The Artistic Spirit runs deep in the Oak Park Area and shows itself through dazzling displays of public art, galleries and boutique shops for wearable art. Local Art is front and center with the Oak Park Art League where they have been mentoring artists and encouraging beginners since 1921. The Riverside Arts Center and Freeark Gallery offers ever changing exhibits, classes and themed events. While you are in the area, check out Oak Park’s Marvelous Mini Murals where the baron railroad viaducts have been transformed by local artists into a magnificent large display of public art.
Local Shopping offers an array of shops, galleries and boutiques where you can find that perfect outfit or piece of wall art you’ve been searching for. These are the best places to find Urban Local Made and Illinois Made items that are a stand out from the mass produced chain store offerings.