furthering Drew’s commitment to supporting the arts in the town that supported Bobbie. As administered by Drew’s business partner, Nick Visconti, the foundation will also give out scholarships to students with financial need, and will support art programs that are run by a few local non-profits every year. Thanks Drew!
From left to right, Foundation board members, Nick Visconti, Miggs Burroughs
and Louise Fusco, holding a check symbolizing the amount of money that the Drew Friedman Community Art Center plans to donate within the next 10 years
In addition to being a
property owner, developer, visionary, teacher, and lover of the arts in Westport, until his death on February 27, 2016, Drew owned several iconic restaurants in the area including Onion Alley, Cobbs Mill Inn, and the Stonehenge Inn.
Drew’s first wife Bobbie was an accomplished artist who died in 2011,
On May 17, 2018, The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, with the help
of First Selectman Jim Marpe, awarded four scholarships of $5000 each.
Recipients, left to right were Zoe Molina, Lilianna Giaume,
Whitney O'Reardon and Katelyn Loucas
Donations or inquiries can be sent to:
The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center
25 Old Mill Beach, Westport, CT 06881
These organizations were able to create or expand their free art
programming for our "invisible"and under-served neighbors who
might not otherwise be able to express themselves through the arts.
Click on the logos below to go the organization websites.
Photos of workshops in action by Betsy Pollak and Miggs Burroughs
A look at our May 17, 2018 event at
Westport Woman's Club
The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center proudly presented
an exhibit of artwork created over the last several months by the
participants in the free workshops funded by DFCAC at our non-profit pARTners in Westport. The show was attended by hundreds.
Photos by John Videler