Friday Schedule

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11AM-10PM: Self-Guided Art Walk | See mobile map on home page (hours vary by business)


The Andersonville Chamber features buskers throughout the neighborhood to enhance the evening ambiance during the Night of Artist Receptions & Neighborhood Parties.

6:30-9PM: Lauren Swiderski, cello

AT LOST LARSON (5318 N Clark)
5-6PM: Andersonville Stringsstring band
6-7PM: Thomas Perry, guitar
7-9PM: John Lamm, guitar

AT DALA HORSE (Clark & Farragut)
7-9PM: Ron & Rachel Show, guitar duo

AT FOURSIDED (5061 N Clark)
5-7PM: Mark Paye
7PM: Thomas Perry, guitar


9AM-5PM: Cowboys & Astronauts | Stop by anytime to watch 3D chalk artist, Chris Carlson, at work creating a sidewalk chalk mural on Summerdale outside of the shop! Ask Chris questions about his process. Mural will be complete by Friday evening reception.

Arts Week Headquarters

Arts Week Headquarters will be located at 1511 W. Berwyn from September 14-16.

5-9PM: ARTS WEEK HEADQUARTERS (at 1511 West Berwyn from September 14-16) | Pick up Andersonville Arts Week Guides & Maps, meet friends before heading out for the Night of Artist Receptions & Neighborhood Parties, ask questions about the weekend’s festivities, relax in our faux living room with couches equipped with charging stations by Burrow, get to know neighborhood theatres and check out discount tickets at Hot Tix, snack on lite bites, and visit our Handmade Market!

Don’t for get to check out our Friday night Arts Week Drink Promotion and grab a FREE pedi-cab ride to the party of your choice or around the district! Pedi-cabs depart out of Arts Week HQ starting at 6PM. The pedi-cabs are supported by SSA#22, Chicago Magic Lounge, and Chicago Methodist Senior Services.

Friday Night at Headquarters Features*:

VISUAL: Gathr and various artists from the Arts Week Closing Party
MUSIC: Outdoor busker – Lauren Swiderski from 6:30-9PM
THEATRE: Hot Tix, Raven Theatre Co, The Neo-Futurists, Steep Theatre, Barrel of Monkeys
HANDMADE: Edgewater CandlesMolly Costello Art & Design, Sophia Reyes, StellaLily art bus
CULINARY: Black Cat Kitchen, Katherine Anne Confections
PUBLIC: Art installation by Confetti Gals, couches by Burrow and furniture by Scout
LITERARY: David Jay Collins
WORKSHOP: Seeds Center Mandala Vinyl Record Painting from 5-7PM. Registration required.

*We continue to invite artists to take part in the festivities at Arts Week HQ. Please continue to check back for updated information. 

Friday Night Artist Receptions & Neighborhood Parties

Andersonville stays up late on the Friday night of Arts Week! Join our area businesses for a night of celebration, with artist receptions and treats at over 40 locations! The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce will also pop-up at the Arts Week Headquarters at 1511 West Berwyn.

Please reference the mobile map on the home page, or pick up an Andersonville Arts Week Guide at participating locations and the Arts Week Headquarters prior to departing for the party crawl – there are over 40 locations to visit with artist receptions, special offers, and late hours!

AKIRA | 5228 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: Open until 9PM – Evening reception for artist Julia Banderas

Andersonville Antiques | 5245 North Clark
DEMO:  Open until 9PM – Live painting with artist Kate Augustyn

Andersonville Cryotherapy and Athletic Recovery Center | 5052 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: Open until 9PM – Evening reception for artist Allison Svoboda

Andersonville Galleria | 5247 North Clark
WORKSHOP: 6-8PM – Create vintage album clocks with True Muse. Register for class here.

Andersonville Insurance | 5411 North Clark

Appellation | 5212 North Clark
DRINK SPONSOR: Open until 10PM – Click here for details on our Andersonville Arts Week Drink Promotion for Friday, September 14. Appellation is one of three redemption locations all weekend (Sept. 14-16) for a 5 oz tasting pour of Maeloc pear cider. The cider is also available to purchase for $4 during Andersonville Arts Week!

Maeloc is located in Galicia, Spain and dedicated to traditional cider using 100% apples from local growers. Their pear sidra is created with fresh fruit purée to add a soft pear note. Balanced and refreshing, this crisp sipper has a touch of fruit with a hint of Basque funk. A perfect intro to the fall season.

Be Yoga Andersonville | 5715 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: Open until 10PM – Reception with artists – Kristin Mount, Cat Koo Levine, Erin Gallagher, Lauren Flaaen, Eevee Witt, Fabiola Roquena, Joshua Rogers, Ari Eisenberg, Katy Miller, Jennifer Yang, Robert Kameczura, Archangelo Crelencia, Elena Jonynaite, Blair Michele, Neal Johnson

Candyality | 5225 North Clark
SHOP LATE: Open until 9PM – “Kid in a Candy Store” exhibit

Cassona Home Furnishings and Accessories | 5241 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: Open until 10PM – Reception for artist Jose Cruz with cheese, live music, and dancing!

Chicago Magic Lounge | 5050 North Clark
SHOWS: 7:30 & 10PM | The Signature Show

Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy | 5537 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-9PM – Reception in honor of artist Rosbel Alpi, a Cuban graphic design artist with with and a keen sense of what life in a modern socialist democracy is like. 100% of the sales go to Rosbel, who has never left Cuba. Music by Adjacent Cruise.

Chicago Therapy Collective at Andersonville Galleria | 5247 North Clark, 2nd floor artist loft
VISIT LATE: Open until 8PM – Trans Art Is is an ongoing discursive community art project and platform that is opening, intervening, and creating content and contact between transgender and gender non-conforming artists and Andersonville Galleria visitors. Experience and learn about local transgender and gender non-conforming artists and their artwork. In the exhibit, you will see artists photography, paintings, prints, sculptures, multi-media works and more. Bring artists’ works into your home and life to keep this meaningful discursive community dialogue alive by buying or leasing artworks and supporting the Trans Art Is project.

City Olive | 5644 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-8PM – Reception for artist Mollie Green.

Cowboys and Astronauts | 1478 West Summerdale
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-8PM – Check out the completed 3D chalk mural of artist Chris Carlson and nosh on lite bites.

Dearborn Denim & Apparel | 5202 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: Open until 10PM – Join Dearborn Denim in welcoming Bloodshot Records, an iconic local record label based here in Chicago that boasts some incredible signees like Ryan Adams, Neko Case, Andrew Bird, Murder By Death, and Laura Jane Grace. Merch, Prints, Vinyls, and many more pieces will be on display from the label. Evening cocktails sponsored by Stillhouse Whiskey.

Early to Bed | 5044 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-9PM – ETB is spotlighting their permanent collection of erotic art, including many new additions. Erotic & Feminist Mini Art Fair featuring local artists.

Elixir Andersonville | 1509 West Balmoral
DRINK LATE: Open until 2AM – Featuring the artwork by Tara Keating.  Special cocktail: $6 Arts Week Punch

First Slice Pie Café | 5357 North Ashland
DINE LATE – Open until 10PM – Featuring the artwork of Aaron Wooten.

Foursided | 5061 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-10PM – Reception for FOURSIDED creator and owner, Todd Mack, entitled- Collageries! Combining fonts with vintage ephemeral, his work thoughtfully crafts these items into exciting pieces of art —using the past to speak to the present. Join us for an open house (accompanied with refreshements and nibbles!)

Foyer Shop | 1480 West Berwyn
PARTY/RECEPTION: 7-10PM – Reception for artist Carnevale Clay.

Jameson Loves Danger | 5208 North Clark
SHOP LATE: Open until 8PM – Featuring the artwork of Darren Jones and Ruby Western.

Jerry’s Sandwiches | 5419 North Clark
DRINK SPONSOR Open until 1AM:  Click here for details on our Andersonville Arts Week Drink Promotion for Friday, September 14. Jerry’s is one of three redemption locations all weekend (Sept. 14-16)  for a glass of Andersonville Punch ($5 value).

PARTY/RECEPTION: And while you’re there, check out the artwork Megan Morey and Lisa Splet.

Kopi Cafe | 5317 North Clark
SHOP LATE: Open until 12AM – Featuring the artwork of various artists, antique textile from India, paintings from Bali, masks, and wood carvings from the islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

Lady Gregory’s | 5260 North Clark
DINE/DRINK LATE: Open until 2AM – Featuring a special Arts Week cocktail and the artwork of Brian Maguire, portrait; Henri Clifton, photography; John Wray, wood carved bar.

Lakeshore Dental Studio | 5505 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: Open until 10PM – Reception featuring the photography of Michael Kowalsky, paintings of Marie Alesia, and handmade artist Whiffahugs. Small bites served.

Las Manos Gallery | 1515 West Foster
PARTY/RECEPTION: 5-9PM – Reception for artists Michael McGuire and Michelle Peterson Albandoz.

Lawrence & Clark | 4755 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-9PM – Reception for artist Wesley Willis.

Lost Larson | 5318 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: Open until 9PM – Reception for artist in residence, Noelle Africh. Bree Schaffer will also displaying her primate-themed artwork in the back patio “jungle.” KOVAL will pop-up to serve samples with lite bites from Lost Larson.

Martha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things | 5407 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-10PM – Reception celebrating the work of artists Jean CateAndrew Jessup, and Facture Goods. Featuring a special collaboration with Bobby Schaffer of Lost Larson on painted chocolates and sweet delights.

Mercantile M | 5409 1/2 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: Join Mercantile M in celebrating their 5th Anniversary with a special reception for artist Yusef Riazi. Yusef Riazi was born and raised in Akron, OH to an Iranian immigrant father and an American mother. After a number of somewhat isolated years Yusef is finding his voice through photographing what he calls “The American Condition,” – old houses, metal awnings, vintage signage, mobile homes, details on automobiles to name just a few. Through color, texture and composition he attempts to show The American Condition as filtered through his eye.

Milk Handmade | 5137 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: Open until 9PM – Reception for artist Viktor Van Bramer with drinks from Chicago Distilling Company and light bites from Colectivo. Viktor Van Bramer is a self taught perfumer, painter and florist. In his exhibit, “body of work///work of body” he explores and zooms in on intimate contrasts coexisting with overlapping bodies and topographies.

Murray & White | 5416 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-10PM – Artist Meet & Greet and Cocktail Reception with artists from Misericordia’s Creative Arts Program, featuring handmade artwork, ceramics, jewelry, and products created from prints of their work on plates, trays, jewelry boxes, etc., as well as featuring culinary treats from Misericordia’s Hearts & Flowers bakery.

Norcross and Scott | 1476 West Berwyn
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-9PM – Reception for artist Chris Pappan.

Octavio Cantina & Kitchen | 5310 North Clark
DINE LATE + PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-8PM – Octavio will be hosting an open house for its “Artist in Residence” Cecilio Garcia. Garcia, a Chicago based artist known for his vibrant, colorful and often whimsical pieces, created the large portrait of the famous Mexican poet Octavio Paz located in the restaurant.  “I wanted the piece to encapsulate Octavio in a state of expression and muse. After much reading and research, I stumbled across a strong image that represented Octavio in a rare thoughtful state of thinking as a Mexican poet. The found photo image then transitioned into what became the inspiration for the head shot of the canvas.” – Artist Cecilio Garcia    

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness | 5609 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 5-10PM – Reception for photographer Christopher Mariano of Christopher Marz Photography with beverages provided by Empirical Brewery.

Philadelphia Church Community Center | 5437 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-10PM – Celebration Reception with refreshments, music, spoken word, and mingling with the artists:

Tiffany Daniels, singer/songwriter; Antonia Rupperturban community painting; Michael J. LeMay, poetry and graphic design; Deena, handmade craftsTerri Crockett, watercolors; John Shirk, spoken word; Gospel According to the Blues, live music; Arkaios Worship Team, live music

Ridman’s Coffee | 4758 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-8PM – Reception for artist Julia Thiel.

Robert Jeffrey Hair Studio | 5142 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: Open until 9PM – Reception with artist Amber Kouba.

Scout | 5221 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-9PM – Reception for artist Sylvia Schuster with lite bites and mellow jazz. With a career spanning six decades, Sylvia Schuster is an established artist who is recognized as a world class master printmaker. Her work has been acquired by some of the nations most discriminating collectors. And, in this fourth show at Scout, Sylvia brings some of her most evocative and elegant drawings to this year’s Andersonville Arts Week. So, we can all see and perhaps acquire this exceptional work. We’re honored to bring Sylvia Schuster to Andersonville in a Chicago exclusive event.

StudioUs | 4806 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-9PM – Reception for artist Laura Leigh Bean.

Swedish American Museum | 5211 North Clark
VISIT LATE: Open until 9PM – Visit the Museum galleries to view the work of Ariana Ramhage, painting; Karin Broos, painting.

MUSIC: Akvavit Theatre’s Micah Kronlokken

The Coffee Studio | 5628 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6:30-9PM – Reception for artist Connie Wolfe.

The Guesthouse Hotel | 4872 North Clark
PARTY/RECEPTION: 6-9PM – Meet the Artist mixer. Tania Rodamilans will feature some of her new canvases in addition to her exquisite jewelry collection. UrbanArtChicago by Andrew Christen features handmade wall art from recycled wood and pallets including large scale Chicago flags, “L” station signs and Chicago memorabilia. Taste the latest sensation – craft cocktails in a can! Our friends from Cutwater Spirits will be on hand with samples to enjoy. Special Arts Week discounts on all Cutwater Spirits purchases!

Transistor | 5224 North Clark
SHOP LATE: Open until 9PM – Featuring the artwork of Angler Fish Lighting and other in-house artists.

Transit Tees | 5226 North Clark
SHOP LATE: Open until 9PM – Featuring the wood creations of Matt Gillengerten.

Vincent | 1475 West Balmoral
DRINK SPONSOR Open until 11PM:  Click here for details on our Andersonville Arts Week Drink Promotion for Friday, September 14. Vincent is one of three redemption locations all weekend (Sept. 14-16)

PARTY/RECEPTION: Reception for artists Collin Klabunde and Mike Rivera/No Humans Around.

Women & Children First | 5233 North Clark
LITERARY READING: 7-8PM – Women & Children First will host Blanche Wiesen Cooke, legendary Eleanor Roosevelt historian who has written volume 1 through 3 on Eleanor Roosevelt. She’ll be in conversation with Linda, the co-founder of the bookstore. Refreshments from a local restaurant will be served. View event here.

Yoga Tree | 5238 North Clark
CLASS: 6:30-7:45PM – Join Yoga Tree for a special live music yoga class in studio featuring violist Brittany Nelson.

PARTY/RECEPTION: 8-10PM – Immediately following class, Yoga Tree hosts an artist reception for painter John Baker. The Accidental Cover Quartet will play during the reception from 8:15-9:15PM and light refreshments will be served.

John Baker is a prolific painter and performer, who creates art daily from his studio in Chicago. Working in a variety of media, John’s work celebrates life in a busy city, while exploring our deep connections to the natural world.

Click below to view daily schedules, or download the Andersonville Arts Week Guide