The West Town Art Walk is an annual event celebrating art in all forms—visual, musical, culinary, and otherwise—within shops along Chicago Avenue (between Milwaukee Ave and Western Ave. Check in and get a pin at Head Quarters: Dovetail).
During this Friday & Saturday event, attendees can enjoy visual art, music, and fashion from Chicago artists all showcased within West Town’s shops, businesses, restaurants, and bars. Admission is free.
Established in 2011, the West Town Art Walk is an annual event organized by 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 and business owners alike.
Art That Walks Parade: Saturday, October 3rd from 10 am to 1 pm, the West Town Art Walk and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art will present Art That Walks, a brand new immersive art making and art sharing experience. Intended for families and individuals, Art That Walks aims to transform the neighborhood into a living, walking work of art. Art walkers of all ages are invited to gather at Eckhart Park (1330 W. Chicago Ave.), where they can test their own artistic creativity by making colorful masks and costumes before parading down the West Town Art Walk strip together. Art That Walks will include a marching band and conclude with a special dance party celebration with live music.
Friday the 2nd, an exciting lineup of after parties will ring in this year’s West Town Art Walk. The special events will feature everything from -live music to manicures, listed below.
New to the West Town Art Walk this year is a beer and food truck tie-in. Participating Art Walk businesses will be offering specialty beer tastings from Tenth & Blake and Forbidden Root, who will we be sampling fall suds over the two day event. In addition, some of Chicago’s leading food trucks will all stage their four wheeled-kitchens along the West Town Art Walk route between Paulina and Hermitage, offering mobile delicacies for art walkers from Da Lobster, Chicago Cupcake, and Pierogi Wagon.
Seek Vintage - 15%-30% off entire purchase
Flo Cafe & Bar - $5 Art Walk Punch
Awake Cafe - 15% off entire purchase during Art Walk
Windy City Cafe - 20% off for all art walk participants
Unite Urban Grill - $10 Unite Burger Friday and Saturday (Normally $15)
Beauty Bar Chicago - Art Walk Signature Cocktail
FREE Rickshaws will be available during the Art Walk! Pick up your map to find the designated Rickshaw stops!
Seek Vintage - 7 -12 am After Party, Complimentary Beverages, Live DJ and Manicures
Chicago Truborn - Chicago Truborn Presents: Psychedelism & Friday 8-10 After Party
Intuit: October 2nd: Opening Reception for Mad as Hell: The Collages of Richard Saholt
Urban Source - 8-10 After Party
Dovetail - 8-10 After Party
Maxwell Colette Gallery - Opening Reception for Angela Fox and Adrian Landon Brooks at Friday 5 - 9
Beauty Bar Chicago - 8-10 After Party
Defibrillator Gallery - 8-10 After Party
Team Art - 8-10 After Party
Windy City Cafe - Musical Performance at 1pm
Beer Tasting & Locations
Ad Hoc - Forbidden Root
Chicago Avenue Salon - Leinekugal's Big Eddy Uber Oktoberfest
Defibrillator Gallery - Leinenkugal's Oktoberfest
Dynamic Salon - Forbidden Root Sublime Ginger
Epic Spices -Crispin Original
Green Dog Inc.- Blue Moon White IPA
Inside Home -Blue Moon Horchata
Le Thrift - Redd's Green Apple Ale
LLL Chicago - Crispin Blackberry Pear
Seek Vintage - Forbidden Root WPA
Sprout Home - Leinenkugal's Harvest Patch
Study Hall - Redd's Blackberry Ale
Tarnish - Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Team Art (Vincent Vittorini Painting) - Redd's Apple Ale
Urban Source -Crispin Pear