Every 2nd Friday of the month, many Pilsen businesses extend their hours for an evening of wine, music, food trucks, art and general life celebrating. On July 12, check out the opening reception for Onyx: Paintings by Lauren Zens at Ugly Stepsister Gallery (1750 S. Union St.)

Zens uses acrylic paint on slabs of masonite to create geometric-style paintings. The reception is from 6-11 p.m.

Or head over to Pilsen Vintage and Thrift and check out the new mural by street artist Timothy Alamillo on the store's east wall. Grab a glass of vino and check out the inside art by Stephanie Karamitsos - a combination of painting and collage.

There are 30 additional creative spaces that participate. For a complete listing, pick up a map at 1821 S. Halsted, or walk the streets and explore on Friday.