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West Town Art Walk Returns For 9th Season With Live Music, Wine Tastings And Build-Your-Own-Face-Mask Workshop

The West Town Art Walk, presented by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday and 12-8 p.m. Saturday.

Shoppers at last year's West Town Art Walk.
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WEST TOWN — This weekend, a two-mile stretch of urban galleries, bars and public venues will participate in a celebration of local art.

The ninth annual West Town Art Walk, presented by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday and 12-8 p.m. Saturday.

The free event spans a 1.6-mile stretch of Chicago Avenue between Milwaukee and Western avenues, as well as a half-mile of Ashland Avenue between Chicago Avenue and Division Street.

A pop-up marketplace at Ciao Chicago, 1656 W. Chicago Ave., will headquarter the art walk with local makers, DJs, food and drinks.

The event also includes free public art walking tours along Chicago Avenue.

Other activities will include (but are not limited to) a build-your-own-face-mask-bar at Paperish Mess, 1945 W. Chicago Ave., a children’s arts fest in the parking lot at First Midwest Bank, 1445 W. Chicago Ave. and a film screening at the West Town Public Library, 1625 W. Chicago Ave.

Wine tastings will be available at Ciao Chicago as well as The Noble Grape, 802 N. Bishop St. Local kitchens including Bar Biscay, Funkenhausen, Pie-Eyed Pizzeria and El Metro Cantina will serve food specials.

For more information, follow the art walk on Facebook.

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A rickshaw transports 2013 West Town Art Walk attendees.
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Shoppers peruse a local store during the 2017 West Town Art Walk.
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Shoppers peruse a local store during the 2017 West Town Art Walk.
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Shoppers peruse a local store during the 2017 West Town Art Walk.

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