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 July 17th.  Here are some of the highlights:

Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery:  “Coyote tricks himself and he tricks others into learning life’s lessons.” Join the artist collective as they focus on the work of coyote artisans who have transformed their stories into art.  “Coyote Stories,” 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 Beaded Vista Earring Workshop from 6-8pm.  This is a stylish project 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 the last weekend of  Through the Lens, a striking exhibition of photography and pottery by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Barbara Karant and Faigie Tanner. 6-9pm, 149 Harrison

Buzz Café:  Burgers, Beers and Bands!  BYOB for an evening of acoustic music, 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

In conjunction with Open Door Theater, INTUIT Dance presents Fast and Furious.  See the creative process in motion! Thursday, July 16 – Saturday, July 18th, 8pm.  Click HERE to purchase tickets.  Bring your ticket or receipt to Trattoria 225 and receive 15% off your pre-show dinner.  Open Door Theater is located at 902 S. Ridgeland Ave.