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Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival
The popular Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) returns to Rogers Park for its 18th year on August 17-18, 2019, bringing more than 120 artists and two outdoor music stages to the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, steps from the Morse Red Line ‘L’ stop at 6900-7000 N. Glenwood Avenue and 1300-1500 W. Morse Avenue. Admission is free to the public. The Fest includes an art fair, live entertainment with more than 30 acts, kids’ artmaking activities, food and drinks from local restaurants, and live demonstrations of performance art and artmaking. A list of highlighted artists can be found below.
The Fest will start with an Opening Night Kick-Off Jam (music only, limited artist vendors), Friday August 16, 6 – 10 p.m. on East and West Stages, 1300 W. Morse (at Wayne) and 1500 W. Morse (at Greenview), followed by the Outdoor Festival on Saturday, August 17 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, August 18 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
GAAF 2019 showcases over 120 artists from a vast array of disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramics, pottery, photography, wood, textiles, metal art, mixed media, jewelry, and more.
GAAF is presented by the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, with leading sponsors Heartland Café, Morse Fresh Market and Clark/Morse/Glenwood Special Service Area #24. Additional support is provided by the nonprofit Rogers Park Business Alliance.