District Wide Events


Third Friday Gallery Walk

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 that happened at July’s walk:

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 has some fun new jewelry to show you.  Stop in and try it on!

Expression Graphics, 29 Harrison Street

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

The artist collective presents “Dog Days,” art exploring our relationships to our pets.  Bring your stories!  6 – 10pm

Flavor City Studios, 45 Harrison Street

Eastgate Cafe & Gift Shop, 102 Harrison Street

Enjoy dinner and the music of Linda Solitaire, show starts at 7pm.

Creative Changes Studio, 140 Harrison Street

Creative Changes is hosting a very special event.  The Digital Photography Art Camp will present its own exhibit which was shot and curated during the camp. Please stop by for refreshments and to see some amazing work created by 10 to 13-year-old students. You will be wonderfully surprised by the quality of their portfolios. 6-9 pm.

Bead in Hand, 145 Harrison Street

Bead in Hand, a full-service jewelry design shop, will have a $10 plus materials workshop entitled “Going Full Tilt:  Working with Asymmetrical Designs.”  For more information on this easy and stylish bracelet and to register in advance click:  Tilt

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 blues musician Mike Felton performing from 6-8pm.  To make reservations phone:  708-660-0894

Yoga Trek, 911 S. Lombard Street

Join the studio for their first Arts Market!

Trattoria 225, 225 Harrison Street

Enjoy an evening meal and drinks al fresco.

Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison Street

Val’s Halla, 239 Harrison Street