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 & ZombieWauk

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Dandelion Gallery features Awakening by artist Frank Fitzgerald. 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

Karcher 405 Gallery includes the [jonrev Projects] in The Darkroom offering a BIG SALE that happens one night a year! 12x18s framed photo prints from the Abandoned, Waukegan, Chicago, Gary, Relics, Night, Dead Malls, and some Polaroid series will be on sale for $50!  Other cool stuff that has to get gone will be marked down, too.
Karcher 405 Gallery, The Darkroom
405 Washington Street.
5 - 9pm

The Mic Silent Dance Party will be big fun - and the last party there, as ArtSpace has not renewed The Mic's lease. 3 LIVE DJs, Food and Art Vendors.  The Silent Party is $15 (adults), but you can join the other fun for free!
The Mic
405 Washington Street


Harrington Gallery offers a sale on unframed works of art during October ArtWauk! Start your holiday shopping early, or pick up beautiful pieces for your own place inexpensively!

Harrington Gallery
inside the First Congregational United Church of Christ
320 Grand Avenue
6 - 8pm

Artpie Studio/Gallery/School of Art invites you to celebrate your loved ones who have passed. Dia de los Muertes (Day of the Dead) has spread to all cultures and is a celebration of their lives.  Don't mourn!  Take in the new art show and check out the expanded art studio with new artists (Margaret, Amy and Patricia.)  Can come during ZombieWauk? They'll be celebrating again on Saturday, October 27th.

Artpie Studio
 608 North Avenue
7:30 - 10:30pm

Dinosaur Studio Tattoo hosts illustrator and comic book legend Scott James, t-shirt aficionado Ed Pincombe and others!  Zombie makeup for the kiddies (and adults, too) and other shenanigans may take place.  Be there ... they know where you! 

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 invites you to stop by to see all the wonderful art created by Thom and Carol during October Artwauk. Thom's bronze creations are also in an exhibit at CLC from October 5th - November 3rd.

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

Tenth Dems Open House will take place during ArtWauk - and they are right next door to Tufo Art Gallery!
Stop in and chat!

Tenth Dems
118 N. Genesee Street
5 - 8pm


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 has spooky fun in store for ZombieWauk and October ArtWauk, and the artists last month outside for the year.  They'll be sharing their enthusiasm for Halloween up and down the block for all to enjoy!  The Artpocalypse includes A Cantu -Photography, Maritza Alis Henna Tattoos, and Gisela Mendez Graphic Designer/Visual Artist.
14 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm



Three Brothers Theatre Upstage is ground zero for Night of the Living Dead.  Tickets available online and at the box office.  Curtain is 7:30pm.  Opening weekend SOLD OUT!  $20
Three Brothers Theatre Upstage 
221 N. Genesee Street

WAGS hosts Animal Walk of the Dead so your furry, scaly, feathery friend can join the October ArtWauk/ZombieWauk fun.  Pictures, contests, prizes, and more!

Three Brothers Theatre Downstage
115 N. Genesee Street


Genesee Theatre and SIC host the Ultimate Paranormal Experience.  The October ArtWauk events are SOLD OUT, but limited tickets remain for Saturday, October 13th.  Tickets are only at the box office or by calling (847) 263-6300. 
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

Metal on the Rocks VIII takes no prisoners at Madison Street Courtyard.  The music starts at 4pm.  Be there.
Madison Street Courtyard
33 N. Genesee Street

Ghost Machines opens up the LIVE entertainment on the Stern's Plaza Stage at 5pm.

Audio Beings will be warming up the crowd and running the technical things at the Stern's Plaza Stage.  They start around 5pm and will be working their magic throughout the night.

Dead Man's Carnival returns with magic, music and more to delight, entertain and surprise at Stern's Plaza Stage at 6pm.

Closing out the LIVE entertainment on the Stern's Plaza Stage will be The Dread, kicking off around 9pm.

Stern's Plaza Stage
37 S. Genesee Street

The City of Waukegan Queens are hosting Halloqueen pumpkin decorating fun for ZombieWauk/October ArtWauk again this year.  Join the fun and support our Queens!

Jack Benny Plaza
140 N. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

Club Apaseo el Alto will display their fantastic Alebrijes during ZombieWauk/October ArtWauk.  Alebrijes are Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.  You may have seen them on floats in the Fiestas Patrias parade in September!
100 S. Genesee Street
5 - 9pm

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 suggests you don't have to wait until October ArtWauk/ZombieWauk to stop in for spooky intense, including Zombie Poison, Vampire Kiss, Haunted Halloween, and Vampire Blood.  Or pick up a skull for your ofrenda!  Open until 6pm.
129 N. Genesee Street


Hayze VAPE is offering 10% of to Zombies and Survivalists in costume.  Stop in and find a new flavor!

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.  Check them out!  
114 S. Genesee Street

Family Piano, the award-winning, technician-owned music store, has a lot going on for ZombieWauk/October ArtWauk! First, in the Riverside Room they are hosting Times Two - Larry Wimmer and LeMel Lewis.  Tickets are available here.  Outsidem they'll host Faith Misters who is a composer, singer and poet who produces conscious rap and R&B music.  Faith won the Young Composers Competition in Chicago last year! Additionally, 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! 

The Blue Wave is back, too, featuring artisan-made, one-of-a-kind jewelry made from Lake Michigan beach glass.  All items crafted by local artists Kathy Roberts, June Merrill, Jim Toff and Dawn Trotta ... and Blue Wave will be there only from  5- 7pm. 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 and Jazz Alley are hosting shows for ZombieWauk/October ArtWauk!  Inside is Take It The F*ck Down featuring artists Lucy Danger, Carolina Mansur and Job Morgan.  Outside is Glamour Ghouls 2, a solo show by artist Cassandra Anzelone!
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!

2018 Artwauks are: November 17th, and December 15th

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