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 boutiques 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 kicks off What’s Blooming on Harrison!  Join us on May 15th from 6-10pm.


Expression Graphics: The non-profit print cooperative hosts its spring fundraiser, Art to be bought & Fun to be had.  The evening begins two days of a silent auction.  From 6-7pm, a Block Printing Demonstration and from 7-9pm, music by the Students from the Gasse School of Music.  Details  29 Harrison

Kathy Reller Designs:  The salon is having a special sale for Third Friday!  25% off all jewelry and hair products!  Also, they will have a guest jewelry artist, Jan Bees, who makes beautiful, one-of-a-kind, wired pendants and other goodies.  Jan’s pieces are also 25% off.  Enjoy a snack and a beverage and pick up that piece you’ve been eyeing for so long.  31 Harrison

Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery: The artist collective presents an exhibition entitled “World Peace.” Those looking for a little friendly competition can get their game on at the oversized chess board outside the studio. 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 $5 Make & Take Bracelet Workshop from 6-10pm.  Choose a charm and a selection of colorful cording to make this trendy and stackable bracelet.  All ages welcome.  Details. 145 Harrison

Gallery PINK:  This will be the final weekend of “Progressive Maneuvers” by Susan Frankel. 6-9pm, 149 Harrison

Buzz Café:  Burgers, Beers and Bands!  Friday night BYOB for Roger Kotecki. He’ll play from 6:30-8:30pm.  Dinner service begins at 5pm.  905 S. Lombard

Yoga Trek:  The yoga studio hosts a Restorative Candlelight Class, 7-8:30pm. 911 S. Lombard

Magical Minds Studio:  Dress Up & Dance!  Find your parents a babysitter and join us for a night of dancing, dress up, music and of course, art!  Pizza and kiddie cocktails will be served. For ages 5+, 6:30-9pm, $30, For reservations ring:  708.948.7934. 343 Harrison

Open Door Theater:  TBA, 902 Ridgeland