Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest 2009

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The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) is a free, weekend-long event that features artists, open studios and live entertainment on three outdoor stages and 4 music venues. Experience art, theater, music, as well as food and drink, on the cobblestone streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Chicago’s historic Rogers Park neighborhood.

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest takes place in the Glenwood Avenue Arts District on Chicago’s North Side, in the heart of Rogers Park, on Glenwood Ave., 6900 – 7000 North (between Farwell and Lunt) and the 1400 block of Morse Avenue, steps from the Morse Ave stop on the CTA Red Line. Outdoor fest and many art studios are handicapped accessible.

The fest will kick off Friday, August 21, 2009, 6-10 p.m., 6900 block of N. Glenwood Ave. The festival itself will be Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23, 2009, noon to 8 p.m., 6900-7000 N. Glenwood Ave. and the 1400 block of Morse Ave. There are 3 outdoor stages and 4 music venues; approximately 36 artists will play on festival stages and 20-30 on venue stages. Compensation based on act and time slot.

There is no admission charge, suggested donation or gated point of entry. The ambiance of the Fest is enhanced by the Fest spilling into the neighborhood and the neighborhood spilling unrestricted into the Fest. Local commercial sponsors provide the support to maintain the free festival. Visitors are encouraged to purchase arts and crafts, food and beverages.

Submissions for this opportunity will be considered for both stages at the festival and stages at post festival parties as well.