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Hubbard Woods Design and Dine First Friday

Hubbard Woods comes alive on First Friday nights!

The Hubbard Woods Design District (HWDD) continues to host its exciting monthly “First Friday” events! On April 5th, the district will feature a Cocktail Hop, with each store featuring its own signature libation. Stroll the neighborhood and taste them all! Participating businesses will feature unique offerings including lively art, striking design, special presentations and must-have new products. First Friday hours will be from 5 to 8 pm. All locations will offer drinks and food, and some will even have live music!


The 15 participating merchants are:


Benvenuti and Stein                                 MyEyeDr          

Chicago Boudoir Photography                   Phototronics

Crème de la Crème                                  Randoons                      

Graeters                                                 Reprise Roasters 

Grateful Bites                                         Robbins Architecture

Green Bay Cycles                                    Skandäl

Marigolds                                              Vivid Art Gallery

Mattie M                                                                      



Participating stores are identified with festive “First Friday” signs and balloons out front. First Friday Design District maps are available at all locations.


First Fridays in Hubbard Woods were begun in October, 2016, by Vivid Art Gallery, an HWDD member.   Intrigued by the gallery’s success in attracting the local community to a Friday night event, HWDD saw an opportunity to turn it into something bigger.  According to Cynthia Burr, board member of HWDD and owner of Vivid Art Gallery, “First Friday’s have become a real event for the community. It’s an easy after-work or pre-dinner destination where friends can meet, mingle and shop.” 


The Hubbard Woods Design District is an association of businesses located in the three-block retail area on the north end of Winnetka along Green Bay Road between Tower Road and Scott Avenue, commonly referred to as “Hubbard Woods.”  Its designation as a “Design District” reflects the heavy concentration of art, fashion and design-focused establishments in the area.