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The Ames Community Arts Council will host its annual Arts Awards Celebration on Sunday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Octagon Center for the Arts [427 Douglas Ave., Ames]. The public is invited to join the Arts Council in honoring those who have supported and encouraged the arts through their extraordinary actions and exemplary service to the Ames community. This event is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. Music will be provided by an ISU Entrepreneurship class offered by James Boninette, Jamband II. Musicians include Matt Wendland, drums; Jonah Degeest, piano, Dev Thaker, guitar; Elijah Feurhelm, saxophone; and Andrew Vogler, bass.
The following awards will be given:
Hazel Hammer Cherished Volunteer: Tara Gartin, nominated by the Story Theater Company
Hazel Hammer Cherished Volunteer: Rae Reilly, nominated by Worldly Goods
Bill Pelz Spirit Award: Jim Coppoc, nominated by Ryan Sheeler
Distinguished Board Member: Tom Mohr, nominated by the Ames Choral Society
Art in the Workplace: Alluvial Brewing Company, nominated by Jim Brockpahler
Local Treasure: Jonathan Sturm, nominated by Roger Berger
Art Educator: Molly Nagel, nominated by Mark Widrlechner
Lifetime Achievement: Carole Horowitz, nominated by the Ames Children’s Choirs
The Ames Community Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Ames Commission on the Arts (COTA). For more information about this event, visit our website: www.amesart.org.