District Wide Events

It’s all happening on Harrison Street!  The Oak Park Arts District galleries are open for special events from 6:00 – 10:00pm every Third Friday of the month.  Enjoy dinner in the district and stroll the galleries taking in the artwork of the gallery owners and their guest artists.

Shop for fine art or one of a kind gifts at Gallery Pink, Flavor City Studios, Dancing Krow Studio, Art Gecko and Harrison Works, all located between Lombard & Austin.  Many of our unique boutiques keep late hours on Third Friday evenings as well.

If you’re looking to create your own work of art, stop in to Bead in Hand or Creative Changes Studio for a scheduled workshop.

For neighborhood ambiance, you can count on the Eastgate Cafe, the Buzz Cafe and Trattoria 225.  Enjoy a drink and live music most Fridays at the Eastgate Cafe and the Buzz Cafe.

Our next Third Friday Gallery Walk is September 19th.  The evening kicks off 2014′s Art on Harrison celebration!  Here is some of what’s in store for you…

Harrison Works, 17 Harrison Street

Harrison Works will have on display, and for sale, cigar box ukuleles built and designed by Larry Vital.  Vital’s special, one of a kind creations will also include 3 and 4 string guitars.  Many of the instruments will be handpainted by Harrison Works owner, Liz Gaylord and Brenda Watkins.  There will be music and refreshments both Friday and Saturday.  The show runs through January 16th, 2015.  For more information contact or call (708) 308-4602.

Art Gecko, 21 Harrison Street


Expression Graphics, 29 Harrison Street


The Third Friday Gallery, Dancing Krow Studio, 41 – 43 Harrison Street

Pinatas.  We’ll have more details later, but pinatas alone sounds like a good time!

Flavor City Studios, 45 Harrison Street


Eastgate Cafe & Gift Shop, 102 Harrison Street


Art Project Gallery, 140 Harrison Street


Creative Changes Studio, 140 Harrison Street


Bead in Hand, 145 Harrison Street

Bead in Hand, a full-service jewelry design shop, invites you to get some hands-on jewelry making experience.  Choose between two different $5 projects on Friday night and Saturday. The staff will show you how to make either a Woven Wire Bead Ring or a Braided Bead Bracelet.  Both projects are suitable for fingers of all ages, although some extra help may be required for those under eight.

Gallery PINK, 149 Harrison Street

On the walls at Gallery PINK, “Photographs by John Padour.”  View the colorful and striking images Padour shot while in Cuba plus a collection of portraits of local business owners in their element.  The show runs until October 12th.

The Buzz Cafe, 905 S. Lombard Street


Yoga Trek, 911 S. Lombard Street


Trattoria 225, 225 Harrison Street


Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison Street


Val’s Halla, 239 Harrison Street