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 and the Buzz Cafe.

The next Third Friday Gallery Walk  is Friday, March 17th also known as St. Patrick’s Day. 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 Double the Fun: Super Duo Beads and Peyote Stitch. 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. March’s exhibition is by Michael Trulis.  BYOB and settle in for an evening with regular performer, Roger Kotecki. 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. This Third Friday, a twist on “Wearing of the Green” for St. Paddy’s day- “green” (as in eco-friendly) bracelets created with recycled tin will be discounted 25%. Lots of new styles to choose from! 41 Harrison

Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery:  March’s artist exhibition is entitled Fortune Cookie. The works on display reflect a communal dinner of Chinese take out and the opening of individual fortune cookies. All art on hand is inspired by the messages on the little slips of paper. 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

Gallery PINK:  Janice Elkins’ gallery hosts mixed media artist Michael Miller’s exhibition, Fact, Fiction and Fabrication- Imagining Reality, 6 – 9 pm. On Saturday, the artist will give a talk on the works on display at 3 pm. 149 Harrison