Awards celebrate arts and culture in Penticton

The Penticton Arts Council announced it is launching the inaugural Arts Awards and is looking for nominees.

The Penticton Arts Council announced it is launching the inaugural Arts Awards.

The evening will be a celebration recognizing award winners for their outstanding achievement, contribution and support of arts and culture in Penticton and the surrounding area. The awards will also underline the importance of the arts in the area.

Nominations are open to all ages and to anyone who resides, receives instruction or training in Penticton, Naramata, Okanagan Falls and Kaleden. Categories include arts educator, dance, design, graphic arts, literary arts, media arts, music, supporter of the arts, theatre, visual arts and youth. A lifetime achievement award will be presented on the basis of overall contribution to the arts. This is not a nomination award. Individuals, groups, associations or businesses are eligible for the lifetime achievement award. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 24 with the presentation of awards on Feb. 27 at the Shatford Centre.

Take the time to nominate a star of the arts, raising their profile and honouring the calibre of art in the community by going to www.pentictonartscouncil.com.

The Penticton Arts Council is a non-profit organization that exists for the purpose of providing support for anything and everything that is the arts within its district.