Downtown Waukegan becomes the cultural hub and envy of the North Shore on the third Saturday of every month. There are galleries and venues in the Arts & Entertainment District with classic and modern art. All have pieces for sale, but if you are not in the buying mode you can always practice your critiquing.

Several of the galleries and venues serve complimentary refreshments. If you are in the mood for something more satiating,  all of the downtown restaurants are open for business and feature full bars, full menus and excellent staff.

Music is EVERYWHERE at ArtWauk! The art galleries and restaurants often feature local and not so local musicians.

With all of this, plus live theater – often in all three downtown locations – and live dance performances, ArtWauk is a CAN’T MISS event.   For information on upcoming ArtWauks, including performers, featured artists and events, please visit

If you’d like to participate in ArtWauk, work directly with a local merchant. It’s that simple!