Artist Application Available

posted Apr 13, 2019, 6:51 AM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Apr 13, 2019, 7:07 AM ]

The 2019 Glenwood Ave Arts Fest is now accepting applications for artists!  
New this year, artists are welcome to display and sell on Friday night during the Cobblestone Jam from 6pm to 10pm.

Stay tuned here at for announcements and follow the Fest on Facebook and Instagram.  

2019 Fest Dates Announced

posted Dec 18, 2018, 11:19 AM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 8:33 AM ]

The 18th annual Fest will take place the weekend of August 16-18, 2019. Mark your calendars! Join us at the fest launch party, the Friday Night Cobblestone Jam, on Friday from 6pm to 10pm and the artists' market on Saturday from 11am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 7pm.

2018 Artist Applications Available

posted Mar 19, 2018, 7:59 AM by Dorothy Milne   [ updated May 1, 2018, 12:41 PM ]

The artist's application for the 2018 Glenwood Ave Arts Fest is now available.  Space fee for 2018 is $150 and is not due until acceptance into the festival.

Complete the online application.

Artists will be notified in mid-May regarding acceptance and payment.

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities Open

posted Mar 5, 2018, 9:35 AM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 9:37 AM ]

Several opportunities remain available for sponsorship of the 2018 Glenwood Ave Arts Fest!

The Fest is made possible by the direct support of local businesses, organizations, and residents.   With no admission fee or suggested donation, the Fest's sponsors support the programming and infrastructure necessary to produce this amazing event.

By working with entities in Rogers Park to fund the event, GAAF maintains a connection to the neighborhood and lowest artists participation costs of any festival in Chicago.

If financial support isn't right for you, but you'd like to contribute in other ways, volunteers are needed on the days of the event and your help would be welcome!

Artist Roster and Map 2017

posted Aug 16, 2017, 5:03 AM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 5:09 AM ]

We're counting down to the Fest this weekend and are excited to publish the participating artists and their booth locations.

See the Fest map and a categorical listing of participants on our Artists page.

2017 Fest Map

Mile of Murals Seeking 2017 Mural Artist

posted May 16, 2017, 11:26 AM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated May 16, 2017, 11:26 AM ]

Anchoring the Glenwood Ave Arts District, the Mile of Murals project along the CTA embankment from Pratt to Estes tells stories of Rogers Park and the world around us.   Curated by the creatives at Mix Masters Murals, the project adds new pieces each in the 19 different locations that make up the "mile".

The project is accepting applications for 2017's piece.   Experienced mural painters should check out the 2017 application available over at Chicago Artists Resource

Artist Applications for GAAF 2017 are now available!

posted Apr 3, 2017, 2:35 PM by Dorothy Milne   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 2:42 PM ]

Click here for 2017 GAAF artist application! Qualified applications are processed in order of submission, within category.  (For example: we fill and close the jewelry category quickly due to the number of applicants, whereas a category like sculpture may have availability all the way until the last Fest booth is assigned.  The wait-list is processed in the same fashion.)

The Glenwood Ave Arts Fest is proud to include only works that are personally made by the exhibiting artists.  

2017 Fest Dates Announced

posted Mar 21, 2017, 10:01 AM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 10:02 AM ]

The 16th Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20, 2017 from 11am until 9pm.   The Fest kicks off with the Friday Night Cobblestone Jam on the South Stage at 6pm on Friday, August 17.

Artist applications for the 2017 Fest will be available after April 1.   

2016 Fest Map Posted

posted Aug 14, 2016, 9:39 AM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Aug 14, 2016, 9:40 AM ]

The 2016 Fest Map has had its final tweaks and adjustments and is now available online.

Find your favorite returning artists and seek them out this weekend!

Check out the GAAF 2016 Fest Map.

Fest Volunteers Needed

posted Jun 16, 2016, 1:39 PM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Jun 16, 2016, 1:40 PM ]

This Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is only made possible by the time and effort of countless volunteers.   If you add it up over 15 years, there have been tens of thousands of hours invested in this grassroots artists' fest!

Please complete the volunteer application if you're available to help with this year's Fest for a few hours anytime from Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21, 2016.

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