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Third Thursdays – Bossy Characters!

July 12, 2024

Thursday, July 18 | 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Free | Light refreshments will be served.

Authors Nancy Stevenson and Donna Vos discuss the joys of writing. Stevenson’s first novel, Long Reach will be published shortly. Vos is a published author whose works can be found under the pseudonym “Donna Cousins.”


Leslie Wolfe Gallery presents PRIYA TRIPATHI

July 11, 2024

With over 15 years of experience, Priya found her passion in the subject matter of still life (and occasionally, landscapes). Her love of vibrant color and impasto led her to the Old Masters and the style of impressionism. Through expressive brushstrokes and careful placement of color, Tripathi can portray three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface.

Opening Reception: July 14, 2024, 2 to 4 PM
Exhibition: July 10 to August 7, 2024

Tuesday – Friday 10 to 5
Saturdays 10 to 1 
1763 N North Park Ave



B-I-N-G-O! Be there or be a Bingo Square…

Please join us for our second annual BYOB Bingo on Sunday, July 21, 6pm, at the Triangle. Emceed by Darius Tandon, our illustrious former OTTA Secretary, bingo players will have their chance at an array of prizes. In addition, there will be Old Town trivia and live piano accompaniment. What else could you possibly want to do on a Sunday evening in July! 
You can register and donate below – we recommend $10, but any amount is welcome. Registration is not required, but greatly appreciated as it helps us make a better event for you! 

Bastille Day Celebrations

June 28, 2024

Events throughout the greater Old Town area include painter Priya Tripathi’s opening reception at the Leslie Wolfe Gallery (2 – 4 PM), Cafe/Cabaret Cocktail Reception (4 – 6 PM)  at the Triangle Center (Menomonee & North Park), kids craft events at the Near North Library on Division, a Pet Fashion Stroll for furry family members at Burton Place, and a showing of the movie, Ratatouille at Ella Jenkins Park (Wisconsin & Sedgwick) at the end of the day. Many local businesses will offer specials to celebrate the holiday.

In 2023, the Old Town Triangle Association and Old Town Merchants & Residents Association “Twinned” with our counterparts in Montmartre. Recognizing the shared history of arts, entertainment, and local food establishments – it seemed a natural connection. With Chicago and Paris having Sister City status, we are following their lead in a more communal fashion. Without set parameters, we are able to offer different options for everyone to participate. If you have any interest, suggestions, questions about how to participate in this “Twinning” effort, feel free to join. We are always looking for ways to celebrate this unique friendship.  

You can register and donate below – we recommend $10, but any amount is welcome. Registration is not required, but greatly appreciated as it helps us make a better event for you!


Leslie Wolfe Gallery presents Joe Taylor

June 12, 2024

Joseph Taylor is an oil painter, printmaker, and freelance illustrator. He has had a studio in Evanston, Illinois for over 25 years. An award-winning painter and printmaker, he studied art at Indiana University and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and specializes in large scale oil paintings. Joe teaches painting at The Old Town Triangle Assoc…and he bakes a mean cherry pie.

Reception: Sunday June 30 | 2 – 4 PM
Exhibition: June 4 to July 9, 2024

Joe Taylor will be teaching summer classes at OTTA! For more info, click here.

Oil & Acrylic Painting with Joe Taylor

Tuesdays | June 18 – August 20 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | 10 Weeks
Wednesdays | June 19 – August 20 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM | 10 Weeks

Fern Hill Update – May 2024

May 17, 2024

Many in the community are invested in the Fern Hill proposal. Here is a list of updates, news, and information regarding questions posed by the Triangle Board and the Historic District Planning and Zoning Committee and the resulting position that was taken. 

Wells St Commercial Building Context Draft.

An April 23 2024 letter written by OTTA Board of Directors to Alderman Hopkins outlining the significant concerns shared by the majority of our members can be found here.

On March 5, 2024, a letter was sent to city officials requesting clarification of certain zoning rules at play in the Fern Hill proposal. To date, city officials have not responded to that letter (click here to view)

Triangle Center Planters

May 3, 2024

The hanging window planters were becoming too difficult to maintain and they were limited to a season. The need to brighten our outdoor space remains. Four new, large planters will help fill the void and provide natural beauty to our setting. These large planters require a great deal more planting resources. Help us create a welcoming adornment for our building by making a donation here!  

Entrepreneurship in Craft Brewing

April 19, 2024

Join as to hear from John Hall (Goose Island Beer Company), Greg Hall (Virtue Cider) and Fran Tuite (River St. Joe Brewery) will discuss the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship in the craft brewing world. From the very start through today. Register here today!

Samples might be included!

This is part of a regular series of speakers coming to the Triangle Center. Each month (on the third Thursday) different speakers will address topics of interest. Everyone is welcome. 

Tickets: $10 / Free for Members. 

Greek Wine, Greek Food, Greek Music…

April 18, 2024

The Events Committee continues to offer great options with the return of the Triangle Wine Tasting with a twist! A night of Greek culture awaits you on May 8th. Wine PLUS food and music will fill the Triangle Center. Tickets on sale now – $50 per person ($25 Discount for OTTA Members). Click here to register.

Patricia Patterson

March 22, 2024

Patterson’s paintings create narratives with collected objects, collective memory, and a nod to art history. While the objects are chosen for their color, their placement results in relationships that suggest complex human relationships, archetypes and messages. The series was created in Mexico City and many of the rich cultural traditions of Mexico can be seen in the work. 

Patterson, born in Illinois, is currently the Chair of Fine Arts at Loyola Academy. She worked and painted in Mexico City for the last 25 years and has a new studio in Evanston.

Opening Reception: Sunday April 7, 2 – 4 PM
Exhibition: March 30 – April 27 2024