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press release from ArtsConnect, November 15, 2023

Shining a spotlight on the arts in Topeka: Join ArtsConnect on December 6th at the Beacon as we celebrate and recognize the importance of the arts and artists in Topeka! Read the full press release here.
ArtsConnect is so excited to announce the 2023 Arty Award Honorees and we hope that you will join us at the Beacon on December 6th to celebrate. This year’s honorees truly exemplify how the arts can be a source of richness in all aspects of life. They show us how we can center the arts in our conversations about history and the importance of cultural representation and understanding. They demonstrate how both artists and non-arts stakeholders can serve as critical advocates for ensuring that the arts – and artists – thrive in Topeka.

We are thrilled to share with you the following individuals and organizations that will be recognized at this year’s Arty Awards. Congratulations to all. Liz Stratton Arts Champion Award: Sean Dixon of Visit Topeka Inc. Community Arts Award Honoree: Living the Dream Inc. Literary Arts Award Honoree: Kansas Book Festival Performing Arts Award Finalists: Dennis Rogers Glenda Taylor Visual Arts Award Finalists: Dané Shobe People’s Choice Award: Alice C. Sabatini Gallery This will be the 13th annual Arty Awards and we are so excited to honor artists and organizations in Topeka who work to elevate and expand the arts in Topeka. You can read more about each of the honorees in our full press release, found here.

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