Announcements


Artist Applications Delayed

posted Mar 16, 2020, 12:56 PM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Mar 17, 2020, 12:46 PM ]

The Glenwood Ave Arts Fest (GAAF) has delayed the publication of the 2020 Fest Artist Application.  The duration of a prohibition on large gatherings could postpone or cancel the 2020 Fest. 

Events such as the Fest make up the fabric of our community.  The Fest committee is working diligently to ensure a safe and successful 2020 GAAF. We will watch the news and consult with elected and with public health officials in making decisions about the Fest. 

We are hopeful that we will be able to produce the city's best neighborhood festival for its 19th year, this August in Rogers Park.

An update will be available mid-April, after the next GAAF committee meeting.

2020 Fest Dates Announced

posted Feb 4, 2020, 11:01 AM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Feb 4, 2020, 11:04 AM ]

The 19th annual Glenwood Ave Arts Fest will take place the weekend of August 14-16, 2020. 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.

Applications for artists will be available mid-March.

Final 2019 Artist & Exhibitor List

posted Aug 12, 2019, 2:58 PM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Aug 12, 2019, 2:58 PM ]

With some last minute changes to the Fest footprint, we're pleased to be able to welcome several waiting-list artists to participate this year!


Sort the list by name, category, or space number to find your favorites.

Friday Night Cobblestone Jam - Blues Alley

posted Aug 5, 2019, 10:03 AM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Aug 5, 2019, 10:05 AM ]

The 2019 Glenwood Ave Arts Fest is pleased to release the 2019 music schedule!   We're excited for three days of music featuring over 27 bands.

The Fest kicks off on with the Friday Night Cobblestone Jam: Blues Alley, "Women of the Blues" with performances from Mary Lane and the No Static Blues Band and special guests, Lynne Jordan and Win Noll.    In addition, Carlisle Guy and the Nu Blu Band will perform three sets on the west stage throughout the evening!

Artist Application Available

posted Apr 13, 2019, 6:51 AM by GAAF Webmaster   [ updated Feb 4, 2020, 11:02 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 glenwoodave.org 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

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