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 & Shredfest
Saturday, August 18th

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Join the fun at Shredfest!  100% DIY with art, music, food, vendors ... and skating, of course!  It'll take over the 200 block of Washington Street, Jazz Alley and The Burgundy Room.  Don't just watch, join in!
5 - 10pm


Artpie Studio/Gallery/School of Art has a new Show Opening featuring artists Lewis Lain, Nikki Carter, Luke McFadden, Fermin Barbosa, and Jean Damen.  Stop by and marvel in great art.

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

The Parlor 

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


Dandelion Gallery features Iceland & More: Mixed Media by artist Georgia Velisaris. 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


Sidecar Studios features artists John Ahlswede, Ann Rubo, Monica Alden, Suzanne Pfister, Evan Ford, Silicia's Sweet Life, and Evelyn Larsen-Ford. Browse, shop and enjoy.
Refreshments will be served
405 W. Washington Street


Karcher ArtSpace Lofts features Frollipop and more for August ArtWauk! 
Karcher 405 Gallery
405 Washington Street.

The Mic 
The Mic
405 Washington Street


[jonrev Projects] invites you to see the third wave of new prints enlarged from recent work with Polaroid instant film. These are all one time prints and will not be printed again when they are sold. Come by, 5 - 9pm.

The Darkroom in Karcher 405 Gallery

Karcher 405 Gallery 
Refreshments served.
405 Washington Street


Dinosaur Studio Tattoo offers you the chance to be part of the art ... or enjoy the art gracing their walls.
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 August 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


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

ArtPark has a variety of artists for August ArtWauk including WhatIsReal Illustrations, Henna Tattoos by Maritza, Photographer/Illustrator Luis Paniagua, and A Cantu - Photography.  Stop by to chat, browse and buy!
ArtPark Waukegan
14 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm



Three Brothers Theatre next show will be Green Town Tales: A Night of Ray Bradbury starts next week, August 24th. 
115 N. Genesee Street and 221 N. Genesee St.


Genesee Theatre schedule is action packed in September, including a number of comedy shows!  Check out their schedule, get your tickets and be ready to be entertained!
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

Stiner Pavilion is the location for this amazing and stunning Equestrian Festival and Show - horses, music and more! 

Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the gate 

Art & Culture with a Latin Flavor Festival will bring visual and performing, a kids zone, food, and so much more to the Waukegan Port District during ArtWauk and on Sunday, August 19th.  Entrance is free and all are welcome!
Waukegan Port District
55 S. Harbor Place
1 - 10pm

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.  Welcome them to ArtWauk and the Block!
Moderne + Ancient
106 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

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


Live Free Boutique offers plenty of wonderful clothes, jewelry and surprises to make your life that much better.  Did you see the Live Rockabilly Pinup Mannequins at Scoop?  Stop in and tell Trina and her crew how cool that was!
100 S. Genesee St.

5 - 9pm


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 is an award-winning, technician-owned music store!  They host Keumie Swift, a Waukegan-based R&B singer with lots of incredibly catchy tracks, and loving personality that shows on stage!  Come by and listen!  FREE
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 Dreadfest, the after 10pm indoor musical portion of the 6th annual Shredfest!
Doors open at 9pm.  21+
215 Washington Street


Treasure Chest and Alfredo's Dog Grooming will host WAGS for August ArtWauk.  
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!

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

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