Elko Hardwoods' First 2nd Friday of 2017

Pilsen: the place to be on the 2nd Friday of the month

For those of you who aren’t yet in-the-know, the Pilsen neighborhood is the place to be in Chicago for every 2nd Friday of the month. Our new showroom is open to the public for a few extra hours on these evenings with great furniture, music, refreshments, and conversation.

The Chicago Arts District is an organization that supports the numerous artists and galleries of East Pilsen in their creative and entrepreneurial ventures.

The most notable way that you can experience the support of the arts in Pilsen is through 2nd Fridays, a long-running self-led gallery walk organized by CAD. The event is free to the public, and runs from 6-10p every second Friday of every month, rain or shine (or freezing rain, as the case may be!). Here is a map of the 30+ current gallery offerings.

We are honored to call this corner of Chicago our new home, and had a ton of fun keeping our doors open a few hours later last Friday night to participate in the first monthly 2nd Fridays Art Walk of 2017. The tunes were groovy, the snacks and drinks enjoyed, and best of all, we had great time getting to know a diverse crowd of Chicagoans over our beautiful tables.

As usual, the 250-year-old Ash Table in our front window attracted the most attention, but the Cherry Desk and Walnut Table were close seconds! It’s often moving for people from the area to see the old, familiar trees they perhaps grew up around have a second life that’s so striking.

This family-friendly event is casual and vibrant, and the majority of the art in the area changes from month-to-month, making each 2nd Friday an easy addition to your calendar. We’re currently featuring our fine furniture as well as ceramics by Dubhe Carreño and Kate Tremel, and natural-dye-on-silk art by L. Crespo of Argaman&Defiance.

If you missed out on the good times this Friday, plan to join us for next 2nd Friday on February 10. Come ready to snack, sip, and explore in our gorgeous space. We’re located at 2003 S Halsted, an easy 10 minute drive from downtown with available street parking.