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West Town
Art Walk
 October 4-6, 2024

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Produced by Fine Times

Director: Parker Nyquist (@parkernyquist)

DP: Chris Owsiany (@skoach_)

 

Established in 2011, the West Town Art Walk celebrates the diverse community of businesses in West Town while highlighting Chicago artists. The mission is to showcase West Town as a rich cultural hub that has much to offer residents, visitors, and business owners alike. Over the years West Town has become known as a thriving arts district with many galleries and home and garden design retailers.

Art Through Every Door.

Local businesses host artists and offer specials, West Town galleries and home and garden retailers participate, and the event features self-guided West Town public art walking tours. The West Town Art Walk celebrates art in all forms.

Address

West Town

Start your walk at any participating location!

Save the Date 2024

Friday ,October 4

Saturday, October 5

Sunday, October 6

Sign Up

The WTAW is a WTCC Member-led event, and participation for Members is free. Learn more about Membership here. Signup to participate here. The initial signup deadline is June 7. 

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2023 Locations

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery*

Mohop

Moniuqe Meloche Gallery*

Oggi Trattoria

One Strange Bird

PATRON*

Paulo Gelato & Chocolate

The Brie Show at Petals & Jackets

Povos Chicago*

Maretti Art at Rhine Hall Distillery

Roots Pizza

SUGOi Sweets

Tarnish

The Center of Order and Experimentation*

The Chicago Fine Art Salon

The Martin

The Stoop

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Urban Source*

Vertical Gallery

Volume Gallery*

Western Exhibitions*

West Town Chamber of Commerce

All locations have West Town Art Walk Programs, and galleries will also have West Town Arts Guides. Looking for an Art Walk button or a keepsake poster featuring original art by Brianna Hines aka The Brie Show? Visit a headquarters location:

  • West Town Chamber of Commerce - 1819 W Chicago Ave.

  • Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar - 2700 W Chicago Ave.

  • Petals & Jackets - 1105 N Ashland Ave.

  • Rhine Hall Distillery - 2010 W Fulton St.

*Due to the increased number of participants involved in this year's WTAW, we highly recommend confirming hours individually with locations you know you want to visit and planning your itinerary accordingly! Several galleries will be closed early on Friday.* 

For more information, click on each business to view their Programming, Specials, or Events.
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Thank you to Division Chiropractic & Creative Coworking, Local Sponsoring Members of the 2023 West Town Art Walk

Special Events

Friday, September 29

5PM - 8PM: ARC 50th Anniversary Exhibition 
Opening Reception

5PM - 8PM: chicago truborn Opening Reception
   for Karl Jahnke

5PM - 8PM: Egun Collective's Garden Party at
   The Center of Order and Experimentation

5PM - 8PM: Open Mic with Bentley92o at Kizmah

5PM - 8PM: VIBE, a vintage collective at LivingRoom Realty

5PM - 8PM: Urban Source Makers Market feat. Chicago-based makers & creatives

5PM - 10PM: Art Walk Opening Party at Dovetail

5PM - 10PM: Party and Artist Reception, with Live
   Street Performance (7PM - 10PM) at Tarnish

Saturday, September 30

12PM - 8PM: VIBE, a vintage collective at LivingRoom Realty

12PM-5PM: Urban Source Makers Market feat. Chicago-based makers & creatives

1PM: "People of West Town" Photo Project by JP Calubaquib at the Chicago Public Library West Town Branch

1PM - 8PM: Live Art with Jenn Weiskopf at
   Kizmah

1PM - 8PM: Live Art with Kolormore at Barcocina

2PM - 6PM: Live Art with The Brie Show at Petals
   & Jackets

5PM - 8PM: Director's Party at Chicago Artists
   Coalition

Chicago & Lessing Viaduct Murals

Mural Painting Friday and Saturday by Jasmina Cazacu

Restaurant & Retail Promotions

Barcocina: 20% off Signature Frozen Cocktails on
   the Patio

Dovetail: 10-30% Off Regularly Priced Vintage

Fatpour Tap Works-Wicker Park: Receive a 10%
   Neighborhood Discount off Entire Bill with
   Proof of Purchase from the Art Walk

Frontier Chicago: Discounted Drink Specials

Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar: Signature
   Cocktails & Special Menu

Oggi Trattoria: $7 select glasses of red & white wine(s) + Melon & Prosciutto WTAW Snack Special for $14 

One Strange Bird: 20% Off Kipepeo Jewelry

Paulo Gelato and Chocolate: 10% Off

Petals & Jackets: 10% Off In-Store Purchases
   (starting at 5PM Friday and Saturday)

Rhine Hall Distillery: Signature Cocktail

Roots Pizza: 20% Off

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FAQ's

Q: Where do I start?

A: Attendees can start their Art Walk journey at any of the participating businesses, and all will have West Town Gallery Guides and Art Walk Programs. If you're looking for an Art Walk button or poster, stop by one of the four event Headquarters. There is no cost to attend the Art Walk.

Q: What's the best way to get around while exploring?

A: There will be three FREE pedicabs circulating the neighborhood during all Art Walk hours. Flag one down for a lift between locations and corridors. The bus is a great option on Chicago Ave., Grand Ave., and Ashland Ave.

Q: Are dogs allowed?

A: Well behaved dogs are allowed in some businesses! Check each business's information in the Map to see if it's dog friendly.

Q: How long has the West Town Art Walk been going on?

A: Thirteen years! The WTAW was established in 2011 by two local small business owners, Jule Ghatan (Dovetail) and Chris Hunt (Seek Vintage).

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