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January 8, 2014
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Deb Weber, Lincoln Arts Council, 402-434-2787

Nomination Deadline Extended for Mayor's Arts Awards

The deadline has been extended for nominations for the 36th annual Mayor's Arts Awards. The awards will be presented by the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Lied Center. The nomination deadline is now Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. 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 list of previous winners also is available at that website.

A new award has been created this year. The Legacy of Art Award will recognize a senior (age 55 and up) actively involved in creating, teaching, sharing or inspiring artistic expression in any discipline. Legacy Retirement Communities will sponsor this award for three years. A panel of arts professionals will select the winner for that award and these:

Nominations from 2013 are automatically resubmitted, and updates are accepted. The public is encouraged to submit names of members of the arts community who have died since the last awards ceremony in June 2013 for memorial recognition. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact the LAC at 402-434-2787.

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