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 & WaukMojo
Saturday, September 21st

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Harbor Gallery will feature artist John Merkling!  Enjoy musical entertainment by Groove Experience and complimentary beer and wine poured by PRIMO Italian Restaurant.  Oh, and great views 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!

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 presents Spring Awakening, a banned play by Frank Wedekind, set in Germany 1891, a place where the surface of life does not reflect what lies underneath.  Then one night, in the middle of the woods, two teenagers meet and their lives are changed forever.  This musical is an active rebellion against the world’s expectations.  Tickets available online and at the box office. This production is for mature audiences.  Curtain is 7:30pm.

Three Brothers Theatre Stage 221
221 N. Genesee Street


Genesee Theatre presents Orleans and Poco during September ArtWauk!  Tickets available online and at the box office. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

Blues Night was so successful, we're doing a Rhythm & Blues Night.  Enjoy headliner Lady A at Stern's Plaza at 7:30pm!

Marie Martens & the Messarounds kick off Rhythm & Blues Night at 5pm!  They're a treat and will have you up and moving and enjoying a late summer in downtown Waukegan!

Stern's Plaza
37 S. Genesee Street

Audio Beings will be at Main Street Plaza for September ArtWauk!
Main Street Plaza
101 N. Genesee Street

Grumble opens WaukMojo with his foulmouthed fairy tales and acoustic wanderings!  FREE!
Parking Lot D
Sheridan Road and Clayton Street

Cute as a bug and wickedly talented, Roaming Bear is at WaukMojo!  Enjoy and share the good vibes with him starting at 5:30pm!  FREE!
Parking Lot D
Sheridan Road and Clayton Street

Terrapin Flyer headlines WaukMojo! The fundamental core of the band is that The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia's music still has plenty of life in it.  Terrapin Flyer will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this Fall.  Be part of their tribe!  FREE!
Parking Lot D
Sheridan Road and Clayton Street

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


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 pianist and piano teacher Alex Poyner upstairs in the lesson area facing Genesee Street!

Interested in being a featured musical act during ArtWauk? Contact Family Piano directly.
118 S. Genesee Street

Family Piano Hosts Reginald Robinson & Taslimah Bey during September ArtWauk for an evening of Ragtime!  Renowned jazz virtuoso Taslimah Bey and master ragtime pianist Reginald Robinson will delight and inspire you.  Tickets are available online and at the door!
Family Piano
118 S. Genesee Street
Riverside Room


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 doors open at 9pm! 

The Burgundy Room
215 Washington Street


Treasure Chest and Alfredo's Dog Grooming  
105 S. Genesee Street


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

Sometimes teens have no place to call their own during ArtWauk. Heart of the City, Lake County System of Care for Families, Need 2 Know, and Alexian Brothers are changing all that.  Welcome to Prisma After Dark from 7 - 10pm. Karaoke and more in the heart of ArtWauk!
Heart of the City
114 S. Genesee Street, Suite 303
7 - 10pm


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 October 19th (ZombieWauk), November 16th, and December 21st (HolidayWauk)

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