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Local leaders up for governor's art awards

Posted 2/9/21

More than 100 artists, arts organizations and administrators, businesses and philanthropists from communities across Arizona — including a handful from Surprise — have been nominated for 40th annual Governor’s Arts Awards.

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Local leaders up for governor's art awards

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More than 100 artists, arts organizations and administrators, businesses and philanthropists from communities across Arizona — including a handful from Surprise — have been nominated for 40th annual Governor’s Arts Awards.

Finalists will be announced this month at special events in communities around the state.

The 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards will be presented virtually during the 40th annual celebration, a hybrid event this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, on Friday, March 26 at locations throughout the state.

Details will be announced.

Five Surprise residents were nominated as individuals for “Arts in Education.” They include:

  • Randall Badgard — music teacher, Sunset Hills Elementary School.
  • Ashley Golden — art teacher, Surprise Elementary School.
  • Preston MacDonald — choir teacher, Valley Vista High School.
  • Laurel Ruff — music teacher, Marley Park Elementary School.
  • Steve Wallgren — theater teacher, Willow Canyon High School.

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Arizona Citizens for the Arts at info@azcitizensforthearts.org.

The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented by Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the Office of the Governor.

Since 1981, more than 200 distinguished artists, individuals, cultural organizations, educators, businesses and philanthropists have received Governor’s Arts Awards.

For information, visit azcitizensforthearts.org.

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