For Immediate Release      
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6


(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will honor artists and patrons of the arts at the 23RD Druid Arts Awards on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Bama Theatre.  A reception honoring the winners and their families will be held at the theatre’s Greensboro Room at 6 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The deadline for nominations is January 28, 2019 with a deadline for tickets on March 18, 2019.

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 28, 2019 at 5 p.m. The subject heading for email nominations should state “Druid Arts Awards Nomination” and sent to 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

Nominations for volunteer, artist and educator will be accepted in each of the categories of Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre and Literature. Categories are also included for Patron of the Arts, Corporate Sponsor of the Year, Special Awards and Home Grown Artist. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in person (cash or check only) at The Arts Council office or by calling 758-5195, ext. 3 or 6. Tickets will not be sold the night of the event, but will call pick up will be available. 

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 in Tuscaloosa County 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 Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 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 for further information.