Governor’s Arts Awards nominations sought

Ponca City Now - July 23, 2015 7:34 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The deadline is approaching for nominations for the 40th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards.

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council, Aug. 7 is the deadline for nominations for awards that honor individuals and organizations whose efforts have advanced the arts in their communities or throughout the state. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will present the awards during a special ceremony at the state Capitol in the fall.

Oklahoma Arts Council Executive Director Amber Sharples says individuals and organizations are doing outstanding work in the arts across our state, making a tremendous difference in their communities and schools.

The Governor’s Award recognizes individuals for longtime leadership and significant contributions to the arts across Oklahoma. Other honors include the Arts in Education Award, the Business in the Arts Award and the Community Service Award.

 

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