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March 29, 2010
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Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831
Deb Weber, Lincoln Arts Council, 402-434-2787

Winners Announced For Mayor's Arts Awards

The Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) has announced the winners of the 2010 Mayor's Arts Awards, which will be presented the evening of Monday, June 7 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Mayor Chris Beutler and the LAC present the awards to formally recognize artistic contributions and achievements in the Lincoln area. Event sponsors are Union Bank & Trust Company and The Kinder Porter Scott Family Foundation. The Mayor's Video Sponsor is the Dish Restaurant.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, and the awards begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50, and reservations are required. Checks can be sent by May 26 to LAC, 920 "O" Street, Lincoln, NE 68508. More information is available by calling 434-2787 or on the LAC Web site at

For the first time, the "ArtScene Backstage Award" will honor extraordinary service to the arts through behind-the-scenes efforts. The winner is Jack Saltzman, a volunteer decorator for many nonprofit organization events and fund-raisers. The award is sponsored by A to Z Printing.

Also being honored are the following individuals, organizations and projects:

Except for the Literary Heritage, Larry Enersen and Mayor's Choice awards, honorees are selected by a panel of arts professionals. This year's award is being created by fiber artist Robert Hillestad, a Mayor's Arts Award winner in 1996.

The public is encouraged to submit names of members of the Lincoln arts community who have died since the last awards ceremony in June 2009 for memorial recognition at the awards event.

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