Save the date for the 32nd annual kitchen walk • Saturday, April 29, 2017 • 10am to 4pm

For 32 years, the Parenthesis Kitchen Walk has been a much anticipated highlight of spring in Oak Park and River Forest. The annual fundraiser showcases 10 stunning kitchens, all renovated in the prior year. A committee of professional designers and architects selects each kitchen from dozens of nominees based on how well each one demonstrates innovative, attractive and purposeful design.

Nomination Forms

Nominations are closed for the 2017 Kitchen Walk. Check back in September for nominations for Kitchen Walk 2018. Click "Read More" for nomination information and important forms.

History & Sponsors

It all started in 1985 with a kitchen remodel — today, over 1000 people tour 10 houses each year.


Many wonderful people volunteer as hosts and hostesses in our 10 featured kitchens each year. Volunteers work a 3 hour shift and get a free ticket to tour kitchens for the other half of the day. Click below for more information on volunteering.

Purchase Tickets

Online ticket sales are open for the 2017 Walk

Culinary Delights

In 2017, we were proud to highlight the delicious fare of local chefs including Bettyplum Confections, Chicago Style Vegan, Felony Franks, Happy Apple Pie Shop, New Rose Catering and Sugar Beet Co-Op,

Photo Gallery

Visit our sub-galleries to view the kitchen walk photos from previous years.