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Abbotsford Arts Council Opens 14th Annual Arty Awards Nominations

By September 29, 2018September 30th, 2018Arts, Community

Abbotsford, B.C. – It is once again time to recognize and honour the contributions of local artists and arts advocates with the presentation of the 14th annual Arty Awards. Today marks the beginning of this process as The Abbotsford Arts Council officially starts accepting nominations. Entries can be submitted by someone in the arts community, a friend, or by the artist or group themselves.

Submissions will be accepted until August 27 2018.

The Arty Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at The Reach Gallery.

With the success of last year’s awards, changes put in place for the 2017 Arty Awards will be retained for 2018. These include categories that had been redesigned to be more inclusive and reflective of the current arts community. Once again, awards will be presented in the categories of Performing Arts, Lifestyle, Media Arts, Youth Achievement, Literary Arts, Arts Advocate, Visual Arts, and Emerging Artist, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Harry Doupe, a writer and producer with more than two decades of awards show experience, will return as Arty Awards Coordinator.

The Arty Awards is an initiative of the Abbotsford Arts Council to celebrate and highlight the achievements and contributions of local artists to the Abbotsford community.

The online nomination form, submission criteria along with information on the selection process, and a full breakdown of each category, can be found on the Abbotsford Arts Council’s website ( or at the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford.

About the Abbotsford Arts Council
For over 40 years, the Abbotsford Arts Council has been a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. The Abbotsford Arts Council consists of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. Almost 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, Jam in Jubilee Concert series, Mill Lake Music Concert Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit

For more information, contact:
Aaron Levy, President
Abbotsford Arts Council
Phone: 778-982-0648

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