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Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival Is Back This Weekend In Rogers Park

The free annual festival will feature over 120 artist vendors, live performances and more.

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival in 2018.
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ROGERS PARK — The Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival, a tradition for many Rogers Park residents, is returning this weekend for its 18th year.

Although the festival is primarily a Saturday and Sunday event, there will be an “Opening Night Kick-Off Jam” from 6-10 p.m. Friday.

The festival will run from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

“The arts are an important component of our diverse Rogers Park community,” said Sandi Price, executive director of the Rogers Park Business Alliance. “The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest brings together the whole community including our residents, local businesses and artists, while showcasing to thousands of visitors the rich cultural legacy of our neighborhood.”

Attendees can expect to see lots of outdoor art, with over 120 vendors participating.

There will also be two stages for performances, along with a kids area and an open arts area for demonstrations of various performing arts.

The Glenwood Avenue Arts District is a well-known area of Rogers Park that has long been a hub of community driven art.

Small local theaters are a big part of what makes Rogers Park a thriving art community. Three of Rogers Park’s theaters will be participating including the Lifeline Theatre, The Factory Theater and Theatre Above the Law.

The festival is free. For more information click here.

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