Art happens every day in Oak Park’s Art District. From random artwork along the sidewalks to our special events, you can lose yourself in the Art on Harrison Street. Our events are popular fun for the whole family.

Third Friday Gallery Walk

The Oak Park Arts District galleries, co-operatives, studios and social clubs are open for special events from 6 – 10 pm every Third Friday of the month. Exhibitions often revolve around a theme chosen by individual gallery owners or members. Enjoy live music and libations or get your creative juices flowing with an evening workshop. Several of our unique shops and boutiques keep late hours and host creative events on Third Friday evenings as well. Participating studios include Black Moon Gallery, Whatever Comes to Mind Studio, Expressions Graphics, Dancing Krow Studio and Social Club, Gallery PINK and Buzz Cafe. Dancing Krow Studio stages a Third Saturday event. Subscribe to our newsletter for Third Friday details.

What’s Blooming on Harrison Street

This family-oriented May event has highlighted the District since 1999. What’s Blooming has artist demonstrations, live music, dance performances and an art fair featuring select guest artists and local crafts people. 2018’s festival was a smash success! In 2019, What’s Blooming will be held on Saturday, May 18th. What’s Blooming takes over Harrison Street, from Cuyler Avenue to Humphrey, with the art fair and other Family Fun Activities including a children’s carnival, live music, dance, craft demonstrations and hands-on workshops. The festival will begin at 11 am with the art fair running until 7 pm. Music continues at the Taylor Avenue Beer Garden and Main Stage until 9 pm.

What’s Blooming on Harrison

Holiday Lights

Give the gift of happiness every holiday season. Indulge in the Artistic in the Oak Park Arts District. The annual Holiday Lights celebration kicks off on the Third Friday in November with special seasonal events within the studios, shops, galleries and eateries continuing through December. Shop Artfully, Shop Locally… all winter long! Subscribe to our newsletter for Holiday Lights details.

Event Information

Upcoming Events

november, 2018

04nov3:00 pm3:45 pmStorytime Yoga (ages 2-4)Nature Yoga Sanctuary

08nov11:00 am7:00 pmThrifty Thursdays $5 pieces of clothing for $25 at The Brown Elephant

09nov8:00 pmThe Best MedicineA show that's good for what ails you at Open Door Theater

10nov8:00 pmSibling RibaldryMusic and laughs at Open Door Theater

12nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

12nov7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Traveling MollysOpen Mic Night with Al DeGenova and Nina Corwin at Buzz Cafe

13nov11:00 am7:00 pmTurn It Up Tuesday!50% off All Furniture at The Brown Elephant

13nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

13nov6:00 pmNetworking to a Jazz Beat with Wendy & DougAt Eastgate Cafe

13nov7:30 pmFree Team Trivia NightAt District Kitchen & Tap

14nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

15nov11:00 am7:00 pmThrifty Thursdays $5 pieces of clothing for $25 at The Brown Elephant

15nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

16nov8:00 pmThe Best MedicineA show that's good for what ails you at Open Door Theater

17nov9:00 amFresh Baked BreadOn Saturday mornings at Rare Bird Preserves

17nov10:00 am5:00 pmCelebrate 25 Years with Bead in HandTake 30% off all Chinese Crystal Strands! Holiday Extravaganzas begins!

17nov12:00 pm5:00 pmBrown Boutiques Holiday TourAt Pearl Shoebox Vintage!

17nov1:00 pm6:00 pmRESONANCEPaintings by Janice Elkins & Sculptures by Gina Lee Robbins at Gallery PINK

17nov2:00 pm6:00 pmSanta Claus is Coming to Harrison StreetJamilla Yipp Photography hosts Santa Charity Sessions this holiday season

17nov6:30 pm9:30 pmRing ShoutJazz it up at Eastgate Cafe

17nov8:00 pmClaudia SchmidtAn evening of folk music and story telling at Open Door Theater

17nov9:00 pmLive Music in the Live RoomEvery Saturday Night at DKT

18nov10:00 am2:00 pmNFL BrunchSundays at DKT

18nov12:00 pm5:00 pmCelebrate 25 Years with Bead in HandTake 30% off all Chinese Crystal Strands!

18nov1:00 pm6:00 pmRESONANCEPaintings by Janice Elkins & Sculptures by Gina Lee Robbins at Gallery PINK

19nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

20nov11:00 am7:00 pmTurn It Up Tuesday!50% off All Furniture at The Brown Elephant

20nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

20nov6:00 pmNetworking to a Jazz Beat with Wendy & DougAt Eastgate Cafe

20nov7:30 pmFree Team Trivia NightAt District Kitchen & Tap

21nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

22nov11:00 am7:00 pmThrifty Thursdays $5 pieces of clothing for $25 at The Brown Elephant

22nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

23nov9:00 am7:00 pmBlack Friday Record Store Daylimited edition releases, sale and music all day at Val's halla Records

23nov2:00 pm6:00 pmHoliday Extravaganzas at Bead in HandDrop in to make one of a kind snowflakes!

24nov9:00 amFresh Baked BreadOn Saturday mornings at Rare Bird Preserves

24nov1:00 pm6:00 pmRESONANCEPaintings by Janice Elkins & Sculptures by Gina Lee Robbins at Gallery PINK

24nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHoliday Extravaganzas at Bead in HandDrop in to make one of a kind snowflakes!

24nov9:00 pmLive Music in the Live RoomEvery Saturday Night at DKT

25nov10:00 am2:00 pmNFL BrunchSundays at DKT

25nov1:00 pm6:00 pmRESONANCEPaintings by Janice Elkins & Sculptures by Gina Lee Robbins at Gallery PINK

26nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

27nov11:00 am7:00 pmTurn It Up Tuesday!50% off All Furniture at The Brown Elephant

27nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

27nov6:00 pmNetworking to a Jazz Beat with Wendy & DougAt Eastgate Cafe

27nov7:30 pmFree Team Trivia NightAt District Kitchen & Tap

28nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

29nov11:00 am7:00 pmThrifty Thursdays $5 pieces of clothing for $25 at The Brown Elephant

29nov2:00 pm5:00 pmHappy Hour!Monday - Thursday at District Kitchen & Tap, 2 - 5 pm

30nov2:00 pm6:00 pmHoliday Extravaganzas at Bead in HandDrop in to make one of a kind snowflakes!

30nov9:00 pmJoak ParkLive Comedy in the Live Room at DKT

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