Check out this FREE ART WALK in Rogers Park this Sunday, October 13th, 12pm-5pm:
Rogers Park Arts Alliance presents Art Round Trip an inaugural tour of exhibitions, open studios, galleries and performance. Bike, walk or ride the Redline to experience the arts in Rogers Park. Start at Loyola Avenue and travel north to Morse, Jarvis and Howard Street. Bring the family and explore the arts on a sunny October afternoon in Chicago’s northernmost neighborhood. Maps available at each stop and venue.Rogers Park Arts Alliance is an evolving, project driven consortium of individual artists, arts organizations and businesses with the mission to advance artistic engagement within our diverse community and to promote Rogers Park as a leading destination for art in Chicago.
Participating locations: MorseL, Mezz Gallery, Lifeline Theatre, Side Project, Greenleaf Art Center, Sidecar Bar, Roman Susan Gallery, Edge Art, Xoro, SOL Cafe.
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest has been deluged with artist applications this year and the Fest is now full, with a waiting list. Applications were accepted in order of arrival, within medium categories. We will look forward to publishing an artist list and map closer to the Fest in August.
The 2013 Artist Application is available now available online
at glenwoodave.org. As of this writing we have 50+ applications already submitted.
If you are interested in participating in this year's Fest, submit your application right away!
Rogers Park food & drink merchants and interested sponsors can now download
their respective forms, too.
The 2013 Glenwood Ave Arts Fest planning committee met for the first time yesterday. This year's Fest promises to be nothing short of amazing. Many ideas for expansion and improvement are on the table.
The dates for the 2013 Fest are confirmed:
Friday Night Cobblestone Jam
August 16, 2013
6pm - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday Artists' Market
August 17 & 18, 2013
Noon - 9pm
The Glenwood Ave Arts District is getting an unexpected bonus out of the renovations at the Morse Ave. CTA station. At the Lunt (north) end of the station, the decrepit store building is being demolished to make way for bicycle parking.
Alderman Joe Moore writes about working with the CTA
to find a constructive use for the space after it was determined that the building was in untenable condition and insufficient funds existed for its reconstruction. According to Ald. Moore, the CTA intended to simply fence in the dead space.
The 2012 Glenwood Ave Arts Fest artist directory and Fest map
are now available.
This year features over 100 artists. Many of our favorites have returned and we're excited to see some new appearances from the neighborhood!
Check out the map
and find the location of your favorite artists!
As promised, the CTA has re-opened the Morse Ave Red Line station in time for the 2012 Glenwood Ave Arts Fest.
After six weeks of extremely busy renovation, the CTA completed major renovation of the tracks, platform, and station house at Morse Ave. According to CTA Tattler
, the station rehab earns an A- at this point, still needing a few bits of polishing around the edges.
Read a more complete review of the station work here
The 2012 entertainment schedule
looks great. With the Fest only 10 days away, a few last-minute changes have been made to the music schedule.
Friday night is going to kick the festival off right at the Friday Night Cobblestone Jam from 6pm to 10pm, featuring the Dimestore String Band and the Muddflapps.
We're pleased to announce, and incredibly excited for, the return of the Environmental Encroachment Magic Circus Band
to the Morse Ave Mainstage on Saturday in addition to Sam Llanas formerly of the Bo Deans headlining the North Stage Saturday night.
Sunday evening is such an amazing lineup, it'll be tough to see it all. From Nicholas Baron in the afternoon to The Henhouse Prowlers closing it out on the North Stage.
At the Non-Equity Jeff Awards held at Park West on Monday, June 4, Glenwood Avenue Arts District theater Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre took most awards with 6 honors for their jewel box production of “A Light in the Piazza” including Production-Musical, Director-Musical for Fred Anzevino and Brenda Didier, Principal Actress for Kelli Harrington, Supporting Actor for Justin Adair, Music Director for Jeremy Ramey and, in a new award recognition, Dialect Coach for Eva Breneman.
Congratulations to our friends at Theo Ubique! And don't miss the excitement -- A Light in the Piazza is still running!
There has been an enormous response to this year's artist application and the Festival has filled earlier than any previous year. Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is now full in every medium category. Check back to our website later for maps, artist placement and entertainment updates!