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, May 18th

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


The Bulldog Gallery features digital photography, darkroom photography and graphic design works by  CTE (Career and Technical Ed) students.  Beautiful and fascinating!  Come by for the ribbon cutting at 6pm!
Bulldog Gallery
Waukegan High School - Washington Campus
1011 Washington Street
5 - 9pm

Harbor Gallery brings photographer Tracy Adams and musicians Sipos & Young to the edge of Lake Michigan. This is the inaugural ArtWauk for the Gallery!  Make sure you stop by!
Harbor Gallery
Waukegan Port District
55 South Harbor Place
5 - 9pm

NOTE: the Bulldog Pride buses will be shuttling people from the Bulldog Gallery and from the Harbor Gallery to the downtown Waukegan Arts & Entertainment District! Park once and jump on board!

Artpie Studio/Gallery/School of Art presents artists Jeff Anderson, Anna Khadine, Delia Jean, Max Mendez, and Sam Arnold with the gallery open at 5pm.  Music by Crisis from 7 - 10pm.  

Artpie Studio
 608 North Avenue
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, including pieces such as this large painting (60" by 48") inspired by The Dave Matthews Band recording "Satellite".  

Refreshments served.
Kapheim Studio
122 Washington Street


The Parlor presents artists Alex Perez and Drogelart for May ArtWauk. Stop by!

The Parlor
221 N. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

Dandelion Gallery features the works of artist Michael Mc Conville.
Other artists' works will be on display, too.

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

Karcher 405 Gallery features [jonrev Projects] in The Darkroom offering "Strange Places, No Faces", with new framed one-of-one prints in the POLAROID and NIGHT series!  Lakehurst Mall stickers and over 50 one-of-one prints as well.
Karcher 405 Gallery, The Darkroom
405 Washington Street.
5 - 10pm


Josie Messner is  Bringing Art & Animals Together in the main gallery at Karcher.  Stop by and enjoy!

Karcher 405
405 Washington Street
5 - 9pm

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 welcomes you to the season opener!  Come early - 10am - and help clean up the space, maybe dig in the dirt, and enjoy camaraderie. Or show up at the regular time and see (and BUY!) works by Gisela Mendez, Maritza Alis (HENNA TATTOOS, candles and soap!), Jacqueline Leguizamo and A Cantu-Photography

14 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm 


Three Brothers Theatre presents That's F*cked Up! at their 115 N. Genesee location.  It's a world premiere and you don't want to miss it!  Mature audiences. Tickets are available online and at the theatre's box office.
Curtain is at 7:30pm

Three Brothers Theatre Downstage
115 N. Genesee Street

Three Brothers Theatre presents the hilarious farce Noises Off at their 221 N. Genesee location.  Tickets are available online and at the box office.  Curtain is 7:30pm.

Three Brothers Theatre Upstage
221 N. Genesee Street


Genesee Theatre starts off their Tribute Series sponsored by MeTV FM with The Buddy Holly Story!  Show time is 7pm.
203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

Horsefeathers is your one-stop shop for Buddhas, beads and so much more!  Open until 6pm.
129 N. Genesee Street


Hayze VAPE has a deal for you! Get 25% off the Brand of the Week "Splash" including Fruit Scream, Island Breeze and Mango Madness!  

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


Start off your ArtWauk Saturday with Green Town Tavern's Happy Time Breakfast starting at 8am with LIVE music by Kaleidoscope Eyes starting at 9am.  

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 is taken over by the world of DANCE!  Pack up your camel and head over to the Riverside Room to enjoy Hafla in the Hinterlands from 6 - 9pm.

Project Uni4me is collecting new and gently used Waukegan Public School uniforms, both elementary and middle school uniforms. Drop them off, or give a cash donation so they may purchase more uniforms! 

Family Piano
118 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm 


Your This and That Shop answers the question, "What's new?"  They have gifts, vintage jewelry, furniture and more!  Stop in!

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



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 has LIVE music including Squared Off, Rotten Finko & The Convicts, Penknife, and Army of Cretins.  Doors open at 9pm, show start at 10pm!  21+ 

The Burgundy Room
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.  Trolley loops approximately every 1/2 hour.


ArtWauk is the third Saturday of every month ... and FREE!
2019 remaining ArtWauks are June 15th (PrideWauk, SoccerWauk), July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th (ZombieWauk), November 16th, and December 21st (HolidayWauk)

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