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, December 15th

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 is holding over its Annual Small Works Art Show for a second month by popular demand! 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

Breaking Free, Junior Art Exhibit, features a wide variety of young artists!  Get to know them now as they are on the cusp of being famous!

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


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 Backroom Gallery with last minute gifts and beautiful miniature succulent gardens for sale. Pick up one for yourself and one as a gift. AND you can order ahead and pick it up by contacting Backroom Gallery!
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 is the perfect place to capture that holiday picture!  It's beautifully decorated and just waiting for you, your family and your camera.  Come and make memories!
14 S. Genesee Street



Three Brothers Theatre  is going back to Mars with Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! This popular stage adaptation runs Fridays and Saturdays throughout December. Tickets available online and at the theatre's box office.

  Curtain at 7:30pm 

Three Brothers Theatre Upstage
221 N. Genesee Street


Genesee Theatre presents Michael McDonald: Season of Peace.  Tickets are available online and at the theatre's box office.  Curtain at 8pm.
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!  And, lucky you, their big End-of-the-Year Sale is going on RIGHT NOW!  Last minute gifts?  They have you covered. 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 is the award-winning, technician-owned music store in downtown Waukegan!

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 
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!

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!