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What's Happening on Harrison Street

Coming to Harrison Street? We hope you are. But before you make the trip, please consult a business's website or social media for the most up to date information on its daily operations. The OPAD Business Directory links to them all. Thank you for supporting the small businesses of Harrison Street.


Shopping In Store and Online

Studio 144 Boutique

Studio 144 Boutique is a cozy and welcoming space offering women's fashion (sizes small - 3x), jewelry, fragrance, purses, skincare and more. The boutique is open for in person shopping on Thursdays and Fridays from 11am - 6pm, Saturdays from 11am - 5pm and Sundays from noon - 4pm. Looking for a gift for a special someone? Marcia will help you put together just the right stylish things! 144 Harrison

Bead in Hand

In-store or online, Bead in Hand is ready to help you with your jewelry making and crafting needs! Shop a gorgeous selection of semi-precious stone, Czech glass and unique findings or pick up a kit to give as a gift or play with at home. On the website, you'll find The Bead in Hand Store with links to Do It Yourself Beading Kits, Kits for the Holidays and basic Beading Instructions. Check out the new T-Shirt shop too! Bead in Hand is open every day of the week but due to space constraints, recommends that you make an appointment. 145 Harrison

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Do It Yourself! Bead & Ring Wrap Bracelet

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Learn the Legend of the Christmas Spider!

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Show your support with a t-shirt!

Val's halla Records

Val's has another amazing set of exclusive releases for vinyl fans this year. Welcome to RSD Black Friday 2020. For those who don't know, Record Store Day offers an opportunity to score special release titles through your local record store.
To keep people safe, Val's allows eight people in the store at a time for 25 minutes of browsing. To get one of these spots, you need to SIGN UP for the lottery, which will be held Wednesday, November 25 at 7pm. Shop online, buy gift certificates and check out the latest Vinyl Views too! 239 Harrison

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Know someone going to RSD? Surprise them with a GC!

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Why not take advantage of both?

Elevate Hair & Beauty Boutique

24/7 on Black Friday 11/27, use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout to score 20% off all Unite Haircare!
Use code SMALL on Saturday 11/28 for 20% off all trios and gift sets! Shop Elevate! 321 Harrison

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Support local brick & mortars through their online shops! This holiday season, shop til you drop from your comfy chair.


Exhibitions & Shopping Artfully

Purple Sun Arts

Purple Sun Arts is now open! Along with framed paintings, Purple Sun Arts has hand crafted jewelry, ornaments, wine glass charms, wreaths, greeting cards, bookmarks, collectable and antique glassware and very cool handpainted chairs! Art Journaling classes will be announced soon. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1-6pm. Extended hours for the holidays will start after Thanksgiving. 142 Harrison

Expressions Graphics

Alex Brightbill, a local artist and member of Expressions Graphics, has curated a Dia de los Muertos exhibition for the gallery. The fourteen featured artists are from Oak Park, Forest Park, Riverside, Chicago, and even as far away as Texas.
The Gallery exhibit will be on display through November 21. A variety of paintings, prints and jewelry will be on display along with a traditional altar dedicated to BLM, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, RBG and family members of the participating artists, who have lost loved ones from Covid-19.
Gallery viewing hours will be every Saturday from 1-3pm. The public is invited to follow Expressions Graphics (@expressionsgraphics) on social media, where you'll find more posts about the artists and their works. 29 Harrison

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Dancing Krow Studio & Social Club

The arts collective's fall show is The Warmth of Color, an exhibition celebrating peace, love, mindfulness and well-being. Studio doors are open on Wednesdays from 1-5pm. Take in the exhibition, shop for art by local artists and handmade soaps and hand sanitizer from Nine Waves Out Soap Company.
Dancing Krow artists are placing their best creations in the gallery for you
to buy for all those you love, including yourself, this holiday season. The gallery will also be open on Saturday, 11/21 from 1 - 5pm. Please wear a mask and social distance.
Just walking by, check out the art shelf window display and the smile peace flag garden! 43 Harrison

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Amani Borah

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Classes & Workshops

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Click for more information about Winter 2021 classes

L'Institut français d'Oak Park

Engage your mind this winter with l’Institut français d’Oak Park!
Registration is open for Winter 2021 French classes!

L’Institut français d’Oak Park offers professionally taught courses in all levels of French for adults and mature teens as well as weekly French conversation groups for adults and teens.
Register now for Winter 2021: January 18-March 27 All classes will be held online via Zoom.

▪ Beginning French Conversation I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII
▪ Advanced Beginner French Conversation and Grammar I
▪ Advanced Beginner French Culture and Conversation
▪ Intermediate French Culture and Conversation
▪ La Chanson Francophone
Beginning French Conversation I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII
Advanced Beginner French Conversation and Grammar I
Advanced Beginner French Culture and Conversation
Intermediate French Culture and Conversation
La Chanson Francophone

Conversation Café and Teen Conversation Café - French-only conversation groups meet Thursdays from 7-8pm on Zoom. Learn More & Register
Questions? Visit or contact Stacy Fifer at 11 Harrison


Care Giving & Wellness

ARIS at home:

Do you or a loved one need in home care assistance? ARIS at home is a locally owned, family run provider that specializes in compassionate non-medical home care for you or your loved one. ARIS at home is proud to stand for a new level of private home care focused on true values. This month, receive one week of ARIS' professional service at a discounted rate of up to six hours free! Evaluate if home care is the right fit for your current situation. Click HERE to learn more about the Home Care Trial Plan. 327 Harrison


"Food, Glorious Food"

(Yes, we sent this out earlier today but you might be procrastinating.)

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Orders are accepted through tomorrow, 11/17. Click now!

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Order by 11/20

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Thanksgiving Dinner orders are due by 11/22.

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Order by 11/24!

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Click to order your pie.

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When visiting the shops, salons, studios and restaurants of the Oak Park Arts District please follow the safety measures put in place for your health and ours.

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