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.
The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is a community partnership with Lifeline Theatre, a 501(c)3 organization in Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois.
The first Glenwood Ave Arts Fest was organized in 2002 by Alan J. Goldberg. It was called the Glenwood Avenue Arts District Open Studio Walk and Succulent Street Fair. The name has been subsequently shortened.