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Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest Returns To Rogers Park This Weekend With Live Music, Dancing And An Art Fair

The 21st annual festival kicks off 6 p.m. Friday.

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival in 2018.
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ROGERS PARK — The largest summer festival in Rogers Park returns this weekend with live music, an art fair, kids art-making activities, local eats and more.

The 21st annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is Friday-Sunday just steps from the Morse Red Line “L” stop at 6900-7000 N. Glenwood Ave. and 1300-1500 W. Morse Ave.

The free festival features more than 30 live music acts on three stages headlined by Psalm One, Screaming Females and Funkadesi.

Musical performances are 6-9 p.m. Friday with a Friday Night Cobblestone Jam.

There will be more music and an outdoor art fair 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. The fair will feature more than 120 artists and craftworkers whose work you can view and buy, including paintings, photography, ceramics and glass.

Local dance groups Muntu Dance Theatre, Hiplet Ballet and Glenwood Dance Studio will perform in the fest’s Outrageous Open Arts Area.

Festivalgoers can also enjoy food and drink from local eateries, a family-friendly art activity tent and tours of the nearby Rhapsody Theater, which opened in June and hosts theatrical performances, magic shows, concerts and more.

For two decades, the festival has attracted an estimated 15,000 people annually to Glenwood Avenue.

Click here for more information on the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival, organized by volunteers with the Glenwood Avenue Arts District and the Rogers Park Business Alliance.

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