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.

The first Third Friday Gallery Walk of 2016 will be held on January 15th.  Here are some of the highlights:

Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery:    Join the artist collective for “The Alchemist,” an exhibition and book discussion centered around Paolo Coelho’s book of the same title. Details. 41 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 kicks off 2016’s Third Friday Workshop Series with a favorite from 2015- Spinning Top Beads.  For $10, learn to make this delightful bead out of smaller beads.  6-8 pm. Details and Registration145 Harrison

Gallery PINK:  Gallery owner Janice Elkins has turned curating over to local artists Linda Abrams, Bobbi Meier and Gina Lee Robbins for the next few months.  The trio’s first exhibition is “Pieces of Eight” featuring the inspiring work of millennial artists:  Zach Balousek, Azadeh Gholizadeh, Rebecca Holbrook-Erhart, Stefan Meier, Amanda Mulcahy, Angela Redmond, Katie Smith and Diana Torres.  There will be an Artist Reception from 7-9 pm. Details.  149 Harrison

Buzz Café:  2016 continues the new Buzz program Local Artist Spotlight.  January’s featured artists are Linda DeViller and Andrew Reh.  Raul Garcia will be the musical guest, going on at 6:30 pm. 905 S. Lombard

Open Door Theater:  On stage this evening, the preview of [title of show], an original Broadway musical by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell.  Showtime is 8 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets click HERE. 902 Ridgeland Ave.