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

HolidayWauk and ArtWauk
Saturday, December 16th

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Dinosaur Studio Tattoo hosts writer/illustrator Scott James, author Matthew FlemingLake House Soy Candles and Bath and Ed Pincombe for your one stop shopping experience!
116 S. Genesee Street

Check out this video created for their anniversary and
this hip, cool video about 
Dinosaur Studio Tattoo!


Kapheim Studio features small original works by Thom Kapheim this month - perfect for holiday gift giving! 5 - 9pm
The Studio will also be open Tuesdays 11am - 4pm, Thursdays 4 -7pm and Saturdays 11am - 4pm through December 23rd!
Kapheim Studio
122 Washington Street


Sidecar Studios invites you to enjoy the Art & Nostalgia during the holidays.  Whether you celebrate Yule, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or some combination of them, you are welcome at Sidecar Studios.  Be part of the beauty and the conversation!  Sidecar Studios will also host Waukegan Animals Getting Saved (WAGS) who will be selling hoodies, Christmas towels and gifts for your home.
Refreshments will be served
405 W. Washington Street


The Mic presents an evening of neo-jazz, funk, soul, R&B featuring 3rd Principle!  Tickets are available in advance by calling (224) 321-6582 or at the door.  Show starts 7pm
405 Washington Street


[jonrev Projects] presents Lurk More, debuting eight new photo prints in the Polaroid, Abandoned and new NIGHT series.  Because of repairs at the Karcher ArtSpace Lofts, Lurk More will be in the Main Gallery rather than The Darkroom 
Karcher 405 Gallery
405 Washington Street

Karcher 405 Gallery celebrates the holidays through art and expression.  Join them!
Refreshments served.
405 Washington Street


Dandelion Gallery's 7th Annual Small Works Show is being HELD OVER for another month!!!  
Complimentary 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


TUFO Art Gallery features ornament decorating with Patrick and Ruth!
116B N. Genesee Street


Undercroft Gallery is proud to host Glimpse Surround, the works of Dylan Blake Photography from 5 - 9pm.

Undercroft Gallery
Christ Episcopal Church
410 Grand Avenue
Lower Level

Urban Edge will be dark for December ArtWauk, but check out this BIG NEWS:  Kohl Children's Museum is creating a traveling-museum experience allowing kids to explore the art of Marc Chagall!  The pop-up will be open in February!
220 W. Clayton


Artpie Studio/Gallery/School of Art welcomes everyone to this hip, cool gallery.  All purchases at Artpie help fund free creative workshops for area youth - for instance, $20 pays for one youth drawing class.  Artpie also hosts Wine & Warhol almost every month - create your own Warhol ... without the $1 million price tag!
608 North Avenue
5 - 9pm

The Parlor presents Elements featuring artists Christien Lee Clark, Yvonne Pitts, Cassandra Anzelone, Chris Kiel, Stitching Bevy, and Soozmaree
Three Brother Theatre Upstage
221 N. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

The Parlor, Three Brothers Theatre are also doing The Gift of Art Supply for the Waukegan Public Schools.  The information and wish list are both below.  Help, if you are able.


Three Brothers Theatre performs Santa Claus Conquers the Martians for the last time this year!  Curtain is at 7:30pm.  Tickets are on sale online and at the box office.  The show is at Three Brothers Theatre Upstage.
221 N. Genesee Street

Three Brothers Theatre is hosting the Midwest Artist Initiative's 3rd Annual Nutcracker Show featuring more than 50 artist-created nutcrackers and hand-crafted holiday ornaments on display and for sale!

Three Brothers Theatre
115 N. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

Genesee Theatre presents 98o at Christmas!  Tickets are on sale online and at the box office.  Curtain is 8pm.
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues 

Horsefeathers really big year-end sale is going on RIGHT NOW!  They are staying open LATE during ArtWauk: 10am - 9pm!
129 N. Genesee Street

Cynthia's Classics N Time and Barbara's Art N Soul are on display at 130 Washington Street.  Come by to browse repurposed vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, and original artwork!
130 Washington Street

Rosati's Pizza 
226 N. Sheridan Road


Enjoy a stroll with South Genesee Merchant Block's Winter Wonderland!  Theme events with in-store specials, photo ops, gift wrapping, and complimentary beverages and sweet treats while you shop!

Live Free Boutique features Whoville Celebration The Grinch LOVES Christmas.  Free gift wrapping and 10% discount when any New Boutique item is purchased.  Waukegan High School JROTC will be selling Hot Chocolate as well.
100 S. Genesee St., 5 - 9pm


Hayze VAPE is offering a special thank you to all its customers!  Your business is appreciated!

102 S. Genesee Street


Colon's Resale Shop is celebrating the holidays in fine fashion, with things to give, things to display, things to enjoy.  Swing by during ArtWauk to see what's new ... and what you just might want for the holidays!
New items all the time!
Colon's Resale Shop
106 S. Genesee Street


Green Town Tavern invites you to wear your best - or worst? - ugly sweater and you might possibly win a prize!  Special offers and big holiday FUN!
100 craft beers and microbrews, good food, happy servers!
Green Town Tavern
110 S Genesee Street

AAUM Preschool's Cookie Sale is all the rage at Family Piano.  Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and more ... enough sweets for the old Elf himself!  
Family Piano
118 S. Genesee Street
5 -9pm (or until the last crumb is gone!)


Your This and That Shop makes your Sugar Plum Dreams come true with holiday specials on their new and shiny items! Coffee, hot chocolate and wine to chase away the winter chill, too!
127 Water Street


A Cuban Experience
Swing by the hip, cool cigar lounge for good conversation, music, Thom Kapheim's art, a Family Piano player piano ... and cigars!
New cigars are coming in all the time.  Military, police and fire department discounts.
119 N Genesee Street


17 North features ArtWauk food and drink specials!
17 N. Genesee Street


The Taproom
Ask about their ArtWauk Specials or try a fast, tasty burger!
36 N Genesee Street



 Fong's Kitchen
Bring in your ArtWauk program for 10% off your bill!
38 N Genesee Street


  The Burgundy Room hosts Fastplants, When Particles Collide and Modern Advances
Doors open at 9pm, show at 10pm.  21+
215 Washington Street


Treasure Chest welcomes you to their really big 50% off sale!
105 S. Genesee Street


Hero Marketplace 
141 S. Genesee Street


La Opera 
Your ArtWauk Oasis!
133 N. Genesee Street


Do It Yourself Messiah and Carol Sing-Along with the Waukegan Concert Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will be at First United Methodist Church, 128 N. MLK Jr. Ave.  $15 General Admission.  7pm

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!

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