The 12th annual Arty Awards were held Saturday evening at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

The 12th annual Arty Awards were held Saturday evening at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

Abbotsford Arts Council presents 12th annual Arty Awards

Large crowd celebrated the arts and culture of Abbotsford on Saturday night

  • Apr. 9, 2016 6:00 a.m.

The Abbotsford Arts Council held the 12th annual Arty Awards tonight (Saturday) at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.

The event recognized outstanding contributions by individuals and groups in 11 juried categories. The winners are:

Outstanding Performing Artist in Dance – Lineke Van Kleek

Outstanding Performing Artist in Music – Joel Noftle

Outstanding Culinary Artist – Cassie Crocco

Outstanding Performing Artist in Theatre – Andrew Gillott

Outstanding Literary Artist – Carrie Wachsmann

Outstanding Visual Artist in Digital Media and Photography – Andrew Simpson

Outstanding Visual Artist in Traditional Media – Shannon Thiesen

Outstanding Student Artist – Ella McCallum

Outstanding Post-Secondary student artist – Kendra Schellenberg

Outstanding Arts Organization – Louden Singletree

Christine Caldwell Arts Advocate Award – Alisha Deddens

Lifetime Achievement Award – Freddy Latham

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