the Village of Riverside and visitors into the center of Riverside for this art experience
  • To offer varied and new expressions of art every year to our patrons that expand the understanding and appreciation of what it means to “make art”
  • To be open to new and changing vehicles for accomplishing the above – including exhibits, art-for-sale, performances and more. 
  • To have fun developing RAW into the best art experience that we can. 
  • To strive for the WOW factor.

The Riverside Arts Weekend Board of Directors:
President – Charlie Zia
Secretary – Erika Vazzana
Treasurer – Charlie Zia
Directors – Steve Marcus, Ron Zia, Jamie Gangi