BLOOMINGTON – The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center invites nominations from the public for the second-annual Community Arts Awards: a celebration and awards ceremony honoring local arts advocates, educators, and businesses. The event will be held on Friday, November 18 at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, located at 122 S. Walnut St.
Award categories are Arts in Business, Arts in Education, Arts Advocate, and Special Citation. The Arts in Business award will recognize a business for exemplary support of the arts. The Arts in Education Award recognize an educator, school corporation, PTO or other entity directly influencing and engaging students through visual, literary or performing arts. The Arts Advocate Award will recognize an individual who has provided service, leadership, and/or substantial support to the arts. The Special Citation Award will recognize any individual or organization deserving of recognition for their contribution to the arts.
Nominations can be made online at www.ivytech.edu/waldron and the deadline is Friday, September 30. For questions about award nominations, call the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center at (812) 330-4400.
Tickets for the Community Arts Awards celebration and awards ceremony will be $25 each. Ticket sales will open on Friday, September 2, and can be purchased online at www.bctboxoffice.com.
Recipients of the Community Arts Awards 2015 were: Arts Advocate, Jim Manion, WFHB; Special Citation – Lifetime Achievement, Jane C. Otten, owner, Pygmalion’s Art Supplies from 1975 to 2007; Arts in Business, BLOOM Magazine; and Arts in Education, Sara Irvine and Chris Bultman, The Project School.
About Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center houses a unique blend of artists, performers, and educators. Visitors can take art classes, enjoy performances, or browse six gallery spaces. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu/waldron. Art classes are offered through Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning at www.ivytech.edu/cll or through Ivy Tech’s Associate of Fine Arts degree program.