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Community Arts Awards

The Arts Council annually honors special individuals and organizations who are actively involved in promoting and enhancing the visual, performing and literary arts in our community through leadership, support and advocacy.

Award categories include:

  • The Papen Family Award
  • The Glowacki Lifetime Achievement in Arts Award
  • Newcomer Award
  • The Arts in Education Award
  • The Community Arts Award
  • The Art in Public Placees Award
  • Excellence in Public Service Arts Award

If you know individuals or organizations in the community who deserve to be recognized for their support of the arts and/or creative talent, this is your opportunity to nominate them for an award.  Nomination forms are available on line at  by calling 575-523-6403 or email