A Day in Avondale | an eclectic art walk

Belmont Avenue Events

Milwaukee Avenue Events

A Day in Avondale is our first event showcasing the great artists & businesses we have in Avondale.  Events run between 1-7pm along Milwaukee (Avers to Kimball) and Belmont (Kedzie to California), with an Afterparty of performance from 7-10pm at the Hairpin Arts Center.


The release of our first Avondale Neighborhood Map listing arts, food & entertainment will be distributed at all participating businesses.  It’s FREE!

Bike Rickshaws running art goers safely between the two areas, Kimball & Milwaukee to Belmont & Kedzie with a stop at Victor M. Montañez Studios from 2-5pm

Open studios by
Victor M. Montañez 1-8pm
Lost Artist Colony (featuring Walter Fydryck, Adam Helman, Katriel, Frank Mascenic, Cid Nowosad, Jiha Park, Kirk Rohrbaugh, James Vellner, Lucy Mueller, Nancy and David Bechtol & other participating artists
• Incubator Lofts (featuring Jane Michalski, Mathra Iserman, Garbriel X. Michael & Agnieszka Furtak)
Puerto Rican Arts Alliance @ US Bank
• Carlos Melian Studios
• Studio 2912 (featuring Lynn Basa & more)

Additional Artists in various storefronts & businesses, featuring
• 3111 N. Milwaukee; reclaimed storefront with renowned Polish artists: Janusz Kopec & live painter Jacob Niedoredzo, glassworks display from Chicago Hot Glass 1-7pm
• Cherish Criswel & Pawel Small @ Monticello Garden
• Walter Fydrck @ Moe’s Tavern
• 2908 N Wisner Pop up Shop with Barbara Blacharczyk + Brooks Golden 1-7pm
Feresteh Toosi @ Spin Cycle
• Cambodian Architect Chhunly’s exhibit @ Elastic Arts Foundation  3-7pm
Tracy Kostenbader @ Thai Spice 1-7pm
Larry W. Green @ Peterson’s Picture Frames 2-5pm
Lewis Lain & Thomas Plum @ Segunda Vuelta Resale
• Artists @ Dragon Lady Lounge
CHema Skndl @ Square Bar
Laura Kurtenbach @ Pork Shoppe
Laura Franek, Dan Zamudio & Julie Sulzen + Yoga Demos, Dance Demos, Acting Scenes, a Puppet Show at 4p.m.@ Creative Studio Space  10am-7pm
Carl Von Linne Elementary School Historic Mural Tour  1-5pm
• Marvin Tate @ A+ Tattoo

Music at:
• Kay Shoes:
Tiny Fireflies (2-2:45pm)

The Jeff Harm Singers (3-3:45pm)
Paul Giallorenzo (4-4:45pm)
• Segunda Vuelta Resale:
Layne Jackson and Eva Baldinger (2:35- 3:10pm)Matthew Merriweather(3:20-4:pm)
MoonLight Nation(4:05 -4:4:40pm)
Black Tie Elephant(4:45- 5:30PM)
+ 20% purchases of $10 or more with map
• Live music all afternoon at The Polish Store
 Kristin Kelly
Graham Essex
Rob Reid
Genral Patton and his Privates

Free lessons & performances
• Speed Spanish & Polish classes @ Multilingual
• Hypnosis & the vision board lessons @ Garrett Wellness Center
• Register to vote at Logan Square Neighborhood Association
• Belly Dance performance & history @ Arabesque Chicago
• Acting performance @ Creative Studio Space
• Historic mural tours at Carl Von Linne Elementary School 1-5pm
• Open doors at Alywind Accordians

Discounts on varieties of ethnic foods in Avondale
10% off at Red Apple’s Polish Buffet
• Outdoor Grill at Endy’s Deli
• Free margarita with purchase at Taqueria Ranchito
Discounts at Thai Spice
Free slices of Tres Leche at La Mexicana
$3 Avondale Cocktail special at Moe’s Tavern
Food & Drink Specials at the Orbit Room
• $1 Cookie Special at Bulldog Bakery

Family Friendly Events!!
• Create a mural @ Auxiliary Arts Center
• Learn about animals @ Animal Ark 3-5pm
• Learn about language & crafts @ Multilingual Chicago
• Face Painting @ Spin Cycle Laundromat
• Create your own art @ Monticello Community Garden
• Sculpture activities at Henry Frerks & Sons with renowned sculptor Phil Schuester

Afterparty at Hairpin Arts Center 7-10pm
• Avondale Photography by Garbriel X. Michael
• DJ James Porter
• Hand Pan performance by Edgar Castellan
Sway Dance- Latin & Ballroom
• Music by Marvin Tate & friends
Vaudezilla Burlesque + coupons for burlesque classes!
Sandy Cakes Parkinson’s Expose of art cakes

RSVP here!

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