Photo of staff and volunteers at the Friedman Place booth at the Edgewater Arts Festival

Edgewater Arts Festival

The Friedman Place Weaving Program recently participated in the Edgewater Arts Festival on Saturday, September 23-Sunday, September 24, on Granville Avenue from Sheridan to Broadway. 

Friedman Place staff, Board members and volunteers had a booth to sell resident’s weavings and provide information about Friedman Place and the Weaving Program to visitors.  The Festival featured 100 local artists displaying big city caliber art combined with a contagious neighborhood party atmosphere! Thousands of art lovers and buyers experienced the cultural vitality of Edgewater through a unique mix of visual arts, performing arts, good food, children's activities & talent shows, and welcoming hosts. 

Our booth was very popular and busy, we were warmly welcomed by the Festival organizers and the public. We sold over 100 woven items and shared information about Friedman Place with hundreds of visitors.  Our booth was located near the West Stage, so we were treated to live music both days.  Despite the unseasonal heat our volunteers showed up and represented Friedman Place with big smiles – we are so grateful to them for making this event a success! 

Photos of five guests smiling at the Honors Event  Photo of an award being presented at the Honors Event

Friedman Place Honors Event 

On Sunday, October 15, over 60 Friedman Place donors and volunteers gathered at Ravinia Green Country Club for Friedman Place Honors….YOU!  - our very first awards brunch. 

Distinguished Service Awards were presented to some of our most loyal volunteers and donors, for their many contributions on behalf of our residents.  We are so grateful for their support and kindness.

The following people received a Distinguished Service Award:

Marc Bermann

Sidney Firstman

Susan Goldman

Mary Haley

Ana Kaufman

Barry Newman

Paul Phillips

Lorraine & Michael Trachtenberg

And our Community Partner Award went to:

St. Hilary Parish and the Girl Scouts

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