Art happens every day in Oak Park’s Art District. From random artwork along the sidewalks to our special events, you can lose yourself in the art on Harrison Street. Our events are popular fun for the whole family.

Third Friday Gallery Walk

The Oak Park Arts District galleries, co-operatives, studios and social clubs are open for special events from 6 – 10 pm on the Third Friday of the month. Exhibitions often revolve around a theme chosen by individual gallery owners or members. Enjoy live music and libations or get your creative juices flowing with an evening workshop. Several of our unique shops and boutiques keep late hours and host creative events on Third Friday evenings as well. Participating studios include Whatever Comes to Mind Studio, Expressions Graphics, Dancing Krow Studio and Social Club, Gallery PINK and Buzz Cafe. Dancing Krow Studio stages a Third Saturday event. Subscribe to our newsletter for Third Friday details.

What’s Blooming on Harrison Street

This family-oriented May event has highlighted the District since 1999. What’s Blooming has artist demonstrations, live music, dance performances and an art fair featuring select guest artists and local crafts people. In 2020, What’s Blooming will be held on Saturday, May 16th. What’s Blooming takes over Harrison Street, from Cuyler Avenue to Humphrey, with the art fair and other Family Fun Activities including a children’s carnival, live music, dance, craft demonstrations and hands-on workshops. The festival will begin at 11 am with the art fair running until 7 pm. Music continues at the Taylor Avenue Beer Garden and Main Stage until 9 pm.

What’s Blooming on Harrison

Holiday Lights

Give the gift of happiness every holiday season. Indulge in the Artistic in the Oak Park Arts District. The annual Holiday Lights celebration kicks off on the Third Friday in November with special seasonal events within the studios, shops, galleries and eateries continuing through December. Shop Artfully, Shop Locally… all winter long! Subscribe to our newsletter for Holiday Lights details.

Event Information

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22novallday01janalldayHoliday Lightsin the Oak Park Arts District

07dec1:00 pm4:00 pmHoliday BoutiqueAt Expressions Graphics

07dec1:00 pm4:00 pmHoliday ExtravaganzasAt Bead in Hand

07dec3:00 pm4:00 pmMindful Moms & Kids YogaAt Heartgarden and Musikgarten

07dec3:00 pm2019 Community Benefit Concert for A House in Austinby the Oak Park String Academy

07dec5:00 pm9:00 pmBurgers, Beers and BandsAt Buzz Cafe

07dec8:00 pmRoxy ReturnsAt Open Door Theater

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