PUBLISHED: 5:35 PM on Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Council announces first Mayor's Award for the Arts
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council invites nominations for the First Annual Mayor's Awards for the Arts to be presented at a fund-raising luncheon aboard the Island Princess sponsored by Princess Cruises on Thursday, Aug.9.

Awards will be presented in five categories:

• Volunteer/Patron of the Arts: Recognizes individuals whose support for the arts through either volunteer work or donations has made a significant impact on our community.

• Business Leadership in the Arts: Recognizes businesses (profit or nonprofit) or individual business leaders whose efforts enhance and sustain the arts in Juneau, through donation or participation.

• Artist: Honors individuals for their creative contributions to the community

• Innovative Application of the Arts: Recognizes individuals, businesses or programs whose work uses the arts in new and inspirational ways to in some way improve our community.

• Arts in Education: Recognized individuals, programs, or businesses whose efforts advance the arts in education.

Nominations are being accepted through June 23. Nomination forms are available at the Council offices or on-line at Winners of the awards will be announced on June 27 and will be nominated for the Governor's Arts Awards.

Tickets for the awards luncheon will go on sale June 15 at Hearthside Books, Rainy Day Books, and at the offices. Cost is $25 per person, supporting the many programs sponsored by JAHC. Seating is limited.

For more information, contact Nancy DeCherney at 586-2787.