According to a press release from the Allied Arts Council, established in 1992, the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions in the arts in the greater St. Joseph area.
Mayor McMurray said the arts are an important part of the community’s quality of life.
“I’ve certainly, all my life, been involved in the arts and support them financially and I’ve been president of a lot of different arts organizations in the city over the years, so I’m looking forward to presenting the arts awards,” McMurray said. “The arts are a multi-million dollar economic impact in St. Joseph, so not only the money but the quality of life that the arts provide, I want to support that.”
Nominations are being accepted in the categories of Artist of the Year, Arts Educator of the Year, Youth Artist, Organizational Achievement in the Arts, Individual Leadership and Outstanding Volunteer. A panel of arts leaders from across the state selects the award recipients.
Mayor McMurray will present the awards during a ceremony held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Allied Arts Council on July 18th.
Nomination applications are due by 5 p.m. on June 10. Click here for more information and a link to the nomination form.