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.