ARTS CONNECT TOPEKA -- Do you know a Kansas artist who deserves an ARTY?
The ARTY Awards spotlight and celebrate creative excellence, exemplary talents and outstanding contributions in selected categories, featuring some of the best in Kansas. The awards honor citizens who have achieved greatness through their creative talents as well as those whose philanthropic generosity has opened doors to artistic opportunity for Kansans of all ages.
The ARTYs accent and expose the power of the arts to our children's education, to our state's economy and to our proud and special Kansas culture.
Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 1st, in the following categories: Distinguished Artist (Visual, Performing, Literary), Emerging Artist, Non-Traditional Artist, Heritage Award, Arts Organization, Arts Educator, School (Elementary, Secondary), Volunteer, Business Patron and Individual Patron.
Nominees must reside, work, attend school, or make a significant contribution in the arts within one or more of the following counties: Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Wabaunsee, Pottawatomi or Osage. Complete nomination information and forms are available on the ARTSConnect website, artsconnecttopeka.org.
Award recipients and nominees will be honored at the ARTY Awards on Thursday, May 5th, at Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy, near 8th and Oakley in Topeka.