Peoria arts commissioner, PUSD school among Governor’s Awards finalists

40th annual event takes place virtually March 26

Posted 3/15/21

A City of Peoria employee and a Peoria Unified School District campus have emerged as finalists for the 40th anniversary Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented in a hybrid event beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 26.

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Peoria arts commissioner, PUSD school among Governor’s Awards finalists

40th annual event takes place virtually March 26

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A City of Peoria employee and a Peoria Unified School District campus have emerged as finalists for the 40th anniversary Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented in a hybrid event beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 26.

Andre Licardi, a Glendale resident who serves on the seven-member Peoria Arts Commission, which has a mission to enhance the quality of life in the community by fostering and supporting cultural opportunities for local artists and the general public, is up for top honors in the Arts Educator category. Mr. Licardi is the City of Peoria’s cultural arts coordinator.

Foothills Elementary, 15808 N. 63rd Ave., within PUSD, is up for top honors in the Large Business category.

Twenty-four finalists from 10 statewide communities have been selected for the 40th anniversary celebration.

Individuals registering for the Governor’s Arts Awards will receive log-in instructions for the event’s private online viewing, which starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for the Governor’s Arts Awards are $150 and are available at azcitizensforthearts.org.

Participating restaurants across the state will provide meals-to-go for celebrants to enjoy at home while watching the presentation. A West Valley participant is Cosmic Vegans, 7145 N. 58th Dr., Glendale.

Since 1981, more than 250 distinguished artists, individuals, cultural organizations, educators, businesses and philanthropists have received Governor’s Arts Awards. Visit azcitizensforthearts.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Arizona Citizens for the Arts at 602-842-1584 or info@azcitizensforthearts.org.

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