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Ames Community Arts Council Seeking Nominations for 2021 Arts Awards Celebration

Nominations for the 2021 Arts Awards Celebration are due on or before Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m. Ames Community Arts Council members are invited to nominate an individual, organization, or business for outstanding effort in the Ames arts community throughout the year.

Awards will be given to honor volunteers, arts advocates and entrepreneurs, board members, art educators, and others. There are awards for artists and art supporters alike, and for individuals and organizations that support the arts as an integral part of the community. A person must be a member of the Ames Community Arts Council to submit a nomination, but it is not necessary to be a member to receive an award.

Nomination forms and information about the various awards can be found online at or by contacting the Arts Council [ or 515-259-0494]. Nominations can be completed online, printed and returned by mail, or scanned and emailed.

“Many would agree that the arts have been particularly important during this year of isolation,” says Arts Council Director Jennifer Brockpahler. “The individuals and businesses that have continued to create and to share their inspiration with others during this unique year certainly deserve to be celebrated.”

The Ames Community Arts Council will hold its annual Arts Awards Celebration on Sunday, June 27, in hopes that it will be possible to hold an in-person event. More details will be released as they have been established. The public is invited to join the Arts Council in honoring those who have supported and encouraged the arts through their extraordinary actions and exemplary service to the Ames community. This event is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served.

The Ames Community Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Ames Commission on the Arts (COTA). For more information about this event, visit our website at

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Brockpahler, Director
Ames Community Arts Council (515) 259-0494 |

Submitted by Ames Community Arts Council


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