Arty Awards celebrate the arts

The Abbotsford Arts Council will be accepting nominations for the 9th annual Arty Awards until March 1. Nomination forms, along with information on the nomination process, can be found on the arts council website at www.abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

The planning committee is also seeking additional members. Those interested in getting involved should contact abbotsfordartscouncil@gmail.com as soon as possible. The next committee meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18 at the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford.

The  Arty Awards take place on Friday, April 12 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford.

Award Categories include:

• Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Theatre

• Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Music

• Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Dance

• Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – 2-Dimensional (Paintings, Photography, etc.)

• Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – 3-Dimensional (Sculpting, Pottery, Jewelry, etc.)

• Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – Filmography / Videography

• Outstanding Artist in the Literary Arts

• Outstanding Youth Artist – Elementary School, All Genres

• Outstanding Youth Artist – Secondary School, All Genres

• Outstanding Youth Artist – Post-Secondary School, All Genres

• Outstanding Arts Advocate

A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented.

For additional information call 604-852-9358, email abbotsfordartscouncil@gmail.com, or visit the website.

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