Two Art Fests In Two Months In Two Neighboring Communities - Rogers Park and Edgewater
Did you know that there are two arts festivals coming to two neighboring communities? There are plenty of festivals taking place in Chicago, but I’ve found that it’s great when you can mark on your calendar two events two months in a row taking place in close proximity evolving around what it is that you love…art…especially if you live near the two communities.
If you live in the Andersonville, Edgewater, Rogers Park, Uptown area then you would be glad to know that there is an art festival this weekend in Rogers Park and another one in September in Edgewater. But these events are for everyone. The first is the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival which is from August 16th – 18th, 2013 (Fri-Sun) 6pm - 9pm along Glenwood Avenue at Morse Avenue. There will be live bands and a slew, hundreds plus, of artist displaying their work along the art walk. It will be a great opportunity for you to find pieces to add to your collection from local artist. It’s absolutely free and there will be vendors there offering food and drinks. You can start the fest off with the Friday Night Cobblestone Jam that as stated earlier starts at 6pm.
If this is not enough for you then in September you have the Edgewater Fall Art Fair taking place from the 28th -29th (Sat-Sun) on Granville Avenue between Broadway and Winthrop. It starts at 11am and lasts until 6pm. This is strictly an art fair and hopefully another opportunity for you to discover even more new local artist. They do ask for donations, which are usually reasonable, and art is the main focus. There are plenty of restaurants in the area and if I could make a suggestion be sure to stop by the WaterFront Café off the lake right behind Berger Park Cultural Center. It will be great food and a great atmosphere.
So art lovers or anyone who wants to come you can plan your calendars and spend some of your fall season in two communities along the lake that is full of artistic expression, a college town atmosphere and of course the beauty of the lake. Here’s to supporting our local artist and to a fall season of creativity.
Photo credit: Photos came from Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival and Edgewater Fall Art Fair Facebook pages.