Arts & Culture Appreciation Awards

For over 20 years, the ArtsErie Arts & Culture Appreciation Awards have recognized businesses and individuals for their contributions to the arts. This year, with our partners from the Erie Downtown Arts & Culture Coalition, we’re expanding our focus to recognize those supporting cultural programs in our community. Awards will recognize those who have been vital volunteers, leaders, or artists, or those who’ve made outstanding contributions to arts and culture education.

Help distinguish and recognize those people in our community who are making a notable impact in arts and culture by submitting a nomination. Award recipients may be a business, organization, foundation or individual. Nominations must address the criteria outlined for the award for which the nomination is being submitted. Nominations will be judged based on the responses to the provided criteria.

Nominations are now open online or in print. Download the form here.

The awards will be presented at Fall for Arts & Culture on Tuesday, October 29th beginning at 5:30pm. The event will be held in the H.O. Hirt Auditorium and Erie Maritime Museum, 150 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507. Nominees, their families, and their nominators are encourage to attend.

To view a list of previous honorees, please click here.