Arts & Culture Appreciation Awards

For over 20 years, the Arts & Culture Appreciation Awards have celebrated businesses and individuals for their contributions in creating a vibrant community through their work in the arts and culture. Awards recognize those who have been vital volunteers, leaders, artists, or those who’ve made outstanding contributions to arts and cultural education.

Leadership Award

The Leadership Award recognizes a business, government, or foundation that has exhibited long term support for arts and culture, OR whose work has had a significant impact on the region’s arts/cultural landscape OR has demonstrated a successful collaboration between an arts and cultural organization and business.

Applause Award

The Applause Award recognizes a dedicated individual or group whose outstanding volunteerism and contributions, either currently or in the past, have supported arts and culture in our community.

Imagine Award

The Imagine Award recognizes an educator, instructor, or individual whose efforts have made an outstanding contribution to the enhancement of arts and culture education by consistently inspiring and encouraging excellence in their students or an education affiliate.

Bruce Morton Wright Artist of The Year Award

The Artist of the Year Award recognizes an individual artist of any media who has had significant impact on the arts and culture landscape through personal commitment and leadership. This honor was instituted as a means to acknowledge a local artist for his or her contributions to the community and/or for providing a mentoring role in helping other artists.

Nominations for award recipients are open to the public in the early fall.

Click here to view a list of honorees.