The Rockford Area Arts Council, Mayor Thomas McNamara and Winnebago County Chairman Frank Haney host the 2018 Rockford Area Arts Awards.The RAAC's fundraiser honors recipients and celebrates achievements in the arts for the past year.
The Individual Artist Award is for an artist whose artistic achievements have generated a significant and positive impact on the community. The Community Impact Award will go to a corporation/business which recognizes the importance of the arts through financial or in-kind support, use of the arts in the workplace, and/or encouragement of employees to volunteer for the arts or otherwise serves as an advocate for the arts. The Arts Advocate Award will go to an individual for exceptional efforts in advocacy, support, and/or volunteerism in the arts. The Creative Cultural Arts Event recognizes an exhibit, performance, festival, series or special cultural arts event during the 2016-2017 season which brought heightened visibility to the arts.
The evening will include hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Directions: Rockford Art Museum - 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot.