ESDC Pilsen Summer Art Walk


Join us 3rd Fridays this summer in Pilsen! The Pilsen Summer Art Walk is presented as part of the Chicago Made Professional Development Series, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

This is the latest ESDC initiative under the Shop Pilsen programs, which are focused to attract locals and visitors all year round. The Pilsen Summer Art Walk will have more than a dozen visual artists and performers showcasing their diverse artistic or musical talents, as well as 13 local galleries and shops joining this vibrant walk.

Art walks in Pilsen have been on hiatus since the pandemic and artists were affected in many ways, too. ESDC announces its first-ever Pilsen Summer Art Walk to bring visual artists, musicians, and Pilsen galleries and shops to an outdoor and artistically inspired setting.

We encourage participants to purchase unique art, listen to live music performances or make plans before or after hours at our many popular restaurants and local eateries.

“The Pilsen Art Walk embraces the connections of arts, culture, and economic development,” says Jaime Garza, Special Events Director at ESDC. “Galleries will get to showcase prominent local, national, and international artists, as well as support hand-crafted works by artisans. Also, Pilsen’s culture and art scene play a key role in continuing its legacy of building community wealth. We need to keep driving investment to creatives and community builders.”

To plan your walk, view/download map here.

Visit one of our many restaurants in Pilsen. Call for hours.
Frida Room – closes 2:30 p.m.
Yvolina’s Tamales – closes 6 p.m.
Mole Village – closes 6 p.m.
D’Nuez – closes 8 p.m.
Chepe’s Tacos – closes 8 p.m.
Cecina Grill – closes 9 p.m.
Lalo’s on Maxwell – closes 10 p.m.
La Esperanza – closes 10 p.m.
Canton Regio – closes 10 p.m.
5 Rabanitos – closes 10 p.m.
Taco Azteca – closes midnight

For questions about the Pilsen Summer Art Walk, contact Jaime at For media inquiries, please email


Calling Artists, Vendors, Performers, Artisans! In partnership with DCASE, ESDC is excited to hold its first artist cohort that will graduate on to ESDC Pilsen Art Walk.  The workshops serve to prepare you to be successful at the Pilsen Art Walk and help take your craft to the next level. For questions about the ESDC Artist Cohort, contact Diana at


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ESDC Artist Cohort Series 2022

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  • How to Make Your Own Flyers – July
  • How to Market Your Art – August – Date and time coming soon.