Location: On Chicago Ave from Milwaukee to Western.
Check in: 1850 W Chicago Ave (Empty lot next to Tecalitlan) to pickup official West Town Art Walk pin and map.
Parking: $5 parking in Empty lot at 1850 W. Chicago Ave.
Cost: Free (no donation request)
Hours: Friday, 5 pm to 8 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm
West Town’s thriving art scene takes over the neighborhood on Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th for the 4th annual West Town Art Walk. Presented by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, Dovetail and Seek Vintage, this eclectic fest mimes the creative talents of Chicagoans and celebrates West Town’s diverse business community.
“Our mission is to showcase West Town as a rich, cultural hub that has a lot to offer business owners, residents and visitors,” said West Town Chamber of Commerce director Kara Salgado.
Throughout Friday and Saturday, attendees can stroll up and down Chicago Avenue, mingle with local business owners, and enjoy art in all forms: visual, performance, culinary, music, and fashion. The free-to-the-public Art Walk features everything from artistic spins on classic cocktails to full blown pop-up-galleries and takes place within dozens of West Town storefronts, everything from restaurants to boutiques. Many of the participating venues also run their own exclusive promotions and sales during this time.
An official West Town Art Walk touring map will be distributed on-site. Other activities include: complimentary rickshaws for transporting guests throughout the event and after parties at many participating businesses on Friday, Oct 3rd until at least 10pm.
The Participating Venues, Addresses & Artists or Specials:
Ad Hoc 1948 W Chicago Ave TBA
Alcala’s Boutique 1739 W Chicago Ave TBA
Asado Coffee Roasters 1651 W Chicago Ave 25% off coffee & espresso drinks
Awake Café 1357 W Chicago Ave 25% Mocha latte & hot chocolate. Sandwich, side & drink combo for $6.95
Beauty Bar 1444 W Chicago Ave No cover before 10pm & discounted signature cocktail
Bow & Stern Oyster Bar 1371 W Chicago Ave Signature Cocktail: Vander-Slicin’ It Up” $6.00
Broken Art Restoration 1841 W Chicago Ave William & Michelle Marhoefer, Sclupture & Paintings
Chicago Avenue Salon 1941 W Chicago Ave Megan Kind, Paintings & Bella Vintaj, Jewerly
Dovetail 1452 W Chicago Ave Leah Ball, Jewerly & Ceramics
Epic Spices 1725 W Chicago Ave TBA
Five Star Bar 1424 W Chicago Ave Signature Cocktail offered
Flo Café & Bar 1434 W Chicago Ave Christina Silvestri, Paintings
Green Zebra 1460 W Chicago Ave Trio of Roses tasting $10
High Dive 1938 W Chicago Ave Ali Manesh, Projection Mapped Animations
Inside Home 1942 W Chicago Ave Kimberly Creswell, Paintings
Intuit Art Center 756 N Milwaukee Ave Art Exhibit by Found Magazine, Collage & Multiple Artists, Paintings & Sculpture
Krispy Fringe Vintage 2130 W Chicago Ave Sara Engimann, Photography
Le Thrift 1821 W Chicago Ave Christine Sanderson, Paintings, Jorie Gillis & Valerie Hahan, Paintings & Photography
Noble Grape 802 N Wine Tasting
Paperish Mess 1955 W Chicago Ave Jonah Ortiz, Mixed Media Installations
Pie Eyed Pizzeria 1111 W Chicago Ave
Seek Vintage 1432 W Chicago Ave Marisa Klug-Morataya, Photography & Yasmin Panjwani, Graphic Artist
Shaman by Chilam Balam 1438 W Chicago Ave Beef brisket tamal w/ pecan mole & free glass of virgin sangria $9.95 per tamale
Sprout Home 745 W Damen Ave “Living on the Foil-edge”
Study Hall 2016 W Chicago Ave TBA
Tarnish 2024 W Chicago Ave Cormac Kehoe, Photography
The Chicago Academy for the Arts 1010 W Chicago Ave Multiple Artists, Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture
Treva Gallery 1659 W Chicago Ave Danielle Monet Morse, Paintings
Ugly Mug Café 1458 W Chicago Ave
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art 2320 W Chicago Ave Art Museum: Multiple artists
Unite Urban Grill 1450 W Chicago Ave Allison Evans, Photography / Signature Cocktail: “Chicago Ave” $10.00
Urban Source 1429 W Chicago Ave April Noga, Textile design
The Fine Print
West Town Art Walk is part of Chicago Artists Month 2014, the 19th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.