Jan 11

AUTHOR: Jasmine Bejar
CATEGORY: Arts United News
Stories of Impact


2016 Arts United Awards Schedule of Events

On January 19, 2017, Arts United will celebrate the individuals and organizations making significant contributions to communities in northeast Indiana through arts and culture.

The schedule of events will feature:

  • Announcement of the Arts United Grants for FY2017
  • Announcement of the Indiana Arts Commission Grants
  • Panel Presentation from the Master Planning Consultants
    • Paul Westlake (Master Planning Consultant, Westlake Reed Leskosky)
    • Madelane Elston (Master Planning Committee Chair)
    • Zach Benedict (Master Planning Consultant, MKM architecture + design)
    • Matt Kelley (Branding Consultant, One Lucky Guitar
  • Presentation of the Arts United Awards, recognizing the following nominees:

Outstanding Arts Advocate
Ronald Venderly
Three Rivers Federal Credit Union
Robert Nickerson, Ellsworth Smith and Bill Zabel

Outstanding Artist of the Year
Gary Lanier
Robert Nance
Nikolay Todorinov

Outstanding Collaboration
Fort Wayne Children’s Choir
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana
Arts United Technical and Facilities Staff
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Fort Wayne Civic
Theatre, Fort Wayne Youtheatre and IPFW Community Arts Academy)
Celebration of Youth Concert

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year
Jim Hulbert
Cheri Becker
Jeff Sebeika
Kevin Christenson

Catering will be provided by Club Soda. Entertainment includes the Kevin Piekarski Trio and a dance by the Chinese Association.


RSVP to Olivia Horton today at or (260) 424-0646.