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    The Arts Council of Louisville, Inc. will honor outstanding persons working for the development of community arts. The honorees chosen for the 2007 Community Arts Awards will be presented to a visual artist, a performing artist, an emerging youth artist, nonprofit arts organization and a business. Nomination applications are available at the Arts Council of Louisville's office located 332 West Broadway, Heyburn Building, Suite 1019.
    Recipients of the awards will be recognized for their outstanding contribution and involvement in building a GREAT CREATIVE COMMUNITY. There will be live entertainment. 
    The original artwork award has been created by Naomi Stuecker, a professional glass designer with Red Element Glass and Flame Run Galleries of Louisville. Following the awards will be a reception held at the Heyburn Building, 332 West Broadway. Open to the public. Handicapped Accessible. Call (502) 585-9525 for ticket reservations or a nomination application.
    EXTENDED DEADLINE for nominations: November 9, 2007

    2007 Awards Program will be held:
    DATE: Sunday, November 18, 2007
    TIME: 3:00 PM
    PLACE: Henry Clay Hotel, 604 South Third Street, Louisville, KY
    TICKETS: $35
    Reception immediately follows the awards at the Heyburn Building, 332 West Broadway
    CALL: (502) 585-9525

    The Arts Council of Louisville, Inc. “2007 Community Arts Awards” will recognize the contributions made by a visual artist, a performing artist, an emerging youth artist, nonprofit arts organization and a business.  These awards are presented to:


    ¦ Honor the work of persons and/or commitment by sharing their creativity and resources

        with the community

    ¦ Create valuable relationships through the freedom of artistic expression

    ¦ Expand arts opportunities for equity, advocacy, multicultural awareness, arts education 

       and diversity


    Nominee Requirements

    ¦ Nominee is required to have resided in Metro Louisville for a six-month period or more

    ¦ Nominee demonstrates the value of community arts



     “Louisville’s  diverse arts programs bring people together for  unique cultural and educational experiences, and are key ingredients to retaining and attracting residents and businesses,” said Mayor Jerry Abramson. “We are proud to play a role in supporting the Arts.”  Abramson said the city budget this year provides more than $1.5 million to    support the work of 42 local arts organizations.” Programs and services of the Arts  Council of Louisville, Inc. are supported with partial funding provided by the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government; Kentucky Foundation for Women, Inc.; University of Louisville Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Equal Opportunity; the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet, that provides operational support funding for the Arts Council of Louisville with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; the Republic Bank & Trust Company; TM Trucking Company;  Metro Office of Youth Development; Onyx Louisville; B-96.5 WGZB Radio. Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition; along with local artists, businesses, individual donors,  board members, volunteers and friends.

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