Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
During the summer months, there are too many neighborhood street festivals across the city to count. But the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood just seems to belong in a way that others don’t. Given the neighborhood’s demographic’s social-justice mindedness, the notion of a festival to show off and help support the neighborhood’s local artisans and small businesses is one welcomed by the area’s residents. Few fests pack in the foot traffic or aura of mutual support as Glenwood, centered around neighborhood institutions including the Heartland Café and Red Line Tap. It offers the best of the area’s usual with a chance to discover even more.
Best of Chicago 2014