Erie Arts & Culture will host the 31st annual Fall for Arts & Culture Appreciation Awards on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This year's event will be held at the former Temple Anshe Hesed (930 Liberty Street, Erie, PA 16502), which is currently on the market for sale. This is a great opportunity for individuals from throughout Erie County to step inside the former temple and imagine how the building could serve the community in new ways through adaptive reuse. The event starts at 7:00 PM, but is preceded by an Enhanced Experience Reception starting at 5:30 PM.
Erie Arts & Culture is working with Community Access Media (CAM) and ImagineAR, a subsidiary of Imagination Park Technologies, to create an immersive experience utilizing Augmented Reality (AR) for the 2019 event. The evening will also include a visual art exhibit, live music, and theatre.
Every year, Erie Arts & Culture commissions a visual artist to create awards to present to the honorees. Visual artist Durim Loshaj was commissioned, with the assistance of Glass Growers Gallery, to create this year's awards. Durim is a former refugee from Kosovo. His work is rooted in geometric patterns and organic forms.
Four Erie County artists will also be awarded with fellowships during the event. One established artist and three emerging artists will receive unrestricted cash awards. These funds are intended to support artists as they delve deeper into their creative processes and assist them in their pursuit of artistic development and growth.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the office of Erie Arts & Culture:
23 West 10th Street | Second Floor | Erie, PA
2019 Honorees include:
Artist of the Year
Erie Asian Pacific American Association
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
Erie Insurance Corporate Art Collection, curated by Richard Holmgren