Events

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 two Third Friday Gallery Walks will be part of our Holiday Lights Season. Join us on November 21st and December 19th for the festivities.  Here are some of the special events for the Holiday Lights Kick Off on November 21:

Vajrayana Kadampa Buddhist Center: Hosts an Open House .  Please stop by for a tour. Fifteen-minute guided meditations starting at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30, led by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dorje, Buddhist monk.  Opportunity to ask questions about Buddhism, light refreshments, bookstore. 6-9pm,  13 Harrison 

Harrison Works: “Original Cigar Box Ukuleles” by Larry Vitalo, 6-10pm, 17 Harrison

Expression Graphics: Hosts an exhibit of hand printed greeting cards, textiles, handmade ornaments and jewelry, 6-9pm, 29 Harrison

Dancing Krow Studio: seasonal exhibit “Stockings and Stuffers,” 6-10pm, 41 -43 Harrison

Art Project Gallery:   Olivera Pudar and Marc Servin present their paintings and drawings. The gallery is known for its high standards and quality, and features cutting-edge figurative art. Come by and enjoy the work, and a glass of wine! 6-10pm, 140 Harrison

Bead in Hand: $5 Drop-In Workshop, Snowflake Ornament, 6-9pm, 145 Harrison

Gallery PINK: “dark pleasures,” 6-9pm, 149 Harrison

Buzz Café: Burgers, Beers & Bands featuring Roger Kotecki, 5-9pm, 905 S. Lombard

Open Door Theater: “Roxy Bellows…The Return of Roxy,” 8pm, 902 S. Ridgeland