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 August 15th.  Here are some of the fun and exciting events we’ve got in store for you:

Harrison Works, 17 Harrison Street

Harrison Works owner Liz Gaylord will be in the studio to show you works from the current show.

Art Gecko, 21 Harrison Street

Found object artist and owner of Art Gecko, Lisa Nordstom will be customizing charm necklaces for you while you’re in her gallery.  There will be over 100 charms to choose from with some being limited editions.

Expression Graphics, 29 Harrison Street


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

The artist collective presents “Organically Grown.”  Join them for an evening of art and pesticide free, non-GMO vegetables.  6 – 10pm

Flavor City Studios, 45 Harrison Street


Eastgate Cafe & Gift Shop, 102 Harrison Street

Enjoy dinner and the music of Mr. J and Company, show starts at 7pm.

Creative Changes Studio, 140 Harrison Street


Bead in Hand, 145 Harrison Street

Bead in Hand, a full-service jewelry design shop, will have a $10 plus materials workshop featuring an Easy Ball Chain and Cord Bracelet.   For more information on this fun and stylish bracelet and to register in advance click:  Workshop

Gallery PINK, 149 Harrison Street

At Gallery PINK experience “Hot Sensibilities,” a group sculpture show.  3-D 12 sculptors include:  Mimi Peterson, Peter N. Gray, Alan Emerson Hicks, Eric Steele, Shelley Gilchrist, Ruyell Ho, Beth Kamhi, and Michelle Stone.

The Buzz Cafe, 905 S. Lombard Street

Burgers, Beers and Bands!  Enjoy organic burgers and BYOB from 5 – 9pm with Prophets from the Elk performing from 6-8pm.  To make reservations phone:  708-660-0894

Yoga Trek, 911 S. Lombard Street


Trattoria 225, 225 Harrison Street

Enjoy an evening meal and drinks al fresco.

Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison Street


Val’s Halla, 239 Harrison Street