The Oklahoma Arts Council is seeking nominations through Aug. 6 for the 2009 Governor's Arts Awards.
"The 34th Annual Governor's Arts Awards is an opportunity to celebrate Oklahoma arts and the people that facilitate its success," said Executive Director Suzanne Tate. "During my travels, I've seen many examples across this state of how individuals, businesses, government leaders and organizations have worked to harness arts and cultural development to create economic opportunity, provide a high quality of community life and ignite the creative potential of Oklahoma's youth."
Tate encourages Oklahomans to nominate citizens and organizations that have contributed to the arts in their communities or throughout the state. The Oklahoma Arts Council has managed the Governor's Arts Awards program since 1975.
The Governor's Arts Award Categories are:
Nominees must be current residents of the State of Oklahoma and living in Oklahoma full-time, or organizations/businesses that work in and for the benefit of Oklahoma. Previous recipients of the Governor's Award are not eligible.
Nomination forms are available online or by calling 521-2931. -Gazette staff