Join us for our  monthly ArtWauk
and experience the arts revolution
in downtown Waukegan. 

Free admission and full access to all
art galleries.

paintings / sculpture / film / theatre / comedy / music / performance art / great food 
amazing neighborhood / awesome people

ArtWauk/DIY ZombieWauk 
Saturday, October 17th

Support your local artists, galleries and businesses! Wear a face covering. Watch your distance. Wash your hands.

Enjoy ... if you dare!

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Dandelion Gallery hosts "Into the Looking Glass" featuring Batik Painting by artist Michael Mc Conville!

Dandelion Gallery
109 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

Art Park Fest is storming ArtPark for ZombieWauk!  Live music and other creatives.  Wear a costume.  Wear a mask.  Socially distance!  Enjoy!
ArtPark - Waukegan 
14 S. Genesee Street

Tufo Art Gallerie always has something interesting and creative by artist Patrick Tufo and friends - and they won't disappoint for ZombieWauk.  Stop by, pet Plato and chat with Patrick while buying some art!

Tufo Art Gallerie
116B N. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

Karcher 405 Gallery will have an incredible variety of art and more in the Main Gallery - and you never know who just might stop by for a visit.  Muahahaha!

 Karcher 405 Gallery
405 Washington Street 
5 - 10pm

While at Karcher 405 Gallery, slip into The Darkroom to take in [jonrev Projects]'s new Gary and Polaroid works - and pick up some incredible deals with Photocalypse! 

The Darkroom
405 Washington Street
5 - 10pm

Sidecar Studios is open for ZombieWauk.  Mask Your Mug will be selling Halloween themed masks (and many other styles as well)!  Several other artists' works will be available, too.  
Sidecar Studios
405 Washington Street
 5 - 10pm

One Crown Studio hosts a variety of artists and offers studio space for photo sessions and more.  Live painting, good conversation and more.  Stop by!

One Crown Studios
19 N. Genesee Street

Ray Bradbury Experience Museum will be open for visitors during ZombieWauk!  Sign up for a specific time!  They cannot wait to show you the space and the next chapter to come.  Maybe Ray will even pop in to welcome you.

Ray Bradbury Experience Museum
13 N. Genesee Street
5 - 8pm

Waukegan's first comic book convention is virtual because of the pandemic ... which seems like something Ray Bradbury would have written.  Lots of interesting things lined up for it, though, and all proceeds go to support the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum!  Buy your ticket and enjoy!  Your ticket purchase enters you into a drawing for an autographed Ray Bradbury graphic novel!

The Waukegan History Museum invites you to roam around downtown during ZombieWauk, checking out the Ray Bradbury sites and maybe, just maybe being entered to win a prize!  Download the Waukegan Park District app, click on the History Companion then on Bradbury - and you're good to go!  

Dinosaur Studio Tattoo features artwork on the walls and on themselves.  Start something new with Mark and the gang by deciding what kind of tattoo you'd like for the new year!

Also, Check out their grand opening!

Dinosaur Studio Tattoo
116 S. Genesee Street

Check out this video created for their anniversary and
this hip, cool video about 
Dinosaur Studio Tattoo!



Three Brothers Theatre, Stage 115 and 221 are dark for ZombieWauk, but if you see any of the creatives wandering about, congratulate them on their recent, well deserved winnings at the Lou Awards!
Three Brothers Theatre
115 and 221 N. Genesee Street


Genesee Theatre Box Office is open noon until 6pm on Saturday.  Ghost Tours are taking place during ZombieWauk, but advanced registration is required.

Genesee Theatre   
203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

Nightshade & Dark's Pandemonium Brewing and Oppidan Spirits just celebrated their first anniversary during September ArtWauk.  What will they have dreamed up for ZombieWauk?!

Nightshade & Dark Pandemonium Brewing
216 W. Clayton Street
5pm - 11pm


Hayze has a deal for you! Get 25% off the Brand of the Week!  21+ only

Hayze LLC
102 S. Genesee Street
11am - 8pm


Green Town Tavern has over 100 beers, good food and good fun - what more can you possibly want for the October holidays?!
Green Town Tavern
110 S Genesee Street

Family Piano is a technician-owned and operated piano store with music lessons, other instruments and fun-loving staff and teachers!  They opened a SECOND STORE in Niles, too!  Have them singing your praises by buying a piano or two.  
Family Piano
118 S. Genesee Street


Your This and That Shop has great deals on pretty things for your family, friends, neighbors - and maybe even you!  Stop in!

Your This and That Shop
127 Water Street

Hayley's Comet Design Studio says good furniture is attractive, strong and economical.  Great furniture is loved like part of the family.  See what they do and have to offer during ArtWauk!

Hayley's Comet Design Studio
121 Water Street.


A Cuban Experience is a hip, cool cigar lounge with Thom Kapheim art, a Family Piano player piano ... and CIGARS!  
A Cuban Experience
119 N Genesee Street

Our friends at Win Win Restaurant & Bar have a full menu and patio or outdoor seating.
Win Win Restaurant & Bar
30 N. Genesee St.
1pm - 10pm


The Taproom has burgers, sandwiches and libations for ArtWauk!  Stop by and enjoy!

The Taproom
 36 N Genesee Street



Check out Moderne + Ancient, the newest shop and gallery in the South Genesee Merchants Block.  They specialize in Mid-century modern furniture, home goods, and original art. 
Moderne + Ancient
106 S. Genesee Street

The Burgundy Room
215 Washington Street


Treasure Chest and Alfredo's Dog Grooming  
105 S. Genesee Street


La Opera 
Your ArtWauk Oasis!
133 N. Genesee Street



ArtWauk is the third Saturday of every month ... and FREE!
Remaining 2020 ArtWauks are November 21st, December 19th (HolidayWauk!)

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Celebrate the arts in Waukegan's
Arts & Entertainment District!