Legacy Frameworks will have a booth at 39th Oak Park Ave-Lake Arts & Crafts Show this coming weekend, Aug 17 & 18 in Scoville Park. We have lived in Oak Park for several years and thought we would share some of our favorite places and events going on. If you’re coming from far away, Oak Park is a nice place to make a day trip.
Oak Park Ave-Lake Arts & Crafts Show - Aug. 17, 11am–7 pm and Aug. 18, 9am–5 pm. Free admission.
A juried event presented by American Society of Artists. Artists and craftsartists will display their paintings, artwear, graphics, woodworking, glass works, photography, jewelry and more.
Micro Brew Review - Saturday August 17, 2013, from 3pm–7pm.
Sample tastings from more than 90 craft beers from 30 Midwestern microbreweries, purchase food from local restaurateurs and groove to the sounds of local bands at this zero-waste event.
Wright Ride - Sunday Aug. 18th, 6am to 4pm.
Enjoy all the charm, beauty, and architectural character of the near western suburbs. Routes of 10, 30, and 50 miles. Course hours 6am to 4pm
Oak Park Farmers Market - Saturday Aug. 17, 460 Lake St., 7 am–1 pm
The Oak Park Farmers’ Market offers high quality, locally grown produce in the friendly, historic Village of Oak Park.
Frank Loydd Wright Home & Studio – Unity Temple – Various homes – Public Tour available Daily
Pleasant Home - also known as the John Farson House, is a landmark Prairie Style house museum located in the heart of Oak Park, Illinois, one the nation’s most architecturally significant villages.
Oak Park Conservatory - The Edwardian-style glass structure, built in 1929, houses a botanical collection of more than 3,000 plants, some of which date back to the Conservatory’s founding.
Oak Park Arts District: Harrison Street With a variety of galleries, specialty boutiques and unique restaurants, in addition to businesses that focus on the healing arts, this district is a rich, artistic and cultural shopping destination in Oak Park.
Downtown Oak Park & Marion Street District Downtown Oak Park is a unique shopping and dining district housed in an eclectic architectural setting. Some of our favorites include
Gem specializes in unique, handmade jewelry from designers both local and international. They also create our own beautiful jewels in our on-premise studio
Muse Muse seeks to bring fresh and innovative style to this historic brick street.
Taste of Brazil - Tasty traditional Brazilian food and deserts
Hole in the Wall Custard Shop – Need we say more.
Arapos - Venezuelan comfort food
Kyber Pass - Indian Buffet
Marion Street Cheese Market - Fine wine and cheeses as well as a sophisticated restaurant and outdoor seating area.
CTA – Take the Green line out to either the Harlem (downtown oak park) or Oak Park (Oak Park ave shopping district) Stops. Or Take the Blue Line to the Oak Park stop and either ride or walk the 2 miles north to downtown, but be sure to visit Taste of Brazil, Hole in the Wall Custard or the Conservatory before you head north.
Biking – We suggest, from the city, taking either a northern or southern route through the west side of the city. In the north we suggest Diversey west to Oak Park Avenue south. From the south we suggest 35th east to California north to 31st west and take East Avenue north.
Driving – Downtown oak Park is on situated on Lake street between Harlem and Oak Park Ave. The closest expressway it 290, the Eisenhower. There are a few parking garages and may metered lots, but parking information is scarce.