West Town Art Walk
2020 Dates: September 11th through the 26th.
Three weeks 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 talks, and more.
The West Town Art Walk is an annual weekend event celebrating art in all forms—visual, musical, culinary, and otherwise—within shops along Chicago Avenue (between Milwaukee Ave and Western Ave). This year the Art Walk will span three weeks and expand to include small businesses located throughout West Town (from Hubbard St. to Division St., Halsted St. to Kedzie Ave.). The 2020 event will have "in real life" shopping and dining 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 an annual event organized by the West Town Chamber of Commerce and West Town business owners to celebrate our diverse community of businesses while highlighting Chicago artists. Our mission is to showcase West Town as a rich cultural hub that has much to offer residents, visitors, and business owners alike.
West Town’s diverse businesses are invited to join the Art Walk and help the West Town Chamber of Commerce showcase all that our neighborhood has to offer.
2020 West Town Art Walk Participants are TBA.
Email the chamber if you are interested in participating:
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 to get involved.
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 three weeks 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.