West Town Chamber of Commerce
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
West Towners Mourn ‘Heart Of The Neighborhood’ Kara Salgado, Woman Behind Do Division, West Fest And More
Salgado ran the West Town Chamber of Commerce for 20 years and was the force behind popular street festivals like Do Division and West Fest. She died from cancer in December.
West Town Winterfest Returns Saturday With ‘Jolly Trolley,’ Deals To Encourage Shopping Local
The event runs 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday on Chicago Avenue and other business corridors in the area and features a Jolly Trolley shopping tour.
West Town Art Walk Returns This Weekend With Art Tours, Galleries And More
West Town shops, businesses, restaurants and galleries are hosting special art-themed events, activities and more Friday-Saturday.
Surrealist Mural Takes Over Former Tecalitlan Space In West Town As Barcocina Restaurant Plans To Move In
Artist Joseph Renda Jr. painted a large mural outside the Mexican restaurant's former location. Lakeview restaurant Barcocina is expanding into the space.
West Fest Chicago 2022 Lineup Includes Lala Lala, Protomartyr, Deerhoof, Local DJs And More
Hosted by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, West Fest Chicago runs July 8-10 on Chicago Avenue between Wood Street and Damen Avenue.
Swap And Strut Pop-Up Brings Glamorous Clothes With A Purpose To West Town
The label donates a portion of its sales to organizations helping women: "This is a woman-focused brand made by women for women to help women."
Kone Ranger Pop-Up Brings Custom Streetwear, Screen Printing Studio To West Town
The temporary location on Chicago Avenue is Konrad and Kevin Eiring's first brick-and-mortar store. "We're mixing this cowboy aesthetic with a Chicagoan tough grit."
West Fest, Do Division Street Festivals Returning This Summer After 2-Year Pandemic Hiatus
Do Division will return the first weekend in June, followed by West Fest in early July.
Chicago Makers Pop-Up Shop Expands To West Town, With Wicker Park Location On The Way
The pop-up shop launched last fall. The owners now plan to sell products from more than 90 small business owners across their three locations.
Kiss The Brain Pop-Up Gallery Opens In West Town For 2-Week Run
The gallery is displaying photos, paintings and a variety of prints, jewelry and clothing through Sept. 19.
Do Division Canceled In West Town Despite City’s Street Fest Guidance
"When you're planning special events, there comes a time in the timeline when you have to pull the plug."
West Town Becoming Chicago’s ‘Gallery District’ As Neighborhood Draws Women, Artists Of Color To Chicago Avenue
PATRON is opening this weekend in West Town next door to several other art galleries that have opened or relocated to the neighborhood since 2015.
You Can Earn $50 If You Spend $250 At West Town Restaurants And Shops In February
The Spend Local to Save Local rewards program is run by the West Town Chamber of Commerce.
Fashion Designer Launches First Pop-Up In West Town Chamber’s New Rotating Storefront
If the neighborhood continues to support her business named NICZKA, Tania Mackey hopes to open a permanent store.
West Town Art Walk Kicks Off Friday With Mix Of In-Person And Virtual Events
Starting Friday, several West Town bars, restaurants, galleries, retail stores and other businesses will offer special discounts or free events.
Nature Yoga Sanctuary Closes Wicker Park Studio After 16 Years, But Virtual Training Will Continue
Owner Nicole Sopko said closing the business was a "necessary financial decision." Attendance in virtual classes dropped and soon the studio saw less than half its typical income.
West Town’s Virtual ‘Dancing In The Streets’ Festival Includes Grateful Dead Tribute — And A Beer Discount
West Town Chamber of Commerce leaders also switched Do Division Street Fest and West Fest Chicago to virtual events in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Flour Power, A Neighbor-Funded Homemade Pasta Shop, Opens This Week In West Town
Schwa alums Wilson Bauer and Alice Richter are opening the neighborhood pasta shop of their dreams on Thursday.
West Fest Chicago Goes Online This Week With Music, Local Vendors And More
The festival will run Wednesday to July 22 with promotions from West Town businesses, livestreamed music and DJ performances.
West Town Business Damaged Recently? This Emergency Board Up Grant Is Available
The grant will provide West Town small businesses up to 100 percent of board up costs (or the cost of your insurance deductible) up to $1,000.