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 & Mayor's Blues Night
Saturday, September 15th

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Migrant Quilt Project is the official kick off to Health is Life, a Community Arts Project established by Waukegan Arts Council.  The opening reception will feature some of the quilt creators, as well as partners in the Community Arts Project.
Urban Edge
220 W. Clayton Street
5 - 9pm


Dandelion Gallery features Shifting Textures by artist Sandie Bacon. Refreshments served.

109 S. Genesee Street

The Shop at DG has artisan-made original works in many shapes, sizes and textures.   
109 S. Genesee Street

Karcher 405 Gallery includes the [jonrev Projects] in The Darkroom. More Polaroid prints will be available, along with imagery from their questionably-legal adventures throughout the greater Waukegan, Chicago, Milwaukee area! 
405 Washington Street.
5 - 9pm

The Mic features Dancing in September, Silent Party with 3 LIVE DJs, Food and Vendors.  The Silent Party is $20 (adults) and $12 (kids), but you can join the other fun for free!
The Mic
405 Washington Street


Karcher 405 Gallery 
Refreshments served.
405 Washington Street


Harrington Gallery offers a sale on unframed works of art during September ArtWauk! Start your holiday shopping early, or pick up beautiful pieces for your own place inexpensively!

Harrington Gallery
inside the First Congregational United Church of Christ
320 Grand Avenue
6 - 8pm

Artpie Studio/Gallery/School of Art has a new Show Opening featuring artists Kelly Witte, Frank Vega, Alexandra Giannopoulos, Gregory Deddo, and Jeff Anderson.  Wow!  Colorful!  Stop by and enjoy!

Artpie Studio
 608 North Avenue
7:30 - 10:30pm

The Parlor 

Three Brother Theatre Upstage
221 N. Genesee Street
3 - 9pm


Sidecar Studios 
Refreshments will be served
405 W. Washington Street


Dinosaur Studio Tattoo hosted artist Stuart Stefany along with Joseph Kinney and Ben Cizowski for September ArtWauk! 

Dinosaur Studio Tattoo
116 S. Genesee Street

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


Kapheim Studio invites you to see this mixed media work - African Dawn - and other new works during ArtWauk.

Refreshments served.
Kapheim Studio
122 Washington Street



TUFO Art Gallery features works by Patrick and his friends - and an homage to the one and only Chunky.  Stop by, pet the dogs, have a little nosh, and enjoy conversation with these creative people!  

Tufo Art Gallery
116B N. Genesee Street

Tenth Dems Open House will take place during September ArtWauk - and they are right next door to Tufo Art Gallery!
Stop in and chat!

Tenth Dems
118 N. Genesee Street
5 - 8pm


Undercroft Gallery features Flower Power II, paintings and more by artist Ali Bakri.
Undercroft Gallery
410 Grand Avenue, Lower Level
5 - 8pm

ArtPark Waukegan features a variety of artists for September Artwauk, including A Cantu -Photography, WhatIsReal Illustrations, Maritza Alis Henna Tattoos, and Gisela Mendez Graphic Designer/Visual Artist.
14 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm



Three Brothers Theatre hosts TWO SHOWS during September ArtWauk.  Green Town Tales: A Night of Ray Bradbury at their upstage location.  Tickets available online and at the box office.  Curtain is at 7:30pm. $20
221 N. Genesee Street

Three Brothers Theatre Downstage features Love and Information by Caryl Churchill.  Tickets are available online and at the box office.  Curtain is at 7:30pm. $20
115 N. Genesee Street 


Genesee Theatre welcomes the comedy of Paul Rodriguez during September ArtWauk!  Tickets are available online and at the Theatre's box office.  Show time is 8pm.
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

Jack Benny Plaza will feature a variety of Hispanic Artists including Ramon Luis Centeno Gomez (Baroque style wood carver), Cecilio Venegas Soria (sculptor and carver), Ma. Juana Garcia Servin (decorator in gold leaf and polychrome, wood carving), Gustavo Gorin Compos (wood sculptor and artist), Francisco Giron Campos (sculptor and wood carver, and Manuel Giron Pantoja (gold leaf and polychrome decorator and Baroque style artist) -  all part of Club Apaseo el Alto at 1220 Grand Avenue here in Waukegan.

Jack Benny Plaza
140 N. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

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
5 - 9pm

Horsefeathers always has good deals and interesting items!  Open until 6pm.
129 N. Genesee Street


Hayze VAPE has new flavors and fun regularly.  Stop in and enjoy!

102 S. Genesee Street


Green Town Tavern has an incredible variety of beers, good food and good service - what more could you want?!
Green Town Tavern
110 S Genesee Street

NorthPointe Resources will be near 114 S. Genesee Street with paintings and hand-crafted jewelry.  Check them out!  
114 S. Genesee Street

Family Piano is an award-winning, technician-owned music store! ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of the arts in Downtown Waukegan.  Each month is a unique experience as the art exhibits, musicians, and featured performances vary from one month to the next.  Come downtown, grab dinner, and enjoy the tactical application of the arts that Waukegan has to offer.  This month Family Piano features singer, songwriter and pianist Walter Thomas out front! Walter will be presenting a mellow, soothing class sound on the keyboards, enhanced with supreme vocals.  Additionally, Family Piano is hosting Dylan Blake art!

Family Piano
118 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm 


Your This and That Shop invites you to find your next favorite piece of furniture, jewelry, vintage button, and/or tchotchke! top in and see what's new!

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 February 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! 

The Blue Wave features artisan-made, one-of-a-kind jewelry made from Lake Michigan beach glass.   In addition, they will be offering other assorted glass items.  All are crafted by local artists Kathy Roberts, June Merrill, Jim Toff and Dawn Trotta.  New cigars are coming in all the time.  Military, police and fire department discounts. 

A Cuban Experience
119 N Genesee Street


17 North features ArtWauk food and drink specials!
17 N. Genesee Street


The Taproom is a great place to sit for a spell during the busy ArtWauk.
Ask about their ArtWauk Specials or try a fast, tasty burger!
36 N Genesee Street


  The Burgundy Room
Doors open at 9pm.  21+
215 Washington Street


Treasure Chest and Alfredo's Dog Grooming  
105 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm


Hero Marketplace 
141 S. Genesee Street


La Opera 
Your ArtWauk Oasis!
133 N. Genesee Street


Mayor's Blues Night features Low-reen and the Lazy Dogs and Chicago Blues Legend Willie Buck.
Stern's Plaza
37 S. Genesee Street 
5 - 9pm

The FREE Greentown Trolley stops at all the hippest, coolest places ... galleries, shops, theatres, and restaurants.  
Easy hop on/hop off.  
The trolley loops approximately every 1/2 hour.


ArtWauk is the third Saturday of every month ... and FREE!

2018 Artwauks are: October 20th (ZombieWauk), November 17th, and December 15th

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