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Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance to Host Second Annual "Celebration of the Arts"
Posted: 10/9/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) will present its second annual Celebration of the Arts event on Monday, November 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The evening will include presentation of Collaborative and Reaching Out awards and recognition of the Larry Eckholt and Cultural Advocate honorees. The program will also feature performances by ICCA partner organizations each celebrating a special milestone anniversary in 2012.

Celebration of the Arts is ICCA’s annual meeting event, intended to elevate the awareness of the artistic and cultural organizations in the Corridor and to celebrate the outstanding collaborations of ICCA partners. All ICCA partners, business partners, friends, and community members are invited to attend.

“We’re very pleased to offer ICCA partners and the community in Iowa’s Creative Corridor the opportunity to come together to celebrate their shared success,” said Jessica Johnson, ICCA’s executive director. “The arts serve to create a vibrant, thriving community and there is an ever-increasing need to strengthen awareness and appreciation for the quality of life they create in our region.”

ICCA partner organizations being featured by performances include: The Englert Theatre, Orchestra Iowa and Prairie Voices Productions. Reception entertainment will be provided by ICCA partner Tom Nothnagle.

Partner organizations self-nominate themselves for the Collaborative and Reaching Out honors and the ICCA partnership votes on the ballot. The organization who receives the highest number of votes receives the honor and a Celebration of the Arts statue, crafted by local artist Tom Newport. The winners will be announced during the event.

Additionally Larry Eckholt Award and Cultural Advocate Award honors will be given out to community members who have exemplified passion, commitment, and advocacy to the cultural vitality of the Corridor.

The ICCA Celebration of the Arts is open to the community. Admission is $15 at the door. To attend, please RSVP to Jessica Johnson at: or 319.849.8ART (8278).

Celebration of the Arts is sponsored by Alliant Energy. Additional support for the program is provided by Hills Bank and Trust Company and the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance ( is a network of more than 150 cultural organizations in the Eastern Iowa Corridor. The mission of ICCA is to promote the varied cultural activities of its partner organizations and to nurture a sustainable cultural community. This is done through advocacy-focused events, educational programming, arts and culture awareness, cultural tourism, and building strong relationships throughout the community.

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