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 and a delicious dinner, you can count on the Eastgate Cafe, Trattoria 225, District Kitchen & Tap and the Buzz Cafe. MORA Asian Kitchen is opening soon!

The next Third Friday Gallery Walk will be held on July 20th.

June’s Third Friday marked the debut of the District’s Art Banner Project- hand painted banners by local arts flying high on Harrison Street.  Harrison Street galleries include: Black Moon Gallery, Whatever Comes to Mind Studio, Expressions Graphics, Art Gecko, Dancing Krow Studio, Gallery PINK and Buzz Cafe. Dancing Krow Studio stages a Third Saturday event.

Here are some of the June Walk’s highlights

Black Moon Gallery and Studio:  The artist collective hosts a June Soiree Art Show Extravaganza! From 6 – 11 pm. 17 Harrison

Expressions Graphics:  The print making cooperative hosts the second annual Her Voice exhibit with an artist reception from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Her Voice is an exhibition of women printmakers and their guests artists. The event brings women from different art backgrounds together to interact in a shared studio space. Sarah’s Inn will be taking a goodwill offering that night. Live Music by Elaina R- Schill. Refreshments will be provided. Exhibition judge Dale Osterle will talk about her work with the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Arts. The show runs through July 28th. 29 Harrison

Bead in Hand:  The jewelry design shop and studio hosts local fine artist Fran Gregory. Shop limited-edition jewelry created from Fran Gregory’s original paintings. Champagne and hors d’oeurves will be served. 6 – 9:30 pm. 145 Harrison

Buzz Cafe:  Head to the cafe for this month’s Local Artist Spotlight featuring the work of Keen Harrison and Burgers, Beers and Bands. Prophets of the Elk performs. BYOB. 905 S. Lombard Ave.