Ames Community Arts Council seeking nominations for 2019 Arts Awards Celebration

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

Nominations for the 2019 Arts Awards Celebration are due Monday, Feb. 18. Ames Community Arts Council members are invited to nominate an individual, organization, or business for outstanding effort in the Ames arts community throughout the year.

Awards will be given to honor volunteers, arts advocates and entrepreneurs, board members, art educators, and others. There are awards for artists and art supporters alike, and for individuals and organizations that support the arts as an integral part of the community. A person must be a member of the Ames Community Arts Council to submit a nomination, but it is not necessary to be a member to receive an award.

Nomination forms and information about the various awards can be found online at or by contacting the Arts Council [ or 515-233-6110]. Nominations can be completed online, printed and returned by mail, or scanned and emailed.

“The Arts Awards Celebration is a favorite annual event of the Ames Community Arts Council,” says Arts Council Director Jennifer Brockpahler. “It is such an honor to recognize those in our community who do so much to assure the continued success of the arts in Ames. We hope folks take this opportunity to nominate the arts advocate in their life.”

The Ames Community Arts Council will hold its annual Arts Awards Celebration on Sunday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Octagon Center for the Arts (427 Douglas Ave., Ames). The public is invited to join the Arts Council in honoring those who have supported and encouraged the arts through their extraordinary actions and exemplary service to the Ames community. This event is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served.

The Ames Community Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Ames Commission on the Arts (COTA). For more information about this event, visit our website at