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 for the wine tastings are SOLD OUT, but you are still invited to stroll along Harrison and enjoy the Art Walk and independent businesses.

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 clicking below to buy your ticket you acknowledge compliance with these terms.

 

COME SEE OUR ARTISTS!

BUZZ CAFÉ | KRIBI COFFEE (905 S Lombard)

Along with all of the amazing local art you normally see at Buzz Cafe / Kribi Coffee, artist Ann Primack will be featuring ceramic items.

MORA Oak Park (210 Harrison St)

Artists Cynthia J. Lee and Pam Peterson will feature works including abstract paintings in oil and cold wax, mixed media along with prints and cards. Also Melinda VanDril Beer will be featuring fabric art. Beth Gordon will be showcasing printed cards and framed prints.

PUBLICAN QUALITY BREAD (211 Harrison St)

Dave King will be showcasing selections of jewelry, sculpture, and paintings.

MOSAIC COUNSELING & WELLNESS (215 Harrison St)
Mosaic will be hosting a collection of OPAD artists including Stephen Smith, Tia Etu, Dima Ali, and Mike Bochner as well as art therapists Maddie Gerig Shelly and Zak Strine. Also showcasing art by Jen McNulty and Annette Zwierzchowski Donlin.

TRATTORIA 225 (225 Harrison St)

Trattoria 225 will be hosting Ken Reif who turns two dimensional surfaces into compositions that evoke emotion. Come be moved.

NOTE: Trattoria 225 will be open until 6PM for the Art & Wine Walk

VALS HALLA RECORDS (239 Harrison St)

Val’s halla Records welcomes Steve Walters of Screwball Press, a pioneering and influential local institution in the business of screen-printed rock posters and original art for bands and venues.

STEVE FISHER ARTS (301 Harrison St)

Throughout his life, Steve has explored different art forms, primarily painting and printmaking, He is interested in how these different mediums can coalesce into something new. Come to his studio to see this convergence.

HAPPY APPLE PIE SHOP (226 Harrison St)

Happy Apple will be featuring fused glass ornaments and hand-painted cards from OPAD artist Mimi Roberts Comeford.

TACO MUCHO (220 Harrison St)

Taco Mucho welcomes painter, Tom Basset-Dilley. Tom’s work explores our place in nature, seeking the emotional potential of landscape.

PURPLE SUN ARTS (142 Harrison St)

Featuring art from Marty Maehr (painting), David Gilbert (photography), Mathias “Spider” Schergen (assemblage art), Therese Strew (stained glass), Koko (vintage greeting cards), Sandra D (jewelry), and Tobster Glass (blown glass).

EXPRESSIONS STUDIO (29 Harrison St)

Support local artists featuring knitted goods, greeting cards, handmade journals, jewelry, and other amazing affordable artwork.

DANCING KROW (43 Harrison St)

Featuring Karen Schuman, Pete Ariola, Susan Baim, Amani Borah, Cindy Borah, Sandra Cedrins, TigerLily Cross, Maria Gedroc, David Gilbert, Christine Tuleo-Gleason, Brian Horan, Alex Janowski, Gregory Kowalsky, Jessica Kronika, Bruce MacMartin, Roberta Miles, AnneMarie Morgan, Jan Prodehl Bees, Sandra Ragan, Stephen Smith, Deborah Stoklosa, David Wade, and Ami Westrich.

 

EXPLORE THE INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES IN THE OAK PARK ARTS DISTRICT!

907 S Lombard. Slowfire Studios: Holiday Open house from 3-5p. Meet the teachers, see the studio space and have fun. Crafts, treats and face painting. Artwork from Noelle Allen & Brie Maldonado on display. https://www.slowfireceramics.com

911 S Lombard. Local artist Mike Hedges will be displaying several pieces at Laura Maychruk Real Estate 

900 Block of Lombard. Actor’s Garden Carolers will be singing 3:15-4:15p. https://www.theactorsgarden.com/

142 Harrison. Wine cork ornament free with a $25 or more purchase during the Art and Wine Walk Saturday December 16, 3-7 PM. Purple Sun Arts, https://www.purplesunarts.com/

145 Harrison. Snowflake Ornament Drop In make and take at Bead in Hand from 1-4pm, www.beadinhand.com/index.html

144 Harrison. Free gift with $30 purchase Dec 15-17 at Studio 144 Boutique

140 Harrison. Natalie Walsh Design will be selling energy gift bundles with crystals, sage, and candles in the $30-$50 range. https://nataliewalshdesigns.com/. 

321 Harrison. Elevate Creative will be open 3-6p. Offering hand engraving on items purchased in the salon such as candles, flasks, wine glasses and jewelry. Also bonus swag packages for customers. http://www.elevate-oakpark.com/  

201 Harrison. Ngayong Pasko (This Christmas) pop up event! Join Mora Oak Park for a holiday pop with unique gifts and flavors from featured vendors. Saturday, Dec. 16 from 11a-4p. https://moraop.com/. Mora Oak Park

210 Harrison. Holiday Sale! 20% off Storewide *Includes Classes & Gifts* at Dye Hard Yarns. https://dyehardyarns.com/

 

PUBLIC ART IN THE OAK PARK ARTS DISTRICT

Banners created by artists from the area, Chicago, other suburbs and selected by a jury. The banners are installed on light posts along Harrison.

“Rush Hour”, a large mural hanging on the side of the multi-family building on Austin over the Shell station, created in 1997 by artist Jonathan Franklin.

Smaller framed murals on the multi family bldg adjacent to the BP Amoco, artist is Tia Etu’. 

Smaller framed murals hanging on the side of the building on Humphrey and Harrison. Artist is Tia Etu’

“Catch Up”, 3 fiberglass sculptures(human face and caterpillar body) part of the VOP Sculpture Walk on Harrison in 2017. Installed on Harrison at Lyman. Artist is Shencheng Xu.

“Butterfly Chair” chair created out of recycled materials, featured in the VOP Sculpture Walk on south Oak Park Ave in 2018.Installed at Humphrey and Harrison.  Artist is Tia Etu’.

“High Beam” created out of welded aluminum, featured in the VOP Sculpture Walk on Harrison in 2017. Installed at Lombard and Harrison. Artist is Chris Newman.

“Tree of Life” created out of metals, featured in the Downtown Oak Park Sculpture Walk. Installed at Harvey and Harrison. Artist is Luke Russell.

Mural in the alley, painted on the outside wall of Taco Mucho.

Mural on the garage door of Mimi Roberts Comerford’s home, east of Ridgeland on the south side of the street. This was a private commission by Mimi and her husband. Artist is Alex Cruz

There are the artful crosswalks that were installed quite a number of years ago. The Village Manager, Tom Barwin, saw this in a city at some point. Had the process created along Harrison quite a number of years ago. 

Last, are the Oak Park Arts District big signs at Austin, Lombard and Ridgeland. The OPAAC had the signs repaired and repainted last year, Public Works tends to the landscaping and light replacement when needed. Many people consider them to be sculptures although they are signs. This was part of the signage and branding of Harrison St. quite a number of years ago. The VOP hired the Lakota Group for the project. 

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