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 & ZombieWauk
Saturday, October 19th

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Sidecar Studios is up and running for October ArtWauk and ZombieWauk with The Cat's Meow! Tarot readings! Featured artists include Evelyn Larsen-Ford, Evan Ford, Valhalla Art Loft, Sicilia's Sweet Life, Earthy Bounties, and Sandria Crittendon!
405 Washington Street
5 - 10pm 

Karcher 405 Gallery is reaching out to you with Art, Oddities and Curiosities for October ArtWauk and ZombieWauk. Featured artists include Val D'Vibrant, Skelly, [jonrev:Projects], Robbie Dossa, KaseyC-B, Josie Messner, and Josh Shannon.

405 Washington Street
5 - 10pm 

Karcher 405 Gallery features [jonrev Projects] in The Darkroom with Photopocalypse! Purging old to make room for new.  Discounts on framed and free-range (unframed) prints! AND a Polaroid Photo Booth - come dressed to kill and get a photo for $5!

Karcher 405 Gallery, The Darkroom
405 Washington Street
5 - 10pm


Artpie Studio/Gallery/School of Art features Adam Ritchie, Marty Trejo, Savanna Macri, and Aurelia Ramos. You'll be welcomed by gallery coordinator and artist Aurelia Ramos-Stewart. Refreshments served.

Artpie Studio
 608 North Avenue
6 - 9pm

Dandelion Gallery is hosting The Art of Mental Wellness in conjunction with the Independence Center.  For October ArtWauk, the Gallery will have original art on display, with 25% of the purchases benefiting Independence Center.  Then, come back on Friday, October 25th, for an Art Exhibition and Fundraiser!

Dandelion Gallery will also feature Paintings by John K.

Dandelion Gallery
109 S. Genesee Street
 5 - 9pm

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

TUFO Art Gallery features his colorful works and art by some of his talented friends.  Stop by and enjoy conversation with these creative people ... and pet the puppy!  

Tufo Art Gallery
116B N. Genesee Street


ArtPark is always a treat ... or maybe it's a TRICK! ... at ArtWauk!  Stop by for art and LIVE music!

ArtPark - Waukegan
14 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

Dinosaur Studio Tattoo features artwork and photography by Transformed by Lake Michigan!

Also featured is the photography of artist Pastor Ben Squires entitled "600__". The exhibit has been featured in a variety of places and visually tells the similarities between disparate but physically close ZIP codes.  Available for purchase with 25% of the proceeds benefiting PADS Lake County.

Kevin Miller will also have sculptures at Dinosaur, many made from vintage and reclaimed pieces!  What a wonderful variety of offerings!

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!


Kapheim Studio has Carol and Thom's incredible works and the studio is beautiful, too.  Stop by during September ArtWauk!  

Refreshments served.
Kapheim Studio
122 Washington Street



Three Brothers Theatre presents the world premiere of Wendigo written by Josh Beadle.  Curtain is 7:30pm.

Three Brothers Theatre Stage 221
221 N. Genesee Street

Three Brothers Theatre presents the world premiere of Somebody's Child by Ben Braun. Curtain is 7:30pm.

Three Brother Theatre Stage 115
115 N. Genesee Street


Genesee Theatre presents Kansas during October ArtWauk!  Tickets available online and at the box office.  7:30pm

Genesee Theatre

203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

DJ Spontaneous is laying down the zombie and survivalist tracks starting at 5pm at Stern's Plaza!

Dead Man's Carnival brings their collection of musicians, fire eaters, sword swallowers and other oddly capable friends to the stage at 7pm at Stern's Plaza.  Then, they may meander through the streets.

The Unknown Pleasures take the stage at 8pm at Stern's Plaza.  Be amazed at The Music of Joy Division LIVE.

Audio Beings will be at Main Street Plaza for October ArtWauk and ZombieWauk!
Main Street Plaza
101 N. Genesee Street

Gamers Glorified are throwing a Halloween Bash just in time for ZombieWauk. Dress up, cosplay, Halloween attire welcome.  Oh, and it's the local Smash Ultimate Tournament, too!
418 Clayton Street

Amy Regutti will be the featured at Nightshade & Dark's Pandemonium Brewing for October ArtWauk. ALSO, makeup artists Janette Wence (Dragon Breath Airbrushing) and Misfit Muse will turn you into a zombie - or perhaps something else - for a nominal fee. 

UMMA and community partners are hosting a FREE Community Health Fair in the Associated Bank Parking Lot. Step into the bus to be screened for a variety of things, maybe even a zombie bite!
UMMA at Associated Bank Parking Lot
1 S. Genesee Street

Teens from 14 to 18 years old are welcome to a Prisma After Dark Party at Heart of the City!  Wearing costumes or coming as you are. Free karaoke and more!
Heart of the City
114 S. Genesee Street, downstairs
7 - 10pm

Horsefeathers is your one-stop shop for Buddhas, beads and so much more!  Open until 8pm - late, just for ArtWauk.
129 N. Genesee Street


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

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


Green Town Tavern has over 100 beers, good food and good fun! What more can you ask?!
Green Town Tavern
110 S Genesee Street

The fun-loving folks at Family Piano are hosting Bill Liggett and Larry Sell during October ArtWauk. Tickets are available online and at the door. Show starts at 7:30pm
Family Piano
118 S. Genesee Street
Riverside Room


Your This and That Shop has great deals on pretty things!  Stop in!

Your This and That Shop
127 Water Street

The Tenth Dems are hosting an Open House during August ArtWauk. Refreshments will be served.  Stop by and say Hi!
Tenth Dems Waukegan Office
118 N. Genesee Street
5 - 8pm

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!  
A Cuban Experience
119 N Genesee Street

Our new friends at Win Win Restaurant & Bar have Paul and Dave as the Lawn Clippings for October ArtWauk from 6 - 9pm!  You've probably seen them at A Cuban Experience just up the street, so come in and enjoy! 
Win Win Restaurant & Bar
30 N. Genesee St.
8am - 10pm


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


The Taproom has delightful bartenders, good drinks and great burgers! Stop by for September ArtWauk!
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
100 and 106 S. Genesee Street

The Burgundy Room doors open at 9pm! 

The Burgundy Room
215 Washington Street


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


Sometimes teens have no place to call their own during ArtWauk. Heart of the City, Lake County System of Care for Families, Need 2 Know, and Alexian Brothers are changing all that.  Welcome to Prisma After Dark from 7 - 10pm. Karaoke and more in the heart of ArtWauk!
Heart of the City
114 S. Genesee Street, Suite 303
7 - 10pm


La Opera 
Your ArtWauk Oasis!
133 N. Genesee Street


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


ArtWauk is the third Saturday of every month ... and FREE!
2019 remaining ArtWauks are November 16th, and December 21st (HolidayWauk)

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