BLOOMINGTON – The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center announces the last call for nominations for the third-annual Community Arts Awards to honor local arts advocates, educators, and businesses. Nominations should be made by Wednesday, September 13. The event will be held on Friday, November 10 at the Ivy Tech Waldron, located at 122 S. Walnut St.

Award categories are Arts Advocate, Special Citation, Arts in Business, and Arts in Education.

Nominations can be made online at Community Arts Award winners will be juried by an independent community group. Questions about award nominations can be directed to the Ivy Tech Waldron at (812) 330-4400 or

Recipients of the Community Arts Awards 2016

Arts Advocate: Ted Jones, IU Jacobs School of Music former director of technical facilities Special Citation – Lifetime Achievement, Lee Williams, Lotus World Music & Arts Festival founder

Arts in Business: Monroe Convention Center Bloomington Indiana

Arts in Education: Rhino’s Youth Center; and Regional Arts Service, Lawrence County Art Association/The Wiley Art Gallery

Recipients of the Community Arts Awards 2015

Arts Advocate: Jim Manion, WFHB:

Special Citation – Lifetime Achievement, Jane C. Otten, owner, Pygmalion’s Art Supplies from 1975 to 2007

Arts in Business: BLOOM Magazine
Arts in Education: Sara Irvine and Chris Bultman, The Project School

About Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center houses a unique blend of artists, performers, and educators. Visitors can take art classes, enjoy performances, or browse six gallery spaces. For more information, visit Art classes are offered through Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning at or through Ivy Tech’s Associate of Fine Arts degree program.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.