Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest 2023: A Community Celebration

Courtesy of Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA)

Looking for an exciting weekend filled with art, music, and community bonding? Look no further than the highly anticipated Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) happening from August 18th to 20th in Rogers Park! Prepare for a dynamic blend of artistic expressions, lively performances, and engaging activities suitable for all ages. Here’s a sneak peek into what awaits you at this event:

Artistic Marvels & More at Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest

Chalk Art at GAAF

GAAF is a haven for art enthusiasts, boasting a diverse lineup of over 120 talented artists. Transforming the Glenwood Avenue Arts District into an open-air gallery, these artists will showcase their creativity through intricate paintings, sculptures, and a myriad of mediums. This experience promises to leave a lasting impression visitors, and perhaps even a new addition to their home décor!

Groove to the Rhythms of GAAF

Expect to be serenaded by more than 30 live music acts across two stages, making this fest a true auditory delight. The stellar lineup features renowned names like the award-winning Indo-Afro-Caribbean ensemble, Funkadesi, the soulful Chicago Jazz Lucy Smith Quartet, and the energetic Whiskey for Jesus. The entrancing Latic Folk Fusion group Son Monarcas and the beats of Urban Rhythm Band will also be present. In short, the diverse range of music genres ensures that everyone finds something to move to!

Artful Activities

Engaging artmaking activities await both kids and adults, offering an interactive way to explore your creative side. Live demonstrations of performance art and creation techniques provide an opportunity to connect with expert artisans and learn new skills. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a curious beginner, these hands-on sessions cater to all levels!

Chalk Art at GAAF

Chalk Howard Street: Your Chance to Create

On August 26th, Chalk Howard Street takes center stage, offering an immersive chalk art experience. Witness national and local 3D and 2D chalk artists transform Howard Street into a colorful canvas. This year, you can contribute to the artistry by purchasing a street square for just $25, which includes a supply of chalk. Let your imagination flow and leave your mark on this vibrant street art display!

For more details and to secure your spot, visit the official websites: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest and Chalk Howard Street. Get ready to be swept away by the magic of art, music, and community spirit in the heart of Rogers Park! For more upcoming festivals, check out CP’s Guide to Upcoming Chicago Festivals!

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