West Town Art Walk
West Town Art Walk 2020
September 25th-October 3rd
Self Guided Public Art Tours
By Reservation Shopping & Dining
Art Featured within Small Businesses
Virtual Art and Design Programming
The West Town Chamber of Commerce is bringing the 2020 West Town Art Walk to consumers as a "hybrid" event this Fall with in-person and virtual experiences: September 25th through October 3rd.
Ten days of art openings and happenings, self guided public art tours, local business specials;
plus a Virtual Art Walk schedule with streamed live art making, online art and design talks, and more.
The West Town Art Walk is an annual weekend event celebrating art in all forms within shops along Chicago Avenue (between Milwaukee Ave and Western Ave) in West Town Chicago. This year the Art Walk will take place over ten days and expand to include small businesses located throughout West Town (from Hubbard St. to Division St., Halsted St. to Kedzie Ave.). The 2020 hybrid event will have "in real life" exploring and shopping opportunities with social distancing and safety in mind, plus many new virtual elements to experience.
Admission is free.
Established in 2011, the West Town Art Walk is organized by the West Town Chamber of Commerce and a committee of West Town business owners to celebrate 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.
The West Town SSA Public Arts Initiative 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; the goal 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 Art Walk features a self guided tour with map of the public art in West Town to discover.
Public Art Map Coming Soon.
Local West Town Chamber member businesses are encouraged to participate.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Artists interested in the Public Art grants available through the West Town SSA please click here for more information.
For West Town Art Walk sponsorship opportunities please contact email@example.com.
Where does the Art Walk start?
West Town Art Walk maps are typically available at any participating business. There is also usually a headquarters location with maps and information. However, in 2020 there will be no "headquarters" and the maps and schedule will be available strictly digitally. The 2020 event is taking place over ten days and will feature multiple business locations and virtual elements TBA.
Is there parking?
There is no street closure for West Town Art Walk and plenty of street parking. There are no designated parking areas.
Is there a cost for attendance or suggested donation?
No. Attendance is free.
Can I bring my dog?
Certain businesses are dog friendly! Some businesses are not.
Pet friendly details will be on the map.
More questions? Please contact the West Town Chamber of Commerce. 312-850-9390 firstname.lastname@example.org.