Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33

WPB. It’s our  name and the name of the community we serve. It is where we live and what we live for. We help make this hood happen. WPB works when we grease the gears of commerce. It flourishes when we promote its arts. It stays beautiful because we keep it clean. Our culture thrives with our celebration of it. We are the forum to hear its voice. We are the volunteers who serve it. More importantly, we are it.


Wicker Park Fest Arts 2017 Call for Artists

One Big Thing

On Feb. 7, 2017, the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and WPB Special Service Area (SSA) #33 announced six finalists for the largest public art commission in their history: John. E Bannon, Lynn Basa, Nicole Beck, Curt Brill, Paul Kuhn and Chris Boyd Taylor. Selected by a jury of Chicago arts professionals, one artist will be awarded a $30,000-$75,000 commission to create a permanent installation to be displayed at the highly visible intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Wood Street in the heart of the Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhoods. This new piece of public art has been dubbed ONE BIG THING.  Learn more about this project on the One Big Thing page. And take our survey to let us know which one is your favorite.

WPB SSA #33 Master Plan Update

The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Special Service Area #33 is proud to introduce our 2016 Master Plan. This five-year strategic plan will guide our ongoing efforts.

Please see the project website for more information, www.WPBforward.org.




WPB SSA #33 was successfully renewed in December, 2014 for another 15 year term. WPB SSA #33 will be able to continue to provide services through 2029.

More information on the process, please see our community meetings presentation, here.