For more than three decades, the Arts and Culture Appreciation Awards have recognized and honored those individuals, businesses, and organizations who use arts-based disciplines or deliver cultural programming to positively impact the Erie community. This year's honorees were announced and celebrated at the End of Year Variety Show on December 4, 2020.
Receiving an award for one’s hard work is certainly an honor - something that we remember forever. We thank all of these exceptional individuals and organizations for their positive impact on the Erie community.
The Applause Award - Tesha Nesbit
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award - The Benedictine Sisters of Erie
The Leadership Award - World of Music
The Bruce Morton Wright Artist of the Year Award - John Lyons
Imagine Award - Carla Hughes
The Lifetime Achievement Award - Lee Steadman
Included below are all of the acceptance speeches from the 2020 Awardees and descriptions of each award.