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 Hoyne Ave) and Ashland Avenue (between Chicago Ave and Division St).
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.
The 6th Annual West Town Art Walk will be in conjunction with the West Town Food Truck Social, happening on Noble St between Chicago and Chestnut. We're encouraging participants to Snack-N-Stroll through West Town! The Art Walk will be featuring Art in the Park in Eckhart Park again this year with family friendly events happening on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm, including live performances by ChiME (Chicago Center for Music Education). The fences along Eckhart Park will feature Live Art Making curated by Joshua Gilley. An Art Car Show will be featured on Chicago Ave between Paulina and Wood, and chalk drawing activities will be available throughout the district. Specific retailers will host beer tastings, and if you visit at least 15 spots on the map you are qualified to enter the West Town Art Walk raffle!
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.
Forbidden Root - $8 Beer Flight & Special Art Walk Signature Cocktail
Awake Cafe - 15% off any prepared drink
FREE Rickshaws will be available during the Art Walk! Just show the drivers you're West Town Art Walk or I <3 West Town pin and they will take you to any spot on the Art Walk map!
Seek Vintage - Seek's Art Walk After Party, 6pm - 12pm
Chicago Truborn - After Party, 8pm - 10pm
Dovetail - After Party, 8pm - 10pm
Urban Source - After Party, 8pm - 10pm
Beauty Bar - Art Walk After Party - No Cover With Button, 6pm - 2am
Intuit - Post Black Folk Art in America 1930 - 1980 - 2016, an exhibition curated by Faheem Majeed, 11am - 8pm
The Noble Grape - Wine Tasting, 6pm - 10pm
Defibrillator Gallery - Performance Art by Glasgow- based FK Alexander, 5pm - 8pm
Defibrillator Gallery - After Party, 8pm - 10pm
Ad Hoc - After Party, 8pm - 10pm
Beauty Bar - Coterie Chicago, Pop Up Handmade Market - 12pm - 6pm
Intuit: Global Cardboard Challange 2016 - An annual family friendly maker event. Create an original piece of cardboard art and "energize it" with computer programming. 12pm - 5pm
The Noble Grape - Wine Tasting, 5pm - 8pm
Standing Passengers - Coffee Stroll - 10am - 12pm
Matthew Rachman Gallery - Coffee Stroll - 10am - 12pm
Windy City Cafe - Coffee Stroll - 10am - 12pm
Windy City Cafe - Live Musical Performance - 1pm - 2pm
Defibrillator Gallery - Live Performance Art by Glasgow-based FK Alexander - 12pm -6pm
Beer Tasting & Locations
Windy City Cafe - Henry's Hard Soda, Orange
Urban Source - Henry's Hard Soda, Cherry Cola & Ginger Ale
Defibrillator Gallery - Leinenkugel, Harvest Patch Shandy
Dynamic Salon - Leinenkugel, IPL
The Annex - Leinenkugel, Maple Dunkel
Matthew Rachman Gallery - Leinenkugel, Oktoberfest
Epic Spices - Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale
Le Thrift Consignment - Blue Moon Belgian White
Inside Home - Smith & Forge Hard Cider