Nominations for Mayor's Arts Awards being accepted

Mayor Doug Scott and the Rockford Area Arts Council urge the public to consider honoring an individual or organization with much-deserved arts recognition by submitting a nomination for a 2005 Mayor’s Arts Award. Nomination forms are available and due to the Arts Council no later than April 30.

Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of the breadth and depth of their work and their impact on the Rockford area. The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize six categories of arts excellence and impact including: 1) Individual Artist; 2) Individual Arts Advocate; 3) Community Impact by a Business; 4) Exceptional Student of the Arts; 5) Star Teacher; 6) Creative Cultural Event.

Nomination forms are available at the Rockford Area Arts Council and at various venues throughout the community. The Mayor’s Arts Award ceremony will be Thursday, June 9, at the Coronado Theatre and will include performances by accomplished local dancers, musicians and vocalists.

For more information, call the Rockford Area Arts Council at 963-6765 or visit

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