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For Immediate Release

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release                                            
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
pr@tuscarts.org
205-758-5195 x6

 NOMINATIONS REQUESTED FOR 2015 DRUID ARTS AWARDS

(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will honor artists and patrons of the arts at the 21st Druid Arts Awards on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Bama Theatre.  A reception honoring the winners and their families will be held at the theatre’s Greensboro Room at 6:00 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 23, 2015 with a deadline for tickets on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Any citizen of Tuscaloosa County is eligible to submit nominations. Email nominations must be received electronically or hard copies postmarked by the deadline on January 23, 2015 at 5 p.m. The subject heading for email nominations should state “Druid Arts Awards Nomination” and sent to director@tuscarts.org. Hard copy nominations should be mailed to The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, P.O. Box 1117, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35403. Nomination forms, criteria and a list of prior winners are available on line at tuscarts.org/druidartsawards.

Nominations for volunteer, artist, and educator (Tuscaloosa County only) will be accepted in each of the categories of Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre and Literature. Nominations will also be taken for Patron of the Arts, Corporate Sponsor of the Year, Special Awards and Home Grown Artist.  The Home Grown Artist award was established in 2009. This will be awarded to an individual from Tuscaloosa County who has received recognition in their area of specialty on the regional, national or international level by their professional peer groups. The nominee must be a native of Tuscaloosa County and have received his/her primary and secondary education in one of the local public or private school systems.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in person at The Arts Council office or by calling 758-5195.  The deadline for purchasing tickets is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5 p.m.

In founding and perpetuating the Druid Arts Awards, The Arts Council realized that the number of talented and dedicated people who were working as volunteers, artists and educators in the arts was very large and growing. The Council also realized that the work of these individuals was not often publicly recognized. It was for this reason that the Druid Arts Awards were established, and it has become a biannual presentation recognizing these special individuals and organizations who have achieved distinction in the arts over a number of years in Tuscaloosa County.

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa.  For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or CAC, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.

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For press inquiries and other public relations matters please contact:

Kevin Ledgewood