Enhance your Mental Health and Well-Being in the Arts District

Enhance your Mental Health and Well-Being in the Arts District

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and many of the local shops and businesses within the Arts District offer services for enhancing mental health and whole body, mind, and spiritual wellness.

From therapy and counseling to studios specializing in Reiki, meditation, dance, and language learning, along with unique gyms focused on holistic health rather than just toning—many of the businesses here are united by a vision to help individuals achieve wellness.

Check out many of the local businesses in the Arts District to enhance your Mental Health and Well-Being.

Natalie Walsh

Natalie Walks guides clients to identify and release what’s no longer serving them in order to move forward to live a life filled with passion and purpose, shining their inner light on their own life as well as those around them!

Tip from Natalie Walsh: Through our lives we take on the weight of grief, limiting beliefs, physical, mental, and energetic blocks from traumas, past “versions” of ourselves which we become attached to, even when that version is no longer feeling good or bringing us joy! I help clients to clear that and welcome new abundant energy into their bodies, their energy, their homes, their work, and their relationships so they can live the beautiful, purposeful, peaceful life they were put on earth to live! Learn more about Natalie Walsh.

Mosaic Counseling & Wellness

Mosaic believes that there is room for growth in all of our lives. They understand that the fit between therapist and client is essential to success as healing occurs within relationships. They practice from an insight-oriented, collaborative, and individualized approach to meet the unique needs of clients. They offer services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Mosaic therapists work with clients to co-create an empathic and accepting space where they can feel safe while also feeling challenged to work towards change.

Tip from Mosaic: Take a moment for yourself today with the gentle art of journaling. Amidst life’s hustle, it’s important to pause, breathe, and reconnect with your inner world. Carve out some quiet time, grab your favorite notebook, and let your thoughts flow freely onto the page. Nurture your mind, one entry at a time. Learn more about Mosaic.

Purple Sun Arts

“Raise Your Vibration” is the theme at Purple Sun Arts. Visit the shop to see a delightful collection of Cicada inspired paintings, artwork, and jewelry that will inspire and help you raise your vibration. The shop offers an immersive arts experience for those who seek purpose and meaning.

Tip from Purple Sun: Try out Cosmic Smashbooking™ and Cosmic Coaching™ with Dr. Ann Viernes, founder of Purple Sun Arts. Her workshops and transformational life coaching sessions helps clients create more purpose and meaning in their lives.

Fifty First Street Studio

Fifty First Street is a shop and studio for people interested in fostering a creative lifestyle. The studio offers workshops for all ages to learn new visual art skills, find connection with themselves and others, and expand the boundaries of their own creativity.

Tip from Cassie, owner of Fifty First Street: Pop in and check out the ceramics + goods in the store. She encourages you to them in your hands and feel the weight of each piece. These items are meant to be used and loved. Consider a workshop to expand the boundaries of your own creativity! Learn more about Fifty First Street.

Learn More about Health and Wellness in the Arts District


WOW! Celebrating Women-Owned Works for Women’s History Month

WOW! Celebrating Women-Owned Works for Women’s History Month

The Arts District was buzzing with YELLOW on Saturday as shoppers visited the many women-owned businesses in celebration of our 7th annual WOW event.

Celebrating Women’s History and Unique Women-Owned Businesses

Each year in March, the Oak Park Arts District celebrates Women’s History Month with their WOW! Women Owned Works event. Gail Coughlin, owner of Elevate Creative (321 Harrison Street) was inspired to start the event in 2017 after the Women’s March.

“I thought it would be a good opportunity to celebrate all the women-owned businesses in the arts district—the most of any business district in Oak Park,” said Gail.  “It was not a happy time and I wanted to bring something positive to the neighborhood.”  Yellow was chosen as the signature color for the event.  “It’s happy and cheerful.  It’s bright and attention-grabbing,” said Gail.

Event Highlights

Below are some highlights from the event that were captured by the Village of Oak Park and PickOakPark.

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 great holiday shopping – all in the historic Oak Park Arts District!  We are thrilled to be partnering with a local gem, Anfora Wine Merchants for this inaugural event.  Support artists and local businesses all while treating yourself to a fun afternoon out.

Tickets are $40 and include a wine glass, complimentary tastings throughout the participating locations, a wine tote, box of water, and a bottle of wine to be picked up later at Anfora Wine Merchants!  There will also be small bites, music, and sales throughout the Oak Park Arts District businesses.  Get your tickets now before this event sells out. Check In for the event will be at Laura Maychruk Real Estate at 911 S Lombard Ave.  

Shopping Local never tasted so good.

Sponsored by Byline Bank

Attendee Event Terms & Policies:

  • All ticket-holders must be of legal drinking age (21+). ID’s will be checked at check-in.
  • There are no refunds or credits.
  • This event takes place rain or shine.
  • All tastings will take place within the businesses on the route. A final route map will be provided at check-in. Businesses listed on the route are subject to change.
  • Servers will not serve anyone who appears intoxicated. Participants must empty their glasses before exiting each establishment. Each stop should provide a container for you to dispose of any samples that you do not want to finish. Open container laws strictly prohibit consumption of alcohol outside of our designated participating locations. You are liable for any punishment or fines should you fail to adhere with the law.
  • By buying tickets you acknowledge compliance with these terms.