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Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest brings together artists in Rogers Park

CHICAGO — Underneath the CTA’s Morse Red Line cease is a world of tradition, neighborhood and artwork.

The Glenwood Avenue Arts fest has introduced together many facets of what makes Rogers Park one of the crucial various and built-in into the town for greater than 20 years.

By day, Robert Serb is an English professor and in his spare time, his inventive aspect finds its means into the pottery studio creating fascinating bowls, pots and mugs — and his artwork made its method to the competition.

Al Goldberg, an occasion organizer, mentioned they’ve at all times wished the competition to be free.

“…So we are still one of the only art festivals and neighborhood festivals open with no gates, no gate fees,” he mentioned.

“These are community members who, for years, organized themselves and put in so much free time because they love the community and so this is a huge service, right?” Ald. Maria Hadden (forty ninth Ward) mentioned.

Alongside the music, and the meals had been handmade garments, candles and crafts. Among the included, comes from the creativeness of Catherine Blythe, who makes use of literature as her muse.

In all, there are about 125 artists they usually’re from each single self-discipline. That contains Morgan Schaefer, who shared her artwork with us.

“What I really like about the combination of marker and graphite is the juxtaposition of really bright colors, and the really dungy colors of graphite,” she mentioned. I actually, actually love that.”

The arts competition is a special method to discover magnificence on the town’s North Side.

For extra info, go to the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest.

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