Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
The art walk returns the first weekend in October to storefronts, restaurants, warehouses and schools on Bryn Mawr and Kedzie avenues. These venues, transformed into pop-up galleries, will be filled with photography, painting, iconography, sculpture, custom woodwork and more created by North Park and Chicago-area artists. Children’s activities are planned at Peterson Elementary School playground.
North Park Art Walk is a 501(c)3 organization whose goal is to promote the North Park area by providing venues that support art and commerce on Bryn Mawr Avenue and adjacent Kedzie and Kimball avenues. firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
North Park Art Walk History
In 2010 Anna Koh-Varilla and Jeffrey Hanson Varilla were the artistic force behind the first North Park Art Walk. Nationally and internationally recognized artists and sculptors who own the Koh-Varilla Guild, the couple wanted to share the talents of their fellow artists in the community where they both live and work. The event was so successful in bringing hundreds of art lovers to the streets and shops on Bryn Mawr and Kedzie avenues that it was repeated in 2011. After a six-year hiatus, North Park Art Walk, a not-for-profit organization, brought back the Art Walk in October 2017. More than 30 Chicagoland-based artists exhibited and sold their work. In 2018 we will again transform Bryn Mawr and Kedzie into “pop-up” art galleries welcoming neighbors and visitors to our community. Kids’ activities are planned, so bring them along!