Bringing Art to Life: Arts Alive Awards

 

Arts Alive Awards is set for June 11, 2019!

whoM you will nominate?

Honorary Co-chairs Teresa LeGrair of the Akron Community Foundation and Wendy Bolas of Leadership Akron

Honorary Co-chairs Teresa LeGrair of the Akron Community Foundation and Wendy Bolas of Leadership Akron

The Arts Alive Awards event was created in 2001 to recognize gifted artists, art educators and change-making advocates with an inspiring celebration of achievement. The event has become an anticipated gathering of artists and art lovers to honor those who shape and color the vibrant arts and culture community in the Greater Akron area and the counties that surround it.

The Arts Alive Awards community nomination process has always been a part of the event, and you’ll see many familiar names of artists, dancers, musicians, leaders and advocates who have sustained excellence in their fields and gone on to represent our community on the world stage. Click here for the 2018 honorees and here for previous winners.

Get ready for 2019 Arts Alive Awards

We’ll be back with the 2019 edition of Arts Alive Awards, with honors that reflect what Summit Artspace sees advancing in the local art community as well as the incredible commitment of many arts advocates to open up the arts to move voices. The date is June 11, 2019. Mark your calendar!

Box auction piece by Victoria Rose

Box auction piece by Victoria Rose

Box auction rocks with creativity!

And it wouldn’t be the same without the quirky and wonderful Out-of-the-Box Auction, started by artist Joan Colbert, who still has a studio in Summit Artspace, for the first Arts Alive. The auction, featuring boxes by local artists in their signature styles, has been a way to build community and funding support for Summit Artspace, a unique arts center for the area.

In the run-up to the next ceremony, the community—all of us—will have the chance to nominate favorite local artists in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre and teaching, in addition to community members who work on behalf of the arts. As we are inspired by their work, they see their impact and continue their pursuit of excellence and creativity.

We’ll announce the date that the 2019 nomination process will open by Jan. 1, 2019. Want to be on the invitation list? Send us email at info@summitartspace.org.

 

Kurt Reed, past recipient, entertains the crowd on his guitar

Kurt Reed, past recipient, entertains the crowd

Staff of Dot Org Solutions, our Media Sponsor.

Staff of Dot Org Solutions, our Media Sponsor

Dan Wilson providing a few jazz scores.

Dan Wilson providing a few jazz scores.

Honoree Katie and Nam

Nam and Honoree Katie

Honoree Shane Wynn, husband Josh Gippin and Barbara Feld

Honoree Shane Wynn, husband Josh Gippin, past honoree Barbara Feld

and Summit Artspace board member and Akronist Editor Chris Miller

Danielle Hupp and Summit Artspace board member and Akronist Editor Chris Miller

Honoree Dan Wilson, a guest and past honoree Theron Brown

Honoree Dan Wilson, a guest and past honoree Theron Brown

Nicole Mullet and friends

Honoree Nicole Mullet and friends

Thank you to our
2018 ARTS ALIVE AWARDS AND FUNDRAISER SPONSORS

Behind the Scenes Sponsor
Ann and David Brennan

Red Carpet Sponsors
Akron Community Foundation
OMNOVA Solutions

Entertainment Sponsor
Audio-Technica US

Media Sponsor
Dot Org Solutions

Award Sponsors
The University of Akron
Huntington Bank

Food and Beverage Sponsors
County Executive Ilene Shapiro
Brio Solutions

Registration Sponsor
Zuckerman Consulting Solutions

Event Sponsors
PCR Business Systems
Bruce Ford
Roger Read

Special Thanks to our In-Kind Sponsors
The Devil Strip
Central Graphics
Robert J. Events and Catering