For the 25th year the Bemidji Community Art Center is asking people in the community and surrounding area to nominate this year’s Friend of the Arts. The nominee for the Friend 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 February 28th, 2013. The public will be informed of the selection committee’s choice after March 8th with the announcement of the celebration to follow.

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.  Helen’s picture along with those award winners who followed her can be seen on display in the Bemidji Public Library Meeting room.

If you know someone who should be honored by the Bemidji Community Art Center and the community, please contact the BCAC for more information – (218)444-7570

Application forms available here.