26th Annual St. Louis Arts Awards Announced

By Maggie McCarthy
In Culture

The Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis consistently recognizes significant cultural contributions. The council acknowledges the innovators, businesses and creatives who inspire our city. As 2017 approaches, the council has announced the honorees for their 2017 Arts Awards.

Those awarded include Steven Woolf of The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Mike Isaacson, director and producer of The Muny’s summer shows, The Mildred Lane Kemper Museum at Washington University, art instructor Harvey Lockhart from Riverview Gardens High School, Pianos for People, philanthropists Jim and Cathy Berges and corporate sponsor U.S. Bank.

Photo courtesy of Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

“The Arts and Education Council is proud to celebrate this outstanding group of inspiring individuals, organizations and corporate citizens. It is their vision, imagination, work and philanthropy that continue to make St. Louis a vibrant and thriving place in which to live, learn, work and play,” says president and CEO Cynthia Prost.

Next year’s Awards will be held on Jan. 23 at the Chase Park Plaza. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 and continues with dinner and awards at 7pm. The event, co-chaired by Susan Block, founder of Designing Block, and John Russell, Senior Vice President Stifel Financial Corporation, will donate total funds to the Arts and Education Council’s annual campaign, supporting nearly 70 arts and arts education organizations.

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