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Alliance now accepting ‘Angels of the Arts’ nominations

By Staff | Dec 17, 2010

Soon, the Alliance for the Arts will roll out the red for their Eighth Annual Angels of the Arts Awards on May 2, 2011 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. But first, the community must speak up and nominate their favorite artist, art teacher, cultural organization or supporter to be named an Angel of the Arts.

Nomination forms are available at the Alliance campus, located on the corner of Colonial and McGregor boulevards in Fort Myers, or online at www.ArtInLee.org.

The mission of the awards program is to recognize the positive contributions and essential impact of artists, arts organizations, art educators and supporters in Lee County. The signature “Angel” trophy will be presented to winners at an Academy Awards-style ceremony with local celebrity host, live performances, fine food and good company.

Angels of the Arts Awards categories include:

• Literary Artist

• Arts Teacher

• Arts Volunteer

• Arts Journalist

• Arts Organization

• Business Arts Sponsor

• Young Artist

• Arts Benefactor

• New Artist

• Performance Artist

• Organization Leader

• Arts Publication/Broadcast Series

• Visual Artist

• Lifetime Achievement

Multiple nominations are accepted across categories. Nominees will be given the opportunity to submit supporting materials to a final group of three jurors.

When the arts thrive, so does the community, and thanks to the hardworking creative individuals in Lee County the past year has been filled with theatre shows, art installations, musical performances and special events. Say “Thank You” to those individuals who are committed to entertaining and educating our community through art.

Download a nomination form at www.ArtInLee.org, pick one up from the Alliance or request one by calling 239-939-2787 or sending an e-mail to publicity@artinlee.org. Nominations are due by Feb. 25, 2011.