2019 Linny Awards Recognize Creativity and Celebrate Arts in the Region

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November 14, 6 p.m.

ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015

The Linnys are presented by the ArtsQuest Foundation, established to strengthen the long-term sustainability of ArtsQuest, the nonprofit that presents Musikfest and more than 4,000 other programs, events and educational classes annually.  The awards are named after the late Marlene ‘Linny’ Fowler of Bethlehem, who worked tirelessly to elevate the arts in the Lehigh Valley through her volunteerism and support. In addition to honoring Fowler’s legacy, the awards celebrate the extraordinary artists, arts educators, businesses and philanthropists who live and work in the Greater Lehigh Valley. All proceeds from the 2019 Linnys will go to support the nonprofit foundation, established in 2002 by Fowler.

ArtsQuest is honored to announce a new $1,000 scholarship funded by a $25,000 contribution from friends of the late John DiFrancesca. It will be presented each year during the Linny Awards to a student in the ArtSmart program who is interested in attending summer art camps or advanced art classes at the Banana Factory Arts Center. Also new this year, guests can create their own Linny inspired bracelet or pin and have a chance to win one of three fabulous prizes. Cost is one bead for $10, three beads for $25 and eight beads for $50. Prizes include a Musikfest 2020 main stage ticket package and more.

This year’s winners are:

Carol Guzy, four-time Pulitzer Prize winner – Pinnacle of the Arts Award

David Yanoshik, Associate Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at St. Luke’s University Health Network – Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteerism

Kim Hogan of Bethlehem – Visual Artist of the Year

Alex Meixner of Allentown – Performing Artist of the Year

Arturo Cabrera of Nazareth – Emerging Artist of the Year

Fatima Montero of Bethlehem – Student Artist Scholarship Award

Amy Putlock of Bethlehem – Arts Educator of the Year

Robert & Cindy Oster of Bethlehem – Philanthropy in the Arts Award

Just Born Quality Confections of Bethlehem – Business Supporter of the Arts

Ricardo Viera of Bethlehem – Bethlehem Committee’s Choice Award

For tickets and more information on the awards and the ArtsQuest Foundation, visit www.artsquestfoundation.org.

Information provided to TVL by:
Sarah M. Almazan
Public Relations Coordinator