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 Friday, February 17th. Here are some of the highlights:

Bead in Hand:  The jewelry design studio and bead shop sparkles with its continuing Third Friday Workshop series. Tonight’s class is Priscilla Beaded Beads. Prior experience with off loom seed beading, specifically peyote stitch, is a must for this class. Materials are extra. To register in advance please click HERE.  6-8 pm. 145 Harrison

Buzz Café:   Head to the cafe for Burgers, Beers and Bands plus the monthly Local Artist Spotlight. February’s exhibition is by graphic designer and artist Eddy Ymeri.  BYOB and settle in for an evening with regulars, Prophets of the Elk. 905 S. Lombard Ave.

Art Gecko:  Assemblage art and jewelry created with recycled/upcycled vintage materials by Lisa Nordstrom. Plus: amulets, trinkets, talismans, curiosities, oddities, baubles, remnants and other found objects. The gallery will actually be closed this Third Friday as Lisa will be engaged at a benefit. 41 Harrison

Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery:  February’s artist exhibition is entitled Offering. The works on display reflect the concept that, “Whatever you wish to bring into your life you must first offer it.” Participating artists include director Karen Schuman, Pete Ariola, John J. Baker, Amani Borah, Cindy Borah, TigerLily Cross, Maria Gedroc, Bruce MacMartin, Sandra Ragan, Sarah Reid, Stephen Smith, Deborah Stoklosa, David Wade and Jim Wright. 43 Harrison