“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
– Thomas Merton

On Harrison Street in Oak Park, you’ll find…

Art Galleries & Studios

Our creative spaces are run by collectives, cooperatives and individual artists. Working studios by day, exhibition spaces and social clubs by night.

Retail Boutiques & Services

Inside and out, our boutiques, salons and wellness centers have you covered, styled and centered! Personalized service is in fashion every day.

Eclectic Restaurants

In the mood for a vegan grain bowl, artisanal preserves, sushi, a wood fired pizza, lobster bisque or apple pie and coffee- you’ve come to the right place.

Local Businesses

The majority of our businesses are owned by residents of Oak Park. Owners and employees are invested professionally and personally in Oak Park.

Classes for Kids & Adults

No matter your age, you can express yourself in the Arts District. Bead weaving, creative writing, acting, painting, dancing, music making, even fish printing!

Commercial & Residential Space

The Oak Park Arts District strives to be a liveable workable neighborhood. Being surrounded by public art is icing on the cake.

Check out some of our upcoming events

27feb9:00 amRibbon Cutting at Publican Quality Bread

28feb7:00 pm8:00 pmConversation Cafe Onlinewith L'Institut français d'Oak Park

29feballday2 for $22 Pizza Nightat Trattoria 225

29feb2:00 pm3:00 pmRibbon Cutting Ceremony for Laura Maychruk Real Estate

Want to hear about our upcoming events?

Art Galleries & Studios
Cups of Coffee Sold at Buzz
Residents & Businesses
Albums sold at Val's Halla

What's new in the Arts District...

What our Visitors Say

They are doing a great job making this a stronger community for the arts.- Anna Todaro
We love living here. We've been here almost a year and want to stay.- Mike Squires
Great district to have our Agency. Thank you for all your support!- Greg Kocko