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January 11, 2016
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Lori McAlister, Lincoln Arts Council, 402-434-2787

Nominations Deadline Extended for Mayor's Arts Awards

The nomination deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 21 for the 38th annual Mayor's Arts Awards. The awards will be presented by the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) Wednesday, June 15 at the Lied Center. The Mayor's Arts Awards program formally recognizes artistic contributions and achievements in the Lincoln area. Nomination forms are available by calling the LAC at 402-434-2787 or printing a form from the LAC website,

A panel of community leaders will select the winners for these awards:

Nominators are asked to select a category or categories they feel would be most appropriate for their nominees, but the judges may consider the nominee for other categories as well. Nominations from the previous year are automatically resubmitted, and updates are accepted. A list of previous winners is available by contacting the LAC at 402-434-2787.

The 2016 awards will be created by Wendy Jane Bantam, the winner of the 2015 Artistic Achievement Award for Visual Arts.

The public is encouraged to submit names of members of the arts community who have died since the last awards ceremony in June 2015 for memorial recognition.

Those interested in sponsorships for the event may contact the LAC at 402-434-2787.

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