CONCORD — The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has announced that tickets for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards are currently available for online purchase. The event takes place Mon., October 21, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts’ Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord.
New Hampshire’s Governor’s Arts Awards recognize the contributions of individuals, organizations and communities that make a difference in quality of life in New Hampshire through the arts. This year, the awards will honor achievement in Arts Education, Arts in Health, Creative Communities, Distinguished Arts Leadership, Folk Heritage, Individual Arts Champion and Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure, a lifetime achievement award.
To be eligible for nominations, individuals must reside in New Hampshire or have made significant contributions to the arts while living in New Hampshire; nominated organizations, cities and towns must be physically located in New Hampshire.
The awards were first presented in 1980. Throughout the years, honorees have received artwork created by a New Hampshire artist and based on the State House dome eagle – the first public art in the state. Berlin sculptor Andre Belanger designed and created the current awards.
Confirmed sponsors for the event include Capitol Center for the Arts, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, The Hotel Concord, Kelley Family Properties, New England College, Northeast Delta Dental, O Steaks and Seafood, Sanborn Mills Farm, Carol and Roger Brooks, Shannon Chandley and Tom Silvia, and
Christine Dwyer. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
To learn more about the 2019 Governors Arts Awards and to see lists of previous awardees, visit nh.gov/nharts/artsandartists/gaa/index.htm. Tickets may be purchased directly from the Capitol Center for the Arts, online at ccanh.com or by calling the box office at 603-225-1111.