Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut Seeks Arts Award Nominees

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In every town, there are leaders; some in politics, some in business, some artists, some ordinary people, even some children (think lemonade stands). The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut will hold its annual signature breakfast on Thursday, October 17 at the Crowne Plaza Danbury to recognize extraordinary business leaders and volunteers who have made an impact in our communities through their vital giving to the arts, history, and culture in the Greater Danbury region. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut supports 10 towns: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Redding, and Sherman.


There are three honors given every year. The most prestigious is the “Business Supports the Arts” award, presented to mid-sized and large business for exemplary giving practices. Past recipients include Fairfield County Bank, Goodrich, Comcast, Western State University, Joseph DaSilva Jr., and Union Savings Bank.


The “Arts in the Community” award highlights, promotes and honors community leaders who have encouraged and supported innovative approaches to using the arts to build and sustain vibrant, healthy, and creative communities that focus on economic development. The “Heart of the Arts” award recognizes outstanding volunteer effort and an individual’s contribution to nurture arts and culture in their community to increase quality of life.


Award recipients will be honored at the annual “Business Supports the Arts” breakfast this fall.


To receive a nomination form and nominate a potential awardee, contact Lisa Johnson at, or visit The submission deadline is August 23.

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