A vibrant arts and cultural scene is essential to the quality of life and economic growth of a community. For the last six years, the Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust has been recognizing those organizations, businesses, individuals and events that make our cultural scene what it is through the Ardee Awards presented at their annual Fête. This year, Chatfield Center for the Arts is honored to be selected by the Trust to receive the 2018 Greater Rochester Arts Ardee Award and invites supporters to join them in celebration at The Fête on October 23, 2018.
Named in recognition of Rochester’s Mayor Ardell F. Brede’s enduring support of the Arts in the Rochester community, the Ardee Awards honor the very best in the visual and performing arts and the humanities and those whose support through leadership, education, and collaboration have had a significant impact on these endeavors.
Chatfield Center for the Arts will be honored alongside the other five award winners listed below at this year’s Fête:
• Mayor’s Award for Public Art – City of Rochester
• Leadership in the Arts – Andrea Costopoulos
• Outstanding Artist – Brandon Sampson
• Outstanding Business for the Arts – Think Mutual Bank
• Excellence in Arts Education – Honors Choirs of SE MN