Events

District Wide Events

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! Here are some of the currently scheduled special events. More information can be found on the websites of the individual businesses. Click the business name to be redirected.

Thanksgiving Day

Nature Yoga Sanctuary:  On Thanksgiving Day, the studio will host a special class, Thanksgiving Day Yoga for Hurricane Relief from 10 – 11:15 am. All funds paid towards class and all additional donations collected will go to the studio’s Dharma Yoga family from Sadhana Healing Arts yoga and massage studio in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Click for Go Fund Me details. 146 Harrison

Friday, November 24th, Black Friday Specials

TAKARA:  Shop for your Everyday Elegance essentials plus enjoy a bevy of promotions on Black Friday. Purchase a $100 gift card for $80, shop the $10 and up doorbuster selection of hats, gloves, scarves and jewelry, choose a free pair of fingerless gloves or earrings when you make a $100 purchase plus 20% off the Fall/Winter Collection. To top it all off, hot cider and Motown Christmas music all day long! 140 Harrison

Studio 144 Boutique:  Finish (or start) your holiday shopping at Studio 144 Boutique.  The boutique carries women’s apparel small to 2x, jewelry, purses, fragrance for men and women and great “giftables.” Stop in on Black Friday from 10 am – 6 pm and receive $10 off a purchase of $50 or more. 144 Harrison

Bead in Hand:  The jewelry design studio hosts its annual Holiday Extravaganzas drop-in workshop series. On Friday design your own angel earrings or ornament hanger using a selection of sparkly beads. For all ages. $5 per craft. 2 – 6 pm. 145 Harrison

Gallery PINK: Janice Elkins is selling all of her framed prints, paintings and more! All work is priced to sell. The gallery will be open Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26 from 1 – 5 pm. Cash and check only. By appointment, 708.648.3131. 149 Harrison

Val’s halla Records:  It’s Black Friday Record Store Day and you know what that means… The store will open two hours earlier at 9 am with tons of limited edition goodies available. First come, first serve, no holds! There will be a storewide sale with all used product at 20% off as well as many specially-priced,  new vinyl titles. The sale lasts through Monday. The stage will be packed with performances curated by Ellis Clark beginning at 11 am. Click HERE for the line up. 239 Harrison

Saturday, November 25th, Small Business Saturday Specials

Studio 144 Boutique: Shop with the boutique on Saturday and receive a free gift with a purchase of $50 or more. 144 Harrison

Bead in Hand:  The jewelry design studio hosts its annual Holiday Extravaganzas drop-in workshop series. Design your own angel earrings or ornament hanger using a selection of sparkly beads. For all ages. $5 per craft. 2 – 5 pm. 145 Harrison

Elevate Hair Boutique:  Kick off your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday! Stop in from 8 am -1 pm on Saturday or 8 am – 3 pm on Sunday. The salon will have awesome deals, gift with purchases, and gift sets. The salon would love to help you create your own unique packages. They’ll have something for everyone on your Nice list! Buy any two GO24/7 Men’s Care items and get one free! Buy any three and get one free and get a free travel bag. Buy any two full size Unite items and get a free 1 oz. 7 Seconds Leave-In or Mini U Oil. Buy any Farmhouse Fresh items totaling $40 or more and get a free gift bag! Purchase $60 or more in FHF and get a free gift bag and a free deluxe mini of your choice. Buy four Salus Bath bombs or Shower Bursts and get one free. Mix and match your heart out! 321 Harrison

Ongoing Events

Studio 144 Boutique: Head to the boutique with friends and family to craft “Grateful Because” and “I am Thankful For” jars. Have everyone who joins you for the holidays fill out a slip of what they are thankful for and put it in the jar. You can also keep it for yourself and remind yourself daily of the things you are thankful for. During the month of November projects are being offered on Sundays, 12 – 4 pm and Wednesdays, 2 – 7 pm. Groups are welcome but please call ahead and book in advance. If you need a time or day outside of Sunday or Wednesday please call Marcia at 708.205.2866 to book your party. Ages 3 and up. $15 per project. 144 Harrison

Bead in Hand:  Bead in Hand invites you to a DIY (with a little help) Drop-In. The beading studio will host the drop-in on three different dates this gift making season. For $10 per date, guests can learn how to create several easy and stylish jewelry projects, get a refresher on projects they’ve already done and get tips on embellishing and enhancing styles they’ve mastered. Materials are extra. For ages 16 and up.  Saturday, November 11, 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesday, November 29, 6 – 9 pm  and Friday, December 8, 6 – 9 pm. Bead in Hand will also host its popular Holiday Extravaganzas again this year. Weekend projects are geared for all ages though little ones may need help.  145 Harrison

Gallery PINK: Janice Elkins is selling all of her framed prints, paintings and more! All work is priced to sell. The gallery will be open Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26 from 1 – 5 pm, Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3 from 1 – 5 pm and Friday, December 8 – Sunday, December 10 from 1 – 5 pm. Cash and check only. By appointment, 708.648.3131. 149 Harrison

Whispers from the Moon:  On December 2nd and 3rd, there will be an open studio for Hand & Heart Holiday Crafting. Be present while making a present. Click HERE for details on the delightful projects participants can choose from. The studio will also host a Winter Market featuring original art and prints, hand-crafted treasures, unique jewelry, essential oils and more. Private Art for the Heart & Soul and Holiday Crafting parties can be booked for groups of five or more as a memory making friends/family experience. Please email Moonwhispers235@aol.com for details. 235 Harrison