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

NOMINATIONS REQUESTED FOR THE DRUID ARTS AWARDS PRESENTED AT THE BAMA THEATRE APRIL 7, 2022


(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.)  The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will recognize artists, educators, volunteers and patrons of the arts at the 24th Druid Arts Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Bama Theatre. The winners and their families will be honored at a reception at the theatre’s Greensboro Room at 6p.m. with the awards presented at 7 p.m. in the theatre. 

The deadline for nominations is February 7, 2022 with a deadline for tickets for the event on March 28, 2022. Tickets will go on sale in January, 2022.

Visit https://tuscarts.org/druidartsawards.php to access the nomination form and view lists of the 2019 winners plus all prior award winners.

In founding and perpetuating the Druid Arts Awards, The Arts Council determined that local citizens who were working as volunteers, artists, educators and corporate sponsors was very large and growing.  The Council also realized that the work of these individuals as well as supportive businesses was not often publicly recognized.  It was for this reason that the Druid Arts Awards were established, and it has become a bi-annual presentation to honor these special individuals who have achieved distinction in the arts over a number of years in Tuscaloosa County.

Three nominations- volunteer, artist, and educator- will be requested from the community in each of the categories of music, visual arts, dance, literature and theatre. Nominations are also requested for Patron of the Arts, Corporate Sponsor, Tuscaloosa’s Home Grown and Special Awards. Individuals or groups who have contributed to or supported the arts through actions outside of the aforementioned categories are honored with a Special Award. 

A committee comprised of members from The Arts Council Board of Directors will make the final selections based on their review of all submissions.

2019 Winners:

Theatre

Artist – George Thagard
Educator – Sara Margaret Cates
Volunteer – Betty Meadows

Music

Educator – Dr. Kevin Chance

Visual Arts

Artist - Mortimer Jordan
Volunteer - Ed Enoch

Dance

Artist – Mims McKee
Educator –Morgan Williams

Literary Arts

Artist – Aileen Kilgore Henderson
Educator –Easty Lambert-Brown

Home Grown

Birch “Crimson Slide” Johnson

Patron of the Arts

Dr. Robert Olin

Corporate Sponsor of the Year

Hudson Poole Fine Jewelers

Special Awards

Dr. Jeffrey Schultz
Janelle Heinrich and Vanessa Jones
Al Head
Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

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