SAVE THE DATE for Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 11am- 4pm! (note: hours vary by business)

Join us in the Oak Park Arts District for our annual WOW! Women Owned Works event. Show your support for all of the unique, women-owned businesses on Harrison Street. Follow #shoponharrisonstreet in your social media. Look for bright yellow decorations inside & outside of participating businesses.

 

For reference the 2023 SPECIALS were:

Bead In Hand: Owner Kim Humphrey will host a show of jewelry handmade by the staff. The design studio will also have a 15% off sale on all yellow glass beads on strands and you receive a grab bag for every $25 or more purchase. Friday March 17, 11a-5p and Saturday March 18, 10a-5p. Bead in Hand is located at 145 Harrison St. https://beadinhand.com/index.html

 

Buzz Café: Special Brunch during the WOW event, March 18th 11a-4p. Homemade Quiche, Soup, Salad and Lemon Shortbread Cookie for $13. 905 S Lombard. https://www.thebuzzcafe.com/

 

Dancing Krow Studio: Stop by and say hello. A few of the women artists will be working in the gallery/studio  and an artist reception on Saturday, March 18 from noon-5pm. Their current exhibit The Road of Flowers and Thorns: Life’s Journey Past is on display through March 28th. Refreshments served. Free gift to visitors. https://www.facebook.com/DancingKrow. Dancing Krow Studio and Gallery is located at 43 Harrison St.

 

 Dima Jewelry Atelier + Boutique. Beautiful, handmade, modern and affordable jewelry. Sample sale and 70% markdown on many pieces. Beside Dima’s creations, the boutique will host Spread the Love body butters and scrubs. Meet and greet with Oak Park Village Trustee candidate Brian Straw, from 12p-2p on March 18. 41 Harrison St. https://www.facebook.com/dimajewels

 

Elevate Creative: Elevate will have their famous deluxe minis with all in-store and online purchases. Shop travel sizes for spring break and fun Easter basket fillers for kids and teens. Open 9am-4pm on Saturday, March 18. Elevate Creative is located at 321 Harrison St. http://www.elevate-oakpark.com/

 

Expressions Studio. On the 3rd Saturday of every month, Expressions Studio opens their doors to the community. Come in on Saturday afternoon to check out the studio, view the gallery, learn about classes, and get to know the printmakers. If you are a member of the studio, come in and use the shop for free! Saturday March 18th, 1-4pm. https://expressions-studio.org/. 29 Harrison.

 

Formoda. Her showroom will showcase jewelry, accessory, fashion and home goods design, as well as small fine art works. 11am-7pm. www.formoda.com. Formoda is located upstairs at 27 Harrison St. #2

 

GRND Coffee House. Join us on March 18 from 11:00am to 5:00pm for a special tasting with GRND Coffee. They’ll work with you to curate a coffee flight to suit your pallet, explore different ways of preparing your coffee, and of course sample several of their favorite flavors. Even better, when you purchase at the event enjoy a 10% discount off all Collection Coffees*. * Black Lion Ethiopian is excluded from the sale. This bean cost has gone through the roof but they’ve kept the price the same. It’s a fan fav. Purchase your tickets today at https://www.grndcoffeehouse.com/events! GRND Coffeehouse is located at 140 Harrison.

 

Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago. Confidence to Change: Silent Meditation Retreat. Saturday, March 18, 2pm – 5pm. $30. Feeling stuck? Challenged by your bad habits? During this silent retreat, learn practical and effective meditations to develop healthy self-confidence, dissolve bad habits, and live with peace and purpose. Suitable for both beginners and seasoned practitioners, each session will include practical instruction and guided meditation. Observe silence during brief breaks to enhance the meditative experience. Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago is located at 13 Harrison St. https://www.meditateinchicago.org

 

Kidcreate Studio – Oak Park. Paw Patrol Weekly Class (18 Months-6 Years). Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM. Ryder says it best, “No job is too big, no pup is too small!” This is your invitation to help us tackle the big job of creating awesome Paw Patrol art! We’ll explore different techniques, styles, and materials to create art inspired by all our favorite rescue pups: Marshall, Chase, Zuma, Skye, and more! Get ready, cause “PAW Patrol is on a roll!”. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. 200 Harrison St. https://kidcreate.com/oak-park/class?aid=4176172

 

L’Institut français d’Oak Park. Get to know l’Institut français d’Oak Park at their Open House on Wednesday, March 15! Drop by 11 Harrison Street any time from 6-8pm to learn more about their programs, determine which class is right for you, and enjoy wine, cheese, and conversation in English and French. There’s no time like spring for rejuvenation and new beginnings – of one’s French language skills! L’Institut français d’Oak Park offers professionally taught French classes for all levels of learners and their Spring 2023 session will run from April 3 through June 9. View course descriptions and meeting times and register for a French class on their website. Act by Sunday, March 19 to receive a $10 discount off any class! Questions? Please visit https://www.frenchinstitute.net/spring-2023-april-3-june-9 or contact Stacy Fifer at stacy.fifer@frenchinstitute.net.

 

Purple Sun Arts: Celebrating WOW! with spring themed bracelets for sale. Yellow themed artwork and jewelry for sale. A new display of face assemblages by artist Matt Spider Schergen. Little paper bird giveaway with purchase. Purple Sun Arts is located at 142 Harrison St. https://www.purplesunarts.com/

 

Studio 144 Boutique. Bra Fitting and Styling Event. Open 11a-5p. Bra fitting from 12-3p. https://www.facebook.com/studio144boutique. 144 Harrison.

 

The Happy Apple Pie Shop. Special St. Patrick’s Day and WOW! pies while supplies last.
Brown Sugar with Betty Plum Toffee bits
Canadian Brown Sugar
Signature Apple
Apple Crumble
Chocolate Chess
Guinness Stout Chocolate Cream
Atlantic Beach Lime
Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potato Pot Pie
Corned Beef, Sauerkraut and Swiss Pasties.
Also A slice or two mini pies with a beverage is $6.50. Happy Apple Pie Shop is open 11:30 to 5pm Saturday, March 18.
http://happyapplepie.com/. The Happy Apple Pie Shop is located at 226 Harrison.

 

Val’s halla Records. Val’s is THRILLED to welcome Cheryl Lynn Tomblin to the Val’s stage.  Cheryl will be performing songs from some of her favorite female artists starting at 2pm.  They will also have discounts on music from some of their favorite female artists.

 

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