The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge hosted the 11th annual Mayor’s Luncheon for Business and the Arts earlier today at the Lethbridge Lodge. The event recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations and businesses who have contributed to the arts vibrancy of our city.
During the lunch, The Allied Arts Council Excellence (AACE) Awards were presented to an individual and business that have significantly enhanced the arts community. The Young Artist Award was awarded to an up and coming Lethbridge‐based artist who is advancing and enhancing the arts in our community. The Joan Waterfield Memorial Award was presented to two artists, respected by their contemporaries, for outstanding contributions to the community.
The call for AACE awards, Young Artists Award and the Joan Waterfield Memorial Award nominations goes out to the community early in the spring. A jury comprised of AAC Board Directors and long-time members of the arts community deliberate through the summer to choose the award recipients.
Award recipients are as follows:
Allied Arts Council Excellence (AACE) Awards:
• Individual: Vern Miller
• Business: FWBA Architects
Allied Arts Council Young Artist Award:
• Claire Lint
Joan Waterfield Memorial Award:
• Lottie Austin & Dr. George Evelyn
Past recipients of the AACE Awards include the Nikka Yuko Gardens, Maureen Chambers and Trent Moranz of South Country Fair, former Lethbridge City Councillor Dr. Barbara Lacey, John Savill, Peggy Mezei and Clear Sky Radio.