Deadline extended for Arty Awards nominations

The Abbotsford Arts council has extended the deadline for nominations for the Abbotsford Arts Council’s eighth annual Arty Awards until April 30.

The Abbotsford Arts council has extended the deadline for nominations for the Abbotsford Arts Council’s eighth annual Arty Awards until April 30.

The night is dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the local arts community.

Categories include:

– Performing Arts – Music

– Performing Arts – Theatre

– Performing Arts – Dance

– Visual Arts

– Literary Arts

– Outstanding Arts Advocate

– Emerging Artists

– Outstanding Emerging Artist (Secondary School Youth)

– Outstanding Emerging Artist (Elementary School Youth)

– Life Time Achievement Award

Abbotsford Arts Council would like to highlight its youth categories, which were added last year.

“This level of commitment and engagement of Abbotsford’s youth in the arts will be what drives the arts community forward,” said Nina Corrie, with the Arts Council. “Recognition of their hard work is encouragement and inspiration for them to further develop and grow as an artist.”

Nomination forms can be picked up at the Abbotsford Arts Council, 2387 Ware St., or downloaded online at www.abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

The awards take place on May 28 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way.

Tickets are available at the Abbotsford Arts Council box office for $10.

For more information, call 604-852-9358 or visit http://www.abbotsfordartscouncil.org/Arty%20Awards.html.