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Midsummer Block Party

Join us in celebration of a summer that is getting back to normal. Come see our new studio and check out some of our latest lines for fall. Get a behind the scenes sneak peek at what we've been up too!

Who: Kimball Arts Center is a hub of Chicago creativity located next to The 606 Trail, where Logan Square meets Humboldt Park. Home to a collection of independent businesses for over 15 years, KAC is always inclusive and always open-minded. The space is open and available to lease.

Ørkenoy is a creative enclave located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, operating as a brewery, kitchen and synergetic haunt for local artists. Driven by “unchartered inspiration,” the hybrid venue, anchored within the Kimball Arts Center, is infused with Nordic influences and an eclectic, welcoming ambiance

What/Why: The 2021 Midsummer Block Party is a collaboration between Kimball Arts Center and Ørkenoy to welcome the community and friends into their newly-renovated space. The event will have food, drinks, music, and vendors to celebrate the creative energy surrounding the Kimball Arts Center. The Midsummer Block Party will also serve as an unveiling of the Kimball Arts Center’s new mural and Artist in Residence Program.

When: Saturday, June 26th, 2021 | 11 AM- 8 PM
Where: Kimball Arts Center, 1757 N Kimball Ave.
RSVP Link for Attendees:


  • This is a free event, however attendees will be encouraged to RSVP via Eventbrite to manage capacity. All Covid-19 protocols will be followed and capacity limited in indoor spaces.
  • Vendors will be located at tables on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Kimball Arts Center, along with the attached parking lot.
  • In the event of rain, the Midsummer Block Party will be moved to a partially covered dock space within Kimball Arts Center.
  • Kimball Arts Center and Ørkenoy will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Grocery Run Club

Please reach out if you have any questions to:
Jonny Ifergan, Ørkenoy,, 312-576-8137
Nick Stocking, Stocking Urban/ Kimball Arts Center,, 312-208-8191
Maura Connors,, 773-629-0975