RECOGNIZING THE DISTINGUISHED. Please join in the celebration to recognize outstanding achievements in arts, sciences and humanities in Washtenaw County.
Cocktail Attire. Strolling Buffet.
5:00 p.m. Private Champagne Reception with medalists and awardees for sponsors and honorary committee members. For sponsorship information, click here Become a Sponsor
6:00 p.m. THE pARTy! begins. Included is a strolling buffet, two drink tickets, interactive art activities, ambient phototonics and a celebration of those making an impact of the arts and creative industries in Washtenaw County.
6:45 p.m. Medals and Awards Presentation
The Arts Alliance Medals for Arts, Sciences & Humanities
- Philanthropic Excellence Medal: The Buhr Foundation, supporting arts and creativity in Washtenaw County since 1953.
- Lifetime Achievement Medal: Carla Dirlikov Canales, international opera star, arts education champion and creative entrepreneur.
- Outstanding Service Medal: Ken Fischer, president, University Musical Society and arts presenter extraordinaire.
21st Century Awards
Spotlight Artist: Laith Al-Saadi, musician.
Tamara Real Emerging Leader Award: Allison L. Buck, operations manager, Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Inspiration Sponsors: Masco Cabinetry | U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Innovation Sponsors: Eastern Michigan University Foundation | Illuminatus Lasers
Insight Sponsors: Ann Arbor Musical Theatre Works | Arbor Networks | Bank of Ann Arbor | Merrill
Guerra, Realtor | University Moving & Storage | |Tim & Laurie Wadhams |
Washtenaw County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Not a member of The Arts Alliance? For member information and registration, visit www.a3arts.org/members/.
When & Where
The Arts Alliance | Mélange
The Arts Alliance advocates for and supports the Arts and Creative Industries in Washtenaw County, MI – arts and creative individuals and businesses – to ensure that our region remains a great place to create, live, work, learn, play and visit.
Mélange is proud to share in the mission of The Arts Alliance: to make culture and creativity available to all.