In celebration of the College of DuPage hosting its latest art exhibit: Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop, we're welcoming Warhol to Downtown Wheaton! From June 3, through September 10, enjoy many Warhol-inspired events and promotions throughout Downtown and the City of Wheaton.
Wheaton Warhol Discovery Guide
The Wheaton Warhol Discovery Guide is a FREE mobile-exclusive guide to Downtown Wheaton’s celebration of the College of DuPage’s Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop event.
Check-in at each event for the chance to win a Downtown Wheaton Gift Certificate. The more events you attend, the more entries you receive! No downloads or apps required!
Where's Warhol Scavenger Hunt
June 3 - September 10
Join the search party and find different versions of Andy Warhol inside your favorite Downtown Wheaton shops! Put your seeking skills to the test and enjoy the rest with this free, family-friendly activity! Visit local restaurants and businesses along the way to check out some limited-time, Warhol-themed items.
BABAM - 125 N. Main St. | Baby Doll Bakery - 207 S. Hale St.
Five & Hoek Coffee Co. - 112B N. Main St.
Frocks and Frills Vintage - 203 S. Hale St.
Jeans and a Cute Top Shop - 123 W. Wesley St.
Kilwins Wheaton - 100 N. Hale St. | Kimmer's Ice Cream - 109 E. Front St.
M&Co. Salon - 135 N. Hale St. | MION Artisan Soap - 204 W. Wesley St.
MOORE Toys & Gadgets - 107 E. Front St.
My Half of The Sky - 121 W. Wesley St.
Naperville Running Company - 102 W. Front St.
The Burger Social - 108 N. Hale St. | The Protein Spot - 111 W. Front St.
Wheaton Meat Co. - 310 S. Main St. | Wyckwood House - 126 N. Hale St.
The Missing Piece: An Art Heist Mystery
August 24 | 5:30 p.m.
Famous Art Collector Reginald Sturmley has decided to unveil the mysterious (and never before seen) Progresso Minestrone Soup Can painting. Legend has it that this is Andy Warhol’s very first soup can painting, produced earlier than the Campbell’s Tomato Soup Can. But before the public showing, the painting disappears!
Who stole the piece? And why?
Meet eccentric art collectors and flamboyant detectives as your group journeys to several Downtown Wheaton businesses, collecting clues as you encounter the suspects. The night will begin at the DuPage Art League where you’ll enjoy light bites and a beverage provided by 302 Wheaton. After you connect the clues to this whodunnit, gather at Westside Improv to find out who stole The Missing Piece!
Factory Fridays: Murals and Music
Friday, June 9, July 7, August 4 | 6 p.m.
The Factory was Andy Warhol’s NYC studio where his art came to life – and it quickly became a creative meeting place for artists and musicians to collaborate. This summer, enjoy three Factory Fridays on Hale Street featuring live mural painting and live music. Each Friday features a different Wheaton College artist painting one panel of a Warhol-inspired mural in their own style. The three panels will come together creating a brand-new work! Enjoy dining under the Innovator Hale Street Tents during this event – reservations recommended.
Pop Art Photo Ops
June 3 - September 10
Pose as the iconic Marilyn, Queen Elizabeth, and more and snap a selfie with the Wheaton soup can. Don’t forget to take a picture in the “big chair” to commemorate your visit to Downtown Wheaton!
Tag @DowntownWheaton in your photos and use #WheatonWarhol to join in the fun!
Windows Into Warhol
July - September 10
Enjoy local artists’ Warhol-inspired artwork in the windows of your favorite Downtown Wheaton shops and restaurants. Head inside to shop, dine, and learn more about the eccentric Andy Warhol, with fun facts alongside each art piece. In partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Rain or Shine:
Unless otherwise indicated, outdoor events occur rain or shine. If lightning or other dangerous weather is imminent or present, the DWA reserves the right to cancel or delay any remaining event activities. Updates on the status of an interrupted or canceled event will be posted to Facebook and Instagram @downtownwheaton. Please note, event websites and social media pages may not be immediately updated to reflect any weather related changes. In the event a ticketed event is canceled, the DWA will email ticket holders with options for their unused tickets.
The Downtown Wheaton Association takes photographs and videos of attendees for the purpose of promoting our events, promotions, membership, etc. By attending any DWA events and/or promotions the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) agrees to the use and distribution of their image/likeness (or that of a minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such activities for any purpose without inspection, compensation, or any other consideration now and in the future.