Arts Alive Awards is set for June 11, 2019!
whoM you will nominate?
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Dot Org Solutions
The University of Akron
Food and Beverage Sponsors
County Executive Ilene Shapiro
Zuckerman Consulting Solutions
PCR Business Systems
Special Thanks to our In-Kind Sponsors
The Devil Strip
Robert J. Events and Catering