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 is February 21. Here’s what’s happening!
Harrison Works, 17 Harrison Street
Harrison Works embraces the coldest of seasons in all its frolicking polar bear and winter sports glory. Owner Liz Gaylord was lucky enough to attend the Olympics in Salt Lake City and Lake Placid and will be displaying memorabilia from both games. Come out to view the art and stay to talk Olympics! While not a gold medal, all Pat Williams jewelry will be on sale.
Art Gecko, 21 Harrison Street
Discover one of a kind found object jewelry and art in Lisa Nordstrom’s unique boutique and studio.
The Third Friday Gallery, Dancing Krow Studio, 41 – 43 Harrison Street
Valentine’s may be over but you can still celebrate love (with wine and chocolate) as Dancing Krow Studio and Third Friday Gallery presents Harlequin Romance, The Exhibit. Explore passion and seduction and strike a pose for the cover of a bodice-ripper! Fabio look-a-like provided.
Flavor City Studios, 45 Harrison Street
A working artist studio featuring original works by Mike Bochner & Stephen Smith.
Eastgate Cafe & Gift Shop, 102 Harrison Street
Music and dinner are always on the menu at Eastgate.
Creative Changes Studio, 140 Harrison Street
The Process Painting and Healing Arts Studio often has special events planned to help you become a healthier you.
Bead in Hand, 145 Harrison Street
Bead in Hand, a full-service jewelry design shop, begins its Third Friday Workshop Series with “Multiple Finishes.” Bring a multi-strand project you’ve been working on and the staff will show you the different findings, materials and tools that will help you get the design you’re looking for. To reserve your seat at the back table register HERE. In celebration of African-American History Month, all strands of African beads are 20% off. 6 – 8pm.
Gallery PINK, 149 Harrison Street
At Gallery PINK see “wire string paper earth” by guest artist Linda Robinson Gordon. this wonderful show closes Saturday, February 22nd.
The Buzz Cafe, 905 S. Lombard Street
As part of Oak Park’s first Foodie Fest, Buzz Cafe will offer two different prix fixe tasting menus through March 4th. Dinner is served from 5- 8pm. Mike Felten plays the Blues at 6pm. Reservations are recommended. 708-660-0894.
Yoga Trek, 911 S. Lombard Street
The neighborhood yoga studio often has special events planned.
Trattoria 225, 225 Harrison Street
Delicious food, artwork on the walls and an inviting bar to cozy up to are all on hand at Trattoria 225.
Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison Street
Peek in the window and see who’s dancing at the studio. Maybe you’ll be able to join in!
Val’s Halla, 239 Harrison Street
Go in, listen to music, talk music.