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.

Our next Third Friday Gallery Walk is July 17th.  Here’s what happened in June:

Expression Graphics:   Through the month of June, the printmaking cooperative presents Pain Study, recent silk screen prints by member Janet Schill.  As an added bonus, Expressions Graphics hosts a screen printing demonstration.  Learn all about printing t-shirts!   29 Harrison

Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery: The artist collective presents DADS, an evening of art, fun memories and unique gifts.  The gallery will feature an altar of photographs of their fathers and favorite men, past and present.  Guests are encouraged to bring a photo to share for the evening as part of the creation of a despacho (or offering) as a means of honoring these important people.  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 $10 Caterpillar Bracelet Workshop from 6-8pm.  This is a stylish project that even with zero beading experience, students can learn quickly.  Great for twelve and up with an adult.  For a picture and to register click HERE.  145 Harrison

Gallery PINK:  Janice Elkins’ gallery presents Through the Lens, a striking exhibition of photography and pottery by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Barbara Karant and Faigie Tanner. 6-9pm, 149 Harrison

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

Intuit Dance:  The dance studio premieres its new Third Friday concept, Dance Jam!  Dance Jam! hosted by Connor Cornelius is an informal showing of new Intuit Dances.  The event begins at 7:30pm.  $5 admission.  237 Harrison