West Town First Fridays
To ensure the organic growth of West Town as Chicago’s emergent gallery district and further unite the neighborhood as a cultural destination, please join us in participating in West Town First Fridays from 6-8PM on the first Friday of every month.
Public Art Program
Our Public Art Program values cultural diversity and takes art out of designated space and places it in the public context to create full accessibility. Through highlighting local, emerging, and established artists; our purpose is to culturally invigorate our vibrant community by enriching the neighborhood with pieces of public art, which will help to stimulate the local economy and establish West Town as a unique cultural destination.
The West Town Chamber of Commerce created the West Town Pop Up Project as a commercial development asset. The goal is to recruit new businesses to the West Town area by offering short term leases to potential small businesses interested in trying out physical retail space and their retail concepts on the Chicago Avenue commercial corridor in a short term “Pop Up”. Since 2021 we've hosted 13 Pop-Up Shops!
SSA Rebates & Grants
The mission of the West Town SSA is to maintain and improve the shopping, dining, and nightlife within the SSA boundary by providing a cleaner, safer, and more attractive commercial environment for consumers, residents, and business owners.
SSA 29 offers grants and rebates for facade improvements, graffiti prevention/removal, public art, and security related measures.