Glenwood Ave Arts District Festival Aug 20 – 22
The Glenwood Avenue Arts District has announced that it will be hosting the 20th Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest on August 20th through August 22nd along the cobblestones streets of Glenwood Avenue and Morse avenue in the “Heart of Rogers Park”.
The festival will kick-off on Friday August 20th with the Friday Night Cobblestone Jam from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
On Saturday and Sunday the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest will bring over 90 visual artists to line Morse Avenue from Wayne to Greenview and Glenwood Avenue from Farwell to Lunt, presenting a diverse selection of artists and craftworkers, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textile, metal, mixed media and functional art.
The festival will also host two stages with over 24 live music acts featuring a wide variety of musical genres.
To insure public safety, the festival will comply with COVID-19 guidelines that will be applicable as of August 20th, 2021. Specific Covid-19 safety protocols will be announced prior to the festival.
As in past years, the festival will provide:
• Local food and beverage venders to showcase and support Rogers Park local businesses.
• The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is a FREE FESTIVAL with no gate fee.
• The art festival is supported by local business and the Rogers Park Business Alliance.
• The festival is organized by volunteers of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District.
Due to COVID-19, the festival organizers have a late start and additional information, artist venders and band schedules will be announced at a later date. meanwhile, artists and sponsors should keep their eye on the glenwoodave.org website and the Glenwood Ave Arts Fest facebook page for artist and sponsor applications. Stage Sponsor opportunities as well as other sponsor opportunities are still available.
The festival location is at the intersection of Morse & Glenwood Avenues, extending one block east and west and one block north and south of the Morse Redline L Station. The Fest occupies four city blocks on the 1300 and 1400 blocks of West Morse Avenue and the 6900 Blocks of North Glenwood.
Friday Night – Music Only: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday – Art & Music 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday – Art & Music 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Rogers Park is the most culturally and economically diverse neighborhood in Chicago. Located in the far northeast corner of the city, more than 80 languages are spoken among the community’s 63,000 residents.
Rogers Park celebrates diversity and harmonious living. “In a city made famous for an accepted and often enforced cultural and socio-economic homogeneity within neighborhoods, Rogers Park stands almost alone as an exception,” said the Chicago Tribune. The Daily Herald reported, “Rogers Park, on the north edge of Chicago, offers an urban vibe, intimate but exciting theater, a variety of live music, good restaurants and largely free parking, and the glorious Lake Michigan beachfront open to all.”
Glenwood Avenue Arts District features artist studios, music venues, and numerous restaurants and bars. The Rogers Park neighborhood is also well known for its theaters, including Lifeline Theatre, The Factory Theater, and Theatre Above the Law, which make up one of the city’s hottest theater corridors and are regularly recognized by the Jeff Awards. “For pure Chicago heart, soul, and polished grit, the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Rogers Park is our favorite new destination” (Chicago Magazine).
GAAF 2021 Planning Committee: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is a broad-based, grassroots, non-profit event planned and staffed by volunteers, dedicated to remaining free to the public, offering low participation fees to artists, showcasing the artists and venues of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, and retaining the unique and eclectic character of the neighborhood.
The GAAF 2021 planning committee is Gregory Altman, Mary Bao, Diana Berek, Jeff Cory, Jim Ginderske, Alan J. Goldberg, Alicia Hempfling, Carolina Juarez, Jessica Oloroso and Tom Rosenfeld.
The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is presented by the Glenwood Avenue Arts District.
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