What's Happening in West Town
July 2020

A monthly round-up of neighborhood business events & news!
The West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce releases TWO monthly newsletters. One (this one) "What's Happening in West Town" is a promotional summary of neighborhood happenings and business events, and the other newsletter is informational for Chamber Members announcing meetings and chamber programs. If you would like to receive the Chamber Member's monthly newsletter, we encourage you to join the chamber by clicking  here .
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Virtual West Fest Chicago
Arts & Entertainment
Food & Beverage
Retail & Community
VIRTUAL WEST FEST CHICAGO
Enjoy Specials from Neighborhood Businesses
from July 15-22
Plus Two Nights of Live Music Streaming on Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18!
The Virtual Festival
West Town Chamber of Commerce’s signature summer festival, West Fest Chicago, is returning virtually this year! From July 15 to 22, Virtual West Fest Chicago will feature week-long special promotions from West Town’s small businesses and two nights of live streaming music and DJ mixes. Similar to the street festival, there is a suggested donation of $10 to tune in, if you're able.

The Music
Featuring rising artists programmed by Empty Bottle Presents and Chicago House DJs, the music fest will take place on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. at www.westfestchicago.com .

Support West Town's Small Businesses
From July 15-22, West Town restaurants and retailers will offer #WestFestChicagoAtHome specials, discounts, and promotions! Peruse the virtual fest vendors and their limited time specials at www.westfestchicago.com .

Pet Fest
In addition to promotions and giveaway opportunities, patrons can head to the @WestFestChicago Instagram page to tune into Pet Fest programming brought to you by Canine Crews !
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Catherine Edelman Gallery
1637 W. Chicago Ave.
Opening & New Exhibitions
Opening Reception: Friday, July 10, 12-8pm
Exhibition runs through September 4, 2020

Catherine Edelman Gallery is excited to open its doors with two exhibitions: the first artist collaborative exhibition in its 32+ history, “Photography & _____,” and Michael Koerner: “Hibakusha: A tribute to the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings.” The shows open July 10 and run through September 4, 2020. To avoid crowds, the opening reception will be from noon – 8:00 pm on Friday, July 10. Many artists will be in attendance throughout the day.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Art After Work
Thursday, July 16 from 5 - 6 p.m.

Join Intuit for Art After Work, a free series of drop-in art making. On Thursday, July 16, a teaching artist will lead a workshop inspired by an artist in Intuit’s exhibitions and the outsider art genre. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.art.org .

One Night Stand
Wednesday, July 29 from 7:30 - 8 p.m.

Join us on the last Wednesday of the month for One Night Stand, an event where Intuit will dive deep into one of the pieces on view in Outsider Art: The Collection of Victor F. Keen . For more information and to RSVP, visit www.art.org .
The Paramount Group
1748 W. Lake St.
Movies on the Mural
Every Wednesday in July

For the month of July, we will be showing movies on Eden’s mural wall (1748 W. Lake St.) every Wednesday, beginning July 1. Plan to arrive at 7pm and grab a spot in the lot. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Eden’s menu and additional items from concession stands. ⁠Movies starts at dusk (8:45pm) projected on a screen in front of the mural. ⁠Make sure to book reservations on OpenTable!
Chicago Center for Music Education - ChiME
1148 W. Chicago Ave.
Summer Music Online

Summer music programs are offered online for ages 6 months through adults. Most classes require no prior experience. Discover the joy of making music! View the omplete listing of offerings for July at http://www.chimemusic.org/summer-2020.html.
Western Exhibitions
1709 W Chicago Ave.
Visionaries + Voices
On view through July 11

Western Exhibitions is privileged to present a curated selection of paintings, drawings, ceramics, artist books and sculptures from artists who make work at Visionaries + Voices (V+V), a progressive art studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. The gallery has re-opened by appointment only until further notice, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Please email scott@westernexhibitions.com or call (312) 480-8390 to schedule a viewing.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
District Brew Yards
417 N. Ashland Ave.
Celebrate 4th of July Weekend with District Brew Yards
Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5

Celebrate Independence Day on our new 90+ person patio! Enjoy barbecue from our new partner Lillie's Q, and beers from Around the Bend, Bold Dog, Burnt City, and Casa Humilde! (Regular weekend hours apply: Friday, 7/3 3-11 p.m.; Saturday 7/4 noon-11 p.m.; Sunday 7/5 noon-9 p.m.) For more socially distant holiday plans, order beer and Lillie's Q for delivery or pickup via www.districtbrewyards.com .
RETAIL & COMMUNITY
The Movement Guild Chicago
1659 W. Hubbard St.
Virtual Yoga for Low Back Pain
Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join us to work on increasing hip and thoracic motion, building central and pelvic stability, and much more! To book a class, click here .
Club Pilates - Wicker Park
1348 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Intro to Private One-On-One Training Package
Book now!

Pilates is for every type of body! Book three sessions for the discounted price of $230.
Redefined Decor
1819 W. Grand Ave.
Re-Opening
Starting Wednesday, July 1

Redefined Decor is re-opening its doors starting July 1! Stop in to peruse an eclectic mix of antiques, mid 20th-century and vintage furnishings, unique accessories, and original art.
The Robey
2018 W. North Avenue
Outdoor Rooftops Now Open

Summer is here and our rooftops are open! Guests staying at the Robey receive 20% off at Cabana Club and Up Room.
Wicker Park Inn
1331 N. Wicker Park Ave.
Stay Local
Through August 31

Travel plans cancelled? Try a local vacation instead! Staycation packages now available at the Wicker Park Inn. Plus use promo code STAYLOCAL when booking and receive 15% off your stay. 

Work From Home at Wicker Park Inn
Through November 31

The Wicker Park Inn is now offering private offices for professionals who need a productive space to work remotely. Our guest rooms offer a dedicated VPN, ethernet connection, large desk, plush seating and private bathroom. Rates as low as $50/day when using promo code WFH when you reserve directly.
City Children's Academy
777 N. Green St.
Re-opened & Accepting Enrollment

We offer full and part-time programs for children between the ages of 6 weeks through 6 years old. Our mission is to provide fun, creative, and innovative early childhood education that grants our students the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Please contact our school for more information and to receive a virtual tour!
Spanish Acueducto
1367 West Chicago Ave.
Limited Time Special!

For a limited time, purchase a 10 hour package of private lessons for $500 (originally $600) when you schedule your lesson before 5:30 p.m. Lesson should be finished by 6:55 p.m.
West Town Chamber of Commerce | 1819 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago IL 60622 | info@westtownchamber.org | www.westtownchamber.org