Art, Music and Culture

In the heart of our village lies a thriving arts and music community, where creativity flourishes and inspiration abounds. From vibrant galleries to music lessons and the one and only Val’s Halla record store, our community is home to a diverse array of businesses that celebrate the transformative power of art, music, and culture.

Art, Music and Culture

Actors Garden

Where theatre and fun grow hand in hand, A theatre school and summer camp with the mission to teach love and respect for the arts, other artists, and theatre.

Dancing Krow Studio

Karen Schuman and 20 additional local artists bring meaningful art exhibits together in a casual setting for all audiences to enjoy.

Expressions Studio

A fine art print studio and gallery that offers affordable education in printmaking through personalized teaching and a supportive community.

Fifty-First Street Studio

 A shop and ceramics studio  for people interested in fostering a creative lifestyle with workshops + art supplies + handmade goods.

L’Institut français d’Oak Park

French school offering all levels of French classes to adults plus French and Francophone literature, culture courses and  Conversation Café. 

Oak Park String Academy

Music School providing students with solid technical and musical foundations while nurturing self-discipline, critical thinking, and character skills.

Problem Solvers STEM

Empowers elementary aged students in under-resourced communities to become confident critical thinkers by making STEM education more accessible.

Slowfire Arts Foundation

Non-profit arts education service that offers painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, fibers, and digital arts for children, adults, and seniors.

The Art of Stephen Smith

SMS Studio features the art of Stephen Smith.  Stephen is an active member and instructor in the Oak Park Arts District and the Oak Park Art League.

The Art of Steve Fisher

Art Studio of Steve Fisher Arts. Steve Fisher is an active member of the Oak Park artist community and the Oak Park Arts District from his working studio.

Val’s Halla Records

A collector’s paradise since 1972. Long-standing fixture known for new & used vinyl, cassettes & CDs, plus in-store performances.

The Village Church of Oak Park

Village Church helps people take their next step in a relationship with Jesus. All are welcome to join for in-person and online worship along with Children Ministry.  

Whatever Comes to Mind Studio

Art Studio of Tia Etu, a graduate of the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. ​Tia creates Paintings , Drawings, Sculptures, Murals, Jewelry and puppets.

Works of Art in the District

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Art & Wine Walk

Art & Wine Walk

It’s time for a little Sippin’ & Shoppin’ in the Oak Park Arts District!  Come to our first annual Art & Wine Walk! on Saturday, Dec 16 from 3-7pm.  It’s the perfect time to treat yourself to some wonderful wines, magnificent art, delicious hors d'oeuvres and...

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