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 November 18th. Here are some of the highlights:

Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery:  The artist collective presents an evening of art and merriment entitled “Silk Stockings and Stuffers.” Beware! Special guest The Krampus, Europe’s own bad Santa, makes his annual appearance. 6-10 pm. 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 and bead shop sparkles with its Holiday Extravaganzas series. Tonight, learn to make one of a kind snowflakes using wire forms and a sophisticated selection of glass beads. A fun evening for all ages to enjoy together. $5 per snowflake. 6-9 pm. 145 Harrison

Buzz Café:   Head to the cafe for Burgers, Beers and Bands plus the monthly Local Artist Spotlight. November’s featured artist is Laura Lynne who creates vibrant nature collages. She’ll be at the cafe selling prints and jewelry. BYOB and settle in for an evening with musician Andrew Huber. 905 S. Lombard Ave.

Whatever Comes To Mind Studio: Tia Etu’s Pop Up at 21 Harrison will be hosting a unique gift shop for the holidays. The shop opens during the Third Friday Gallery Walk and runs every weekend until December 24th. Hours will be 12-6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday and sometimes during the week. Featured artists are Ken Reif, Pam Penney, Liz Gaylord, Keith Taylor, Stephen Smith, Tia Etu and Janet Schill, all of Oak Park.  For more information call 708. 299.2878. 27 Harrison