I thought of re-naming Oak Park “Art Park” for this post, but then, maybe you wouldn’t know what I was referring to. Tomorrow kicks off ArtRageous!, a five-day, art-filled fiesta celebrating local artisians. I’m highly anticipating the more than 50 events held in boutiques, shops and other businesses around the area. Five whole days, really? You betcha.

The kick-off party, ArtRageous Black & White Party! is from 7-10 p.m. tomorrow at Trattoria 225. Admission is $15, which includes tasty appetizers, signature drinks (from a cash bar), music, an auction – hosted by OP’s own Val Camilletti of Val’s Halla fame – and plenty of art.

To learn more, visit the ArtRageous! page on to find individual day events.

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Kate Pancero

Kate is quite the savvy shopper. Along with writing for Chicago Parent magazine, Kate has produced several shopping guides for Wednesday Journal. Kate's got the scoop when it comes to shopping in Oak Park,...