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

Saturday, November 17th

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Urban Edge and Waukegan Arts Council host On the Edge Takeover - Art Squared Opening Reception.  All works will be on 4'x4' panels. This exhibit is part of Health is Life, Waukegan's Community Art Series

Urban Edge
220 W. Clayton Street
5 - 9 pm

Dandelion Gallery hosts its Annual Small Works Art Show. Art work on display from the co-op's 20 talented artists.  Great to refresh your home!  Great gifts!  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

Ultimo's Carnival of Friendship Pt2 brings music, art and more to the 405.  Come and enjoy!  In addition, the SPECTRUM exhibit will be up in the main gallery, featuring artists Karla Ruiz and Josue Ochoa-Solorio!

Karcher 405 Gallery includes the [jonrev Projects] in The Darkroom offering "Shot in the Dark ... Seen in New Light", with new framed prints AND all Waukegan Prints are 20% to celebrate The Darkroom's second anniversary!  Get gifts and more!
Karcher 405 Gallery, The Darkroom
405 Washington Street.
5 - 9pm


Harrington Gallery suggests you 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 hosts a FRANK and BEER Party.  Check out the stunning works by photographer Frank Styburski.  Enjoy Frank's eclectic perspective then pick up a piece or two for yourself!  Most framed works $100 and less.  AND enjoy FREE beer!  Great gifts!

Artpie Studio
 608 North Avenue
7 - 10pm

The Parlor presents Genres featuring artists Tim Flynn, Matt Specht, Rebecca Stahr, Jane Waller, Net X-Man, and Anthony Woodman
The Parlor
221 N. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

Dinosaur Studio Tattoo invites you to enjoy the art - or become a piece of art

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 Thom's new political drawings book and prints for sale!  They make for great gifts!  Wonder at some of his incredibly tall sculptures, too.  Kapheim Studio is always an inviting stop for 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 dog, nosh, and enjoy conversation with these creative people!  

Tufo Art Gallery
116B N. Genesee Street


Undercroft Gallery features the works of artist John H. Kirkpatrick Jr.
Undercroft Gallery
410 Grand Avenue, Lower Level
5 - 8pm


Sidecar Studios will be dark for October ArtWauk.


ArtPark Waukegan has spooky fun in store for ZombieWauk and October ArtWauk, and the artists last month outside for the year.  They'll be sharing their enthusiasm for Halloween up and down the block for all to enjoy!  The Artpocalypse includes A Cantu -Photography, Maritza Alis Henna Tattoos, and Gisela Mendez Graphic Designer/Visual Artist.
14 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm



Three Brothers Theatre  is hosting a benefit for the Escobedo family, a Waukegan family, who tragically lost their home earlier this year.  Enjoy LIVE music, LIVE comedy and more. 
Three Brothers Theatre Downstage 
115 N. Genesee Street
7:30 - 10:30pm


Genesee Theatre brings you Tommy James and the Shondells with special guest The Grass Roots!  Tickets are available online and at the box office.  Show starts at 7:30pm.
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

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 is your one-stop shop for Buddhas, beads and so much more!  Come in and celebrate the changing of the seasons, buy gifts, and look around in wonder. Open until 6pm.
129 N. Genesee Street


Hayze VAPE invites you to stop in and find a new flavor, have some conversation and enjoy the cool vibe!

Hayze VAPE
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.  Buy your holiday gifts!  
114 S. Genesee Street

Family Piano, the award-winning, technician-owned music store, hosts Omar Rasidagic - friend, ice skater and ragtime pianist!    Check him out here.   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!  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 hosts The 40 Whacks with Modern Advances and The Indeed!
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


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!

The final 2018 is December 15th.

Downtown Waukegan Businesses are participating in Small Business Saturday on November 24th. 

Get all the sales, promotions and details here.

Join Waukegan Main Street for the official Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Waukegan on Saturday, December 1st from 4 - 6pm. The fun includes holiday movies at the Genesee Theatre, a LIVE play at Three Brothers Theatre, vendors at Urban Edge, specials at the businesses, LIVE music and, of course, tree lighting in Jack Benny Plaza!

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