District Wide Events

Third Friday Gallery Walk

It’s all happening on Harrison Street!  The Oak Park Arts District galleries are open for special events from 6:00 – 10:00pm every Third Friday of the month.  Enjoy dinner in the district and stroll the galleries taking in the artwork of the gallery owners and their guest artists.  Many of our unique businesses keep late hours on Third Friday evenings as well.  For neighborhood ambiance, you can count on the Eastgate Cafe, the Buzz Cafe and Trattoria 225.

Our next Third Friday Gallery Walk is August 21st.  Here are some of the highlights:

Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery:   Join the artist collective as they explore through their art all the charms and fascinations that city life offers.  “Life in the City,” 6-10pm.  41-43 Harrison

Learn more about Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery in this insightful video by Rebecca Schmidt.  PLAY

Bead in Hand:   The jewelry design studio hosts a $10 Spinning Top Beaded Bead Workshop from 6-8pm.  This is a stylish project by designers Florence Turnour and Gwen Fisher that even with zero beading experience, participants can learn quickly. Great for twelve and up with an adult.  For a picture and to register click HERE.  145 Harrison

Gallery PINK:  Janice Elkins’ gallery presents her own inspiring work in “Self Portraits/many guises.”  6-9pm, 149 Harrison

Buzz Café:  Burgers, Beers and Bands!  BYOB for an evening of the blues with Mike Felten, from 6-8pm. Dinner service begins at 5pm.  905 S. Lombard

Intuit Dance:  The dance studio has a new Third Friday concept, Dance Jam!  Dance Jam! hosted by Connor Cornelius is an informal showing of new Intuit Dances.  The event begins at 7:30pm.  $5 admission.  237 Harrison