Maywood Fine Arts

Maywood Fine Arts’ ‘Cinderella’ A Breath Of Fresh Air

Maywood Fine Arts dancers perform “Cinderella” at Trinity High School in River Forest on April 2. | Courtesy Spooner Baumann  Thursday, April 21, 2022 || By Ryann Dawson/Youth Arts Contributor || OPINION || @maywoodnews  The Maywood Fine Arts production of “Cinderella” gives a fresh, modern perspective to the classic fairytale. The audience was humming with excitement as the lights dimmed. […]

River Forest Added To Annual Pumpkin Patch Parade Route 

Saturday, October 2, 2021 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Maywood Fine Arts (MFA), the venerable Maywood nonprofit, is gearing up to host its annual Pumpkin Patch Parade on Saturday, Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.  But this year, the parade route will run through neighboring River Forest and, as with last year, the focus will be on equity. “Normally, the Pumpkin […]

LETTERS: Four Stars For Maywood Fine Arts

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 || LETTERS || @maywoodnews  On Oct. 12, I attended the Maywood Fine Arts’ Goes to the Movies “Drive In” event in the parking lot adjacent the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates. Many years ago I received a Bachelor of Science in Film History Theory and Criticism at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Based on what I […]

Maywood Fine Arts Modifies Annual Pumpkin Patch Parade To Focus On Equity In Arts

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Maywood Fine Arts, the popular arts nonprofit based in Maywood, recently announced that they are modifying their annual Pumpkin Patch Parade, which kicks off every second Saturday in October at 5th Avenue and Lake Street in Maywood, to focus on the issue of equity in the arts. This year’s walk […]

Maywood Fine Arts Marches For Black Lives June 13

Saturday, June 13, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  At least 200 people marched from Maywood Fine Arts, 20 N. 5th Ave. in Maywood, south on 5th Avenue toward Washington Boulevard and back again on Saturday. Demonstrators held signs that read “Your Fight is My Fight.” “Yes!” they shouted in response to a question that one demonstrator put forth […]

Ribbons And Messages Of Hope Appear In Maywood For Healthcare Workers

Friday, April 10, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Heidi Renteria was walking through nearby Oak Park recently when she saw trees lined with white ribbons in honor of healthcare workers. The sight inspired her to do something similar on the 500 block North Third Avenue, where she lives. “I just started putting them up [in the area] and […]

Lightford Makes $200K Announcement At Maywood Fine Arts’ Pumpkin Patch Parade

Sunday, October 13, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  This year’s annual Pumpkin Patch Parade, held Oct. 12 in Maywood, had more spice than usual. During the event, Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford (7th), the parade’s grand marshal, announced that Maywood Fine Arts, the venerable nonprofit that hosts the annual parade, will receive $212,500 in state funding for capital […]