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 – 10:00 pm 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.
The next Third Friday Gallery Walk is May 20th. The evening’s special events kick off the Oak Park Art’s District’s street festival What’s Blooming on Harrison!
Whatever Comes to Mind Studio: Tia Etu continues her Pop Up Art Show in the storefront across the street from her gallery. Pop in to 21 Harrison.
Expressions Graphics: Jessica Kronika, a member of the printmaking collective, will host a Hands On Collagraph Printing Workshop for everyone. Studio guests may print their own collagraph print for a donation of $5. 6 – 9 pm. 29 Harrison
Kathy Reller Designs: Vintage furniture and home goods, jewelry and hair care products will all be 25% off. 6 – 9 pm. 31 Harrison
Art Gecko: Art Gecko is celebrating 12 years in the Oak Park Arts District! Stop by for cake and bubbly, as well as a 12% discount on anything in the shop. 41 Harrison
Learn more about Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery in this insightful video by Rebecca Schmidt. PLAY
Pamela Penney Textile Arts: Stop by Pamela Penney Textile Arts for a great Spring Sale (up to 60% off) on one of a kind wearable art creations featuring salvaged and upcycled cashmeres. Also, register your children for our June Mixed Media Art Camp or sign up for textile art lessons and get $5 off your first future appointment. 130 Harrison
Studio 144: The studio will host a trunk show and sale entitled Bewitched! Exquisitely crafted from vintage silks & trims, ostrich feathers, tulle, velvet ribbon, mossy vines, and more delights, this limited edition collection of one-of-kind heirloom Victorian hats created by Michigan artist Karen Steinkraus is sure to enthrall. From 5 pm. 144 Harrison
Bead in Hand: The jewelry design studio continues its Third Friday Workshop Series this month with a special and seasonal What’s Blooming on Harrison All Ages Drop In- “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” The $5 fee includes materials and instruction in making an umbrella and flower charm set or a leather and resin bead sliding knot bracelet. 6-9 pm. Details. 145 Harrison
Gallery PINK: Gallery owner Janice Elkins has turned curating over to Laurie Beasley of Ridge Art for a “Ridge Art Clearance Sale” Pop Up. Haitian, African and American fine and folk art will be 40-50% off. 6 – 9 pm. Details. 149 Harrison
Buzz Café: The cafe hosts an extra special Local Artists Spotlight. On the walls, artist Kristen Wenke and making music that evening, Luke Felton, Prophets of the Elk, Simon & Schmidt, Francesca Pisano, Datu and Dance as a Second Language. 905 S. Lombard
Yoga Trek: The yoga studio will host a special event, Ocean of Devotion Sound Meditation with Preston Klik. The evening is a gentle-but-dynamic, 90-minute acoustic journey, often very quiet, but at times powerfully intense. Preston plays a 36-inch HEART GONG, plus crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, ocean & water & thunder drums, 2 smaller gongs, chimes, etc. His “portable temple” is surrounded by candles. This richly cinematic musical odyssey-meditation is as beautiful to the eye as it is to the ear, heart, body, mind, and spirit. 7 – 8:30 pm, 911 S. Lombard Ave.