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, March 16th

Arts & Entertainment District
Downtown Waukegan


Dinosaur Studio Tattoo features the photography art of Transformed by Lake Michigan. Ed Pincombe and his fun t-shirts on sale! AND, if all that isn't enough to bring you to their door, how about this ... Dinosaur is celebrating EIGHT YEARS on Genesee Street! 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!


600__ art exhibit of Pastor Ben Squires' photography is on display at City Hall for March ArtWauk. The Pastor from Bethel Lutheran Church works with PADS and is considering the tension between Gurnee and Waukegan. These photos were taken on a walk from his church on Grand Avenue east to Sheridan Road.  The artist will be onsite at 6:30pm.

City Hall Main Lobby
100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
5 - 9pm
It's an official trolley stop!


Kapheim Studio has Carol and Thom's incredible works, including Thom's political drawings. The piece above is called "rocker", a 20x16 mixed media that features a lion's head rocker Thom and Carol purchased 50 years ago. Always an inviting stop for ArtWauk.

Refreshments served.
Kapheim Studio
122 Washington Street


Dandelion Gallery celebrates EIGHT YEARS of Gallery bliss!  Going Michelle, Steven and the gang for a blowout bash!  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

Artpie Studio/Gallery/School of Art is hosting painters Delia Jean, Max Mendez (pictured above), Andre Pace, Marty Trejo and Stella Jae along with musical guest Zane DeBord.  Join the fun from 7 - 10pm.  Below is one of the works by Max Mendez at it appears on the wall.

Artpie Studio
 608 North Avenue
7 - 10pm

Dylan Blake Photography returns to ArtWauk with his latest works, Current Hesitations.  In addition, the very talented Maritza Alis will be creating beautiful henna tattoos.
Undercroft Gallery
410 Grand Avenue, Lower Level
5 - 9pm

Karcher 405 Gallery features [jonrev Projects] in The Darkroom offering "Shot in the Dark, with new framed one-of-one prints in the ABANDONED CHICAGO series!  Lakehurst Mall stickers and over 50 prints in other series as well.
Karcher 405 Gallery, The Darkroom
405 Washington Street.
5 - 9pm


Artist Patrick Tufo's colorful works on display at Tufo Gallery! 

TUFO Art Gallery also features works by some of his friends.  Stop by and enjoy conversation with these creative people!  

Tufo Art Gallery
116B N. Genesee Street



Three Brothers Theatre's Reason for Return will open Friday, March 22nd!  Tickets are available online and at the theatre's box office.
Curtain is at 7:30pm

Three Brothers Theatre Upstage
221 N. Genesee Street and 115 N. Genesee Street


Genesee Theatre has a hold host of programs and concerts scheduled.  The next few are The Rainbow Fish, Preacher Lawson and Blackberry Smoke.  Tickets are available online and at the theatre's box office.  Oh, and check out their "Tribute Series" for summer fun!
203 N. Genesee Street

Other Venues

ALATS Dance presents "The Invitation", a drama-dance presentation of the parable The Great Banquet.  Two shows, at 3:30pm and 6:30pm. Group discounts. Tickets available online.
The Sign of the Dove
424 - 10th Street

You are cordially invited to a National Literary Landmark Celebration right before ArtWauk starts! Be at Ray Bradbury Park at 4:51 for the ceremony, pictures and celebration!

Ray Bradbury Park
41 N. Park Avenue 
4:51 pm

Bay Marine is hosting a Burning Snowman/pre-St. Patrick's Day family friendly celebration for March ArtWauk!  The Burning Snowman tradition goes back to the Middle Ages and (hopefully) drives out Winter and welcomes Spring.  Enjoy snacks, cocoa, crafts and spectacular flames! The fun kicks off at 6:30pm

Bay Marine
3 E. Madison Street

Horsefeathers is your one-stop shop for Buddhas, beads and so much more!  Open until 6pm.
129 N. Genesee Street


Hayze VAPE invites you to stop and shop!  

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

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 welcomes you with gifts, vintage jewelry, furniture and more!  Stop 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



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

The Burgundy Room will be open today after 9pm ... and check out their upcoming show on the 30th!

The Burgundy Room
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.  Trolley loops approximately every 1/2 hour.


ArtWauk is the third Saturday of every month ... and FREE!
2019 remaining ArtWauks are April 20th, May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th, November 16th, and December 21st.

Coming soon - the evolution of ARTS in Waukegan branches out to an unexpected place: Belvidere Mall!  Want to be involved?  Contact the Mall for information!

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