ArtsConnect to host online viewing party for ArtyAwards
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Sunday Funday is back with the 2020 Arty Awards on Sunday, Oct. 18.
ArtsConnect is bringing back Sunday Funday on Oct. 18 for the 2020 Arty Awards. It said no matter where residents are, they will be able to tune in online for a watch party on the big screen. It said the event is free and open to the public.
According to ArtsConnect, residents can watch the Arty Awards from anywhere, all they need is their favorite device. It said to join in online just before 4 p.m. on Sunday and they will have access to the presentation followed by an exclusive performance by Andy McKee. It said the event will be available online on various platforms including Facebook, Roku and Apple TV.
ArtsConnect said the in-person viewing at Evergy plaza has been canceled due to weather.
According to the organization, all in-person attendees are required to be aware of social distancing and wear masks when moving around the plaza.
ArtsConnect said the 2020 class of honorees is an exceptional group of honorees. It said the arts are the fuel for its fire and it is excited to highlight their work at the event. It said honorees are as follows:
- Liz Stratton Arts Patron Award: Governor Laura Kelly
- Community Arts Award: seveneightfive Magazine
- Literary Arts Award: Izzy Wasserstein
- Performing Arts Award: Andy McKee
- Glenda Taylor Visual Arts Award: Andy Valdivia
- People’s Choice Award: Glaciers Edge Winery
According to ArtsConnect, for 10 years, the Arty Awards has been a critical source of funding for the organization’s operations, allowing it to ensure stability to support arts all across Topeka. It said the 2020 event is being offered for free, but it is hopeful residents will take a moment to donate what they are able.
To learn more about ArtsConnect, click here.
To RSVP for the 2020 Arty Awards, click here.
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