The annual West Town Art Walk weekend takes place Oct. 4-5 in West Town's retail corridor of Chicago Avenue between Ogden to the east and Leavitt to the west.
Organized by the West Town Chamber of Commerce and local business owners, the free neighborhood-wide event kicks off 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 and continues 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 5.
Attendees can enjoy various forms of art (visual art, performance art, music and fashion) from several artists who will perform or showcase their work in local shops, businesses, restaurants and bars.
The walk's "party central" headquarters in the Banco Popular parking lot, 1445 W. Chicago Ave., will provide maps and information, a bar with beer and wine, a designer "lounge" area and DJs.
Other highlights include trolleys and bike rickshaws transporting guests throughout the event, an afterparty on Oct. 5 at Beauty Bar and performance art along the corridor.
Participating Venues and artists include:
Alcala's Boutique — Katie Holland
Broken Art Restoration — WK Marhoefer, Michelle Marhoefer
Cafe Central — Arturo P Macaltao
Chicago Avenue Salon — Meghan Kind
Dovetail — Ancestry Quarterly, Doris Mohr
Epic Spices — c.m.trejo, Marisa Klu-Morataya, Erik Michael Kommer
Flo — Cristina Silvestri
Galeria CTR — DIY Chair Rescue
High Dive — Stephanie Bassos
Inside Home — Kimberly Creswell
Krispy Fringe — TBD
Paperish Mess — Hoofprint Workshop
Paul & Monica's Pizzeria — TBD
Pie-Eyed Pizzeria — "Memorial Exhibition of Art Work" by Edie (1951-2013)
Pierre's Bakery — TBD
Pin Curls — Madeline Finley
Roger Akers — Roger Akers
RR #1 — Chris Kellner
Seek Vintage — Rachel Smith, Yasmin Panjwani, Citizens of the Moon, Liz Miles
Shear Conviction — Ottolino Photography
Shaman by Chilam Balam — TBD
Sprout Home — Tiny World
Study Hall — Sarah Fox
The Noble Grape — Matthew Bremer
Ugly Mug Cafe — John Preus, Cailin Short, Allie Kushnir
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art — Artists Respond to Genocide
Unite Urban Grill — Serena Weits
West Town Chamber of Commerce — REP3 Photography
White Dental Studio — Spencer Zidarich