West Town Art Walk to Canvas Chicago Avenue 10.3-10.4

West Town Art Walk

West Town Art Walk

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)
Website: westtownartwalk.com
Facebook: facebook.com/west.town.art.walk
Phone: 312-850-9390
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.

West Town Art Walk

West Town Art Walk

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.

Do Division Street

2014 Chicago Festivals

Do Division Street

photo: Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale events courtesy of REP3

Fest Season is in full swing! Check out our list of 2014 Chicago Festivals. More details and fests added weekly. 


  • Maifest, May 29-June 1, Lincoln Square at Lincoln Ave. and Leland Ave.
  • Festival del Taco,  May 30 – June 1, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)
  • Do Division, Division Street festival, May 30 – June 1, 2014
  • New Orleans festival, May 31-June 1, West Lakeview at Lincoln Ave. and Addison
  • Lincoln Park Greek Fest, .June 6-8
  • Chicago Food Truck Fest, June 7, outside U.S. Cellular Field
  • Bacon Chase  June 7, Montrose Beach
  • Ravinia Festival, June 5 through September 14, Highland Park
  • Ribfest Chicago, June 6-8, Lincoln/Irving Park/Damen
  • Andersonville Midsommarfest, June 6-8, Andersonville
  • Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, June 7-8, Lakeview, Sheffield/Belmont
  • 57th Street Art Fair: June 7-8, Hyde Park
  • Printers Row Lit Fest, June 7, 8, Printers Row neighborhood, Dearborn and Polk Streets
  • Grant Park Music Festival, June 11 – August 16
  • Spring Awakening, June 13-15, Soldier Field
  • Old Town Art Fair, June 14, 15, Old Town
  • Wells Street Art Festival, June 14, 15, Wells Street, between North Avenue and Division Street
  • Fiestas Puertorriqueñas and Puerto Rican Parade, June 12-15, Humboldt Park, Division Street
  • Taste of Randolph Street, June 13-15
  • Chicago Blues Fest, June 13-15, Grant Park, Millennium Park
  • 6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 14-15, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)
  • Long Grove Strawberry Festival, June 20-22, downtown Long Grove
  • Renegade Craft Art Fair, Mini Market June 21-22
  • Gold Coast Art Festival, June 21, 22, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive
  • Pride Fest, June 21, 22, Halsted and Waveland
  • Wicker Park’s Green Music Fest, June 21, 22, Damen between North and Schiller
  • Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest , June 27-29
  • World’s Largest Block Party, June 27, 28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams
  • Gospel Music Festival, June 27-29, Ellis Park in Bronzeville
  • Chive Fest June 28, Soldier Field, Stadium Green South
  • 2014 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy, June 28, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th Street
  • Chicago Summerfest (formerly Chicago Country Fest), June 28, 29, Clark Street and Armitage
  • Randolph Street Market Festival, June 28, 29, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
  • Pride Parade, June 29, North Broadway, Boystown
Randolph Street Market (Poor Girl's Guide Chicago)

Randolph Street Market (Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)


  • International Festival of Life: July 3-6, Union Park
  • Chosen Few Picnic, July 3-6, in Jackson Park, 63rd and Hayes Drive
  • Fourth of July Fireworks, July 4, Navy Pier, 9:30 p.m.
  • Wavefront Music Festival, July 4-6, Montrose Beach
  • Summer on Southport, July 12, 13, Southport and Waveland
  • Windy City RibFest: July 4-6, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway
  • Taste of Lakeview, July 5, 6, Lincoln at Belmont
  • Rock Around the Block, July 5, 6, Belmont and Lincoln Avenue
  • Taste of Chicago, July 9-13, Grant Park
  • Windy City Smokeout, July 11-13, River North, Hubbard and Rush Streets
  • Michigan Avenue Art Festival, July 11-13, Pioneer Court
  • Square Roots Music Festival, July 11-13, Lincoln Square
  • Irish American Heritage Festival: July 11-13, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox
  • West Fest: July 12,13, West Town, Chicago Ave. from Damen to Wood
  • Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 12,13, Belmont and Damen
  • Pitchfork Music Festival: July 18-20, Union Park
  • BenFest 2014, July 18-20, St. Benedict’s
  • Chinatown Summer Fair, July 20, Wentworth Ave from Cermak Road to 24th Place
  • Taste of River North: July 18-20, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street
  • Celebrate Clark Street Festival, Saturday, July 19, 20, between Morse and Estes Avenue
  • Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 19,-20, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster
  • North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 20, starts Latin School, 45 W. North
  • Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival, July 25-27, Jefferson Park, Lawrence and Long Avenues
  • Wicker Park Fest, July 26 – 27, Milwaukee and North
  • Taste of Lincoln Avenue, July 26 – 27, N. Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton & Wrightwood
  • Randolph Street Market Festival, July 26, 27, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
  • Wicker Park Fest, July 26-27, Milwaukee Avenue Between North Avenue and Paulina Street
  • Taste of Lincoln Avenue: July 26, 27, Lincoln Park, Fullerton and Wrightwood
  • Fiesta del Sol: July 31-August 3, Pilsen on Cermak between Morgan and Ashland
Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival


  • Fiesta del Sol: July 31-August 3, Pilsen on Cermak between Morgan and Ashland
  • Lollapalooza, August 1-3, Grant Park
  • Edge Fest: August 2, 3, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.
  • Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 2, 3, School Street and Seminary Avenue
  • Taste of Latin America, August 2 – 3, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage
  • Ginza Holiday, August 8-10, Midwest Buddhist Temple, Old Town
  • Northalsted Market Days, August 9, 10, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue
  • Retro on Roscoe, August 9, 10, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street
  • Festa Italiana, August 14-August 17, Little Italy, Taylor St.
  • Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest: August 15-17, Rogers Park
  • Edison Park Fest, August 15-17, Chicago’s northwest side, Oshkosh and Olmsted
  • Chicago Westside Music Festival – August 16, Garfield Park
  • Chicago Air & Water Show, August 16, 17 (rehearsal August 15) North Avenue Beach
  • Albany Park World Fest (New) August 16 – 17, Lawrence & Kimball
  • Chicago Dancing Festival, August 20 – 23, various locations
  • Clark After Dark, August 21, Clark and Hubbard Streets
  • The Boulevard, August 22-24, Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue
  • The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, August 21-September 1, North Michigan Avenue
  • Chicago Fashion Fest, Saturday, August 23-24, Division St. from Wolcott to Paulina
  • Bash On Wabash, August 23-24, Wabash Avenue between 13th and 14th Place
  • Taste of Greektown, August 23 – 24, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren
  • Chicago New Orleans Fest,  August 23 – 24, Sheffield and Wellington
  • Chicago Food Social, August 23 – 24, Kendall College (parking lot), 900 Branch Street
  • Chicago Fashion fest, August 23 – 24, Division Street from Wolcott to Paulina
  • Bucktown Arts Festival, August 23 – 24, Bucktown
  • Ukrainian Days Festival, August 23, 24, Smith Park at Grand/Campbell
  • Chicago Fringe Festival, August 28 – September 7, Jefferson Park
  • Chicago Jazz Festival, August 28 – 31, Grant Park
  • African Festival of the Arts, August 29 – September 1
  • North Coast Music Festival, August 29 – 31, Union Park
  • Taste of Polonia, August 29 to September 1, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
  • Remix Chicago: Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair, August 30 – 31, Milwaukee Avenue between Fullerton and California Avenues
  • Randolph Street Market Festival, August 30 – 31, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
  • 65th Annual Greek Festival St., August, TBD, Demetrios Church



  • Taste of Polonia, August 29 to September 1, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
  • German American Fest, September 5-7, Lincoln and Leland Avenues
  • Roscoe Village Oyster Fest, September 6, Damen Avenue & Roscoe St.
  • Fulton Fest, September 12,13, Fulton Avenue between Damen and Hoyne
  • Festival de la Villita, September 12-14, 26th Street and Kostner Avenue
  • Riot Fest, September 12-14, Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento Avenue
  • Crush in Old Town (previously Wells Street Fall Festival), September 13 – 14, Wells and North
  • Design Harvest, September 20-21, Grand Ave between Damen & Wood
  • Andersonville City Made Fest, September 20, 21, Clark and Argyle
  • Oktoberfest Chicago, September 26-28, Southport and Lincoln Avenue (a complete list of Oktoberfest happenings will appear in a separate post in early September).
  • Chicago Gourmet, September 26 – 28, Harris Theatre and Millennium Park
  • Hyde Park Jazz Festival, September 27 – 28, Hyde Park, various locations
  • Randolph Street Market Festival, September 27, 28, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden


Do Division Street

Division Street 2014 Fest Calendar

Do Division Street

photo: Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale events courtesy of REP3


Dates: May 30 – June 1  

Location: Division St from Ashland to Leavitt

Cost: $5 donation

Hours: Fri, 5 pm to 10 pm; Sat & Sun, noon to 10 pm

Website: www.do-divisionstreetfest.com

Kicking off the 2014 fest season is the annual Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale.  This signature Chicago street fest pits great shopping, live music and family entertainment together under the summer sun.  Spanning a lengthy 10-city blocks, this year’s bash features the Family Fun Fest, a Do-Fashion section, a multi-block sidewalk sale, and great food, crafts and artisans – highlighted by some of the best live music of fest season (band lineups TBA).  Music critics and fans alike typically rate the lineup among the best of the music fest season – and at only a fraction of the price ($5) compared to the other top guns.  The bottom line: Do-Division Street Fest gives the estimated 70,000-plus attendees each year a taste of what makes West Division (aka, “Do-Division”) one of the hottest destination corridors in Chicago!


Dates: June 21 – 22   

Location: Damen Ave b/w North and Schiller

Cost: $5 Donation

Hours: Noon to 10 pm both days

Website: www.greenmusicfestchicago.com

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