Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) is a community based, grassroots, non-profit event that is planned and produced by volunteers.  GAAF is 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 championing the unique and eclectic character of Rogers Park.

Founding Fest Organizer, Alan J. Goldberg
The 20th Annual GAAF 2021 Fest Committee:

  Alan J. Goldberg
Gregory Altman
Mary Bao
Diana Berek
Jim Ginderske
Alicia Hempfling
Jessica Oloroso
Tom Rosenfeld
Jeff Cory, Fest Manager

GAAF Emeritus:
Ellen Baren
Les Begay
Erica Foster
Kat Krzynowek
Brettly Kawaguchi
Neil Lifton
Dorothy Milne

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is a production of the Glenwood Ave Arts District, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation.

The first Glenwood Ave Arts Fest was organized in 2002 by Alan J. Goldberg.  It was called the Glenwood Avenue Arts District Outrageous Open Studio Walk and Succulent Street Fair.  The name has been subsequently shortened.

 We remember the contributions of Neil Lifton.  His spirit lives on in our celebration of our neighborhood, art, and music.

Neil Lifton
Neil Lifton