Starting back in 1989 with our first honoree Helen Gill, the very first Friends of the Arts Award was presented, and since then has continued a long standing tradition of acknowledging those in our community who have been committed to the arts. Helens picture along with those award winners who followed her can be seen on display in the Bemidji Public Library meeting room.
For the 19th year the Bemidji Community Art Center is asking people in the Bemidji Community and surrounding area to nominate this year’s Friend of the Arts. The nominee for theFriend of the Arts award should be a living person (or couple) who has given generously of time and effort to promote the arts in the greater Bemidji area. Nominations must be received at the Bemidji Community Art Center (BCAC) at 426 Bemidji Ave, Bemidji, MN 56601, no later than April 18th, 2007. The public will be informed of the selection committee’s choice by May 1st and an event to honor the new Friend of the Arts recipient will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 from 5-7pm at the Headwaters School of Music and Art.
Tickets for this year’s Gala event will go on sale at the Bemidji Community Art Center starting May 1st. If you know someone who should be honored by the Bemidji Community Art Center and the community of Bemidji please nominate them today.
Or contact: Lori Forshee-Donnay, Executive Director of the BCAC