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 21st

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Live ice sculpting by Art Below Zero 
Jack Benny Plaza

Sidecar Studios is serving up Art & Nostalgia for November ArtWauk!  Featured artists include Robert Andersen, Evelyn Larsen-Ford, Evan Ford, Valhalla Art Loft, Sicilia's Sweet Life, Earthy Bounties, and Sandria Crittendon!  Reiki Readings by Lucrecia! 
405 Washington Street
5 - 10pm 

Karcher 405 Gallery features [jonrev Projects] in The Darkroom with five new prints in the Chicago, Night and Polaroid series up for grabs! Other prints, too, and some good stories about questionably legal activities!

Karcher 405 Gallery, The Darkroom
405 Washington Street
5 - 10pm


Artpie Studio/Gallery/School of Art features an Art Show including the works of Joanne Aslanian, Adam Ritchie, and Marty Trejo. You'll be welcomed by gallery coordinator and artist Aurelia Ramos-Stewart. Refreshments served.

Artpie Studio
 608 North Avenue
6 - 9pm

Undercroft Gallery features artwork by Mary Neely, Debbie Kalinowski, and a variety of other Lake County artists. 

Also, mark your calendar for the Artist Reception at the Gallery on Sunday, November 17th from 1 - 3pm!

Additionally, mark your calendar for The Adventures of Ali on Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30pm at Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park!

Undercroft Gallery
410 Grand Avenue, Lower Level
5 - 8pm

Dandelion Gallery hosts Retratos de Oracion - Auspicious Trials & Offerings featuring artist Katrina Davis-Salazar! She has created several special pieces for this exhibit and looks forward to seeing everyone.  In addition to Katrina's work, a small works exhibit will be featured.

Dandelion Gallery
109 S. Genesee Street
  4 - 9pm

The Shop at DG has artisan-made original works in many shapes, sizes and textures.   
109 S. Genesee Street

TUFO Art Gallery and artist Sam the Jam are bringing a Painting Party to you! Bring a picture of your best furry friend and learn the fundamentals of sketching and painting!  Starts at 2pm.  RSVP and pay $20 at  

Tufo Art Gallery
116B N. Genesee Street
2 - 9pm


ArtPark artists may have headed inside for the colder months, but they invite you to help with Holiday Decorating in Downtown Waukegan on Small Business Saturday, November 30th, 10am - 5pm!  While they are accepting donations of decorations (or money), you can just come and be a decorating elf for the day!

ArtPark - Waukegan
Saturday, NOVEMBER 30th
10am - 5pm

Dinosaur Studio Tattoo features artwork on the walls and on themselves.  Start something new with Mark and the gang by deciding what kind of tattoo you'd like for the new year!

Also, 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 November ArtWauk!  

Refreshments served.
Kapheim Studio
122 Washington Street



Three Brothers Theatre presents Jacob Marley's A Christmas Carol!  The holiday magic is here with this incredible version of A Christmas Carol told from a new perspective! Get your tickets now - good for the whole family!

Three Brothers Theatre Stage 221
221 N. Genesee Street


Genesee Theatre is dark for HolidayWauk/December ArtWauk, but the next show is the Gin Blossoms on NEXT Saturday, December 28th! Tickets available online and at the box office. Show starts at 8pm.

Genesee Theatre

203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

Shout Out will be performing in the heated Party Tent at HolidayWauk!  You'll hear holiday favorites and Top 40 Hits across the decades from the 60s through today!  Get out there movin' and groovin' at the last ArtWauk of the year!
Jack Benny Plaza
140 N. Genesee Street

The Merry Maskers will be strolling and caroling at HolidayWauk!  We might even convince them to take a trolley ride and carol - and that you should join in and sing loud and proud!
Starting at Jack Benny Plaza

Nightshade & Dark's Pandemonium Brewing hosts A Cowboy Christmas with the Westerlees starting at 9pm. Take a stroll or trolley around the Arts & Entertainment District then drop in for libations and LIVE music. 

Nightshade & Dark Pandemonium Brewing
216 W. Clayton Street
9pm - 12am

Teens from 14 to 18 years old are welcome to a Prisma After Dark Party at Heart of the City!  Wearing costumes or coming as you are. Free karaoke and more!
Heart of the City
114 S. Genesee Street, downstairs
7 - 10pm

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 has over 100 beers, good food and good fun! What more can you ask?!
Green Town Tavern
110 S Genesee Street

The fun-loving folks at Family Piano are hosting two - count them, TWO - shows.  Pianist Mark Valenti will bring classical and jazz sounds to the Riverside Room starting at 7:30pm.  Charlie Walker, active in the US Navy and stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes will supply a wide variety of crowd-pleasers upstairs in the lesson area!
Family Piano
118 S. Genesee Street


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!  
A Cuban Experience
119 N Genesee Street

Our friends at Win Win Restaurant & Bar have Mick Doolan for November ArtWauk from 5 - 9pm!  Mick will bring some classic soul and down home blues to the Arts & Entertainment District! 
Win Win Restaurant & Bar
30 N. Genesee St.
8am - 10pm


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


The Taproom is going all out with an Xmas Sweater and Pajama Party for HolidayWauk/December ArtWauk!  Prizes for the most creative!
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

Doors open at 9pm! 21+ only. 

The Burgundy Room
215 Washington Street


Treasure Chest and Alfredo's Dog Grooming  
105 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!
2020 ArtWauks are January 18th, February 15th, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th (StarWauk!), June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th (WaukMojo!), October 17th (ZombieWauk!), November 21st, December 19th (HolidayWauk!)

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