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 17th

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Harbor Gallery will be featuring the works of Lenny Palmer and musical entertainment by Sipos & Young, with complimentary beer & wine poured by Primo!  Also enjoy the great view of Lake Michigan!
Harbor Gallery
Waukegan Port District
55 South Harbor Place
5 - 9pm

Artpie Studio/Gallery/School of Art wants you to Look What Punk Made Me Do featuring Kevin Connaughton, Harry Hillman  and Mathew Werbie. Also showing, Kyle Riley, Jason West and Karen Klinger Refreshments served.

Artpie Studio
 608 North Avenue
6 - 10pm

Dandelion Gallery features the works of Maricarmen Pizano (Kind of Cute)  and Matt Specht for August ArtWauk!

Other artists' works, like that of Drew Davis

Dandelion Gallery 

Refreshments served at ArtWauk
109 S. Genesee Street

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 at ArtWauk. We heard rumor they're going to have music set up in Jack Benny Plaza, but some or all of their visual artists here, at ArtPark!

Do you want to share your views about the City of Waukegan's Comprehensive Plan? You're in luck! The Plan Consultant will have a table at ArtPark during August ArtWauk. Stop by and share your views on the blueprint for the future!

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

Flower Power III is blooming at Undercroft Gallery for August ArtWauk. Paintings and photography explore the world of flowers.
Undercroft Gallery
410 Grand Avenue, Lower Level
5 - 9pm

Karcher 405 Gallery features [jonrev Projects] in The Darkroom with new framed one-of-one prints in our returning CINEMA series featuring Waukegan's own Belvidere Mall Cinema!  Lakehurst Mall stickers and over 50 one-of-one prints as well.
Karcher 405 Gallery, The Darkroom
405 Washington Street.
5 - 10pm


Dinosaur Studio Tattoo features Star Wars-related art as a nod to the original release of that first awe-inspiring, life-changing movie in May, 1977! 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 August ArtWauk!  

Refreshments served.
Kapheim Studio
122 Washington Street



Three Brothers Theatre's  SMOKE written by Karen Nystrom pokes and prods us to consider how people really think about us.  Tickets are available online and at the box office.  Curtain is 7:30pm.

Three Brothers Theatre Stage 115
155 N. Genesee Street


Genesee Theatre continues their Tribute Series sponsored by MeTV FM with Dan Petty and the Heartshakers during August ArtWauk!  Don't Do Me Like That - be there for the show starting at 7pm.
203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

Bluesman Lonne G headlines Blues Night at Stern's Plaza!

Low-reen & the Lazy Dogs bring the Blues to downtown Waukegan during Blues Night. They kick off the night and keep it going so you'll be up and dancin'!

Stern's Plaza
37 S. Genesee Street

Audio Beings will be at Main Street Plaza for August ArtWauk. Haven't had the chance to hear them? Here's your opportunity!
Main Street Plaza
101 N. Genesee Street

JR's Wrecker Services presents Boxing at the Bay with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Lake County Honor Flight
Bay Marine
3 E. Madison Street
Doors open at 6pm, fights start at 7pm.  $10

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


Zaido Cruz plays all your favorites from the 50s, 60s and 70s at Green Town's Happy Time Breakfast from 9 - Noon.

Green Town Tavern offers good food, good drinks and good service - what more do you need?
Green Town Tavern
110 S Genesee Street

Family Piano hosts classical pianist Megan Hollweck for two 30 minute shows starting at 5:30pm and 6:30pm.  She's been playing piano since she was nine, is the owner of Bright Star School of Fine Arts and is a full-time piano instructor and performer!

Interested in being a featured musical act during ArtWauk? Contact Family Piano directly.
118 S. Genesee Street
SHOW TIMES: 5:30pm, 6:30pm


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!  AND, t hey just won a hip, cool award at the IPCPR Convention!  New cigars, including their own brand, 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 celebrates Minnie Day, the second anniversary of Minnie's adoption. Make a donation to Waukegan Animals Getting Saved (WAGS) and get a free burger!
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 is all about Waukegan Shredfest, including holding an after party! 

The Burgundy Room
215 Washington Street


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


Hero Marketplace will host Millennials Connected during July ArtWauk - and through the summer.  Live music, art exhibitions and vendors, along with networking with other young movers and shakers in the community!
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.  Trolley loops approximately every 1/2 hour.


ArtWauk is the third Saturday of every month ... and FREE!
2019 remaining ArtWauks are September 21st, October 19th (ZombieWauk), November 16th, and December 21st (HolidayWauk)

Look what's coming in September. Are you an artisan and want to be involved. Clickety-click to send us a message on Facebook!

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