In conjunction with the Boise City Arts Commission's City Arts Celebration and Fall for Boise, the 2005 Mayors Arts Awards have been made, and the winners are as follows: For artistic excellence: Ward Hooper (visual artist), Jennifer Martin (principal ballerina, Ballet Idaho) and James Ogle (conductor, Boise Philharmonic); for support of the arts: Liz Roberts and Rick Clark; for business support of the arts: Key Bank and First Thursday (sponsored by the Downtown Boise Association); for excellence in arts education: Paul Schaffer (executive director of the Log Cabin Literary Center); spotlight: Boise Music Week.
There will be a luncheon ceremony honoring these artists, arts organizations, arts supporters and educators on September 22 in the Grove Hotel Ballroom. The public is encouraged to attend, at $35 per plate or $350 for a table of 10. If that seems steep, remember that all proceeds go to support arts programs in the community.
For reservations, call 433-5671, or make your reservations on-line at www.cityofboise.org.