Originally founded in 2008, the Okanagan Arts Awards underlying purpose is to recognize individuals and groups for their outstanding achievement in the arts; for their significant contribution to the arts; or to their noteworthy support of the arts.
The 2014 Okanagan Arts Awards have 13 nomination categories, 12 are nominated with the 13th category of Lifetime Achievement selected by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan. Nominations arrive from throughout the Okanagan Valley and Thompson Regions.
The criteria considered in the adjudication process include: eligibility, Okanagan based achievements, quality and quantity of achievements, emerging verses established work, and general quality of the achievements. Both achievements in the chosen discipline of the arts as well as contributions to the community were considered with using these criteria.
This year the Okanagan Arts Awards will be celebrating its 7th year. This magnificent red carpet evening will be a night of celebration, a night of elegance, a night of performance, a night to remember!
MEET THE NOMINEES RECEPTION | March 22 - 6:00pm
- Come early to mingle with Awards Nominees and Presenters
- Enjoy delicacies prepared by Two-time Gold Medal Champion, Chef Michael Lyon
- Upper Lobby of the Rotary Centre for the Arts
- The RCA cash bar will be open through-out the evening
CELEBRATION SHOWCASE | March 22 - 7:00pm Mary Irwin Theatre
AFTER PARTY | March 22 - 9:00pm Rotary Centre for Arts Atrium
All ticket holders are invited to come and join us
Visit www.artsco.ca for more information.