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ICCA’s Celebration of the Arts to Recognize Collaboration Among Arts Organizations
Posted: 11/7/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) will present its second annual Celebration of the Arts on Monday, November 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. 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.

The program will feature performances by ICCA partner organizations each celebrating a special milestone anniversary in 2012, including: The Englert Theatre, Orchestra Iowa and Prairie Voices Productions. Reception entertainment will be provided by ICCA partner Tom Nothnagle.

Partner organizations 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 2012 recipients are Kent Smith, Larry Eckholt Award; and Denny Redmond, Cultural Advocate Award.

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.


Collaborative Award Nominations

Collaboration between ICCA partner organizations

Unsinkable Stories: 100 Years Later – Brucemore collaborating with The Carl and Mary Koehler History Center, Cedar Rapids Public Library, Cedar Rapids Science Station and Theatre Cedar Rapids

Autumn - Coralville Center for the Performing Arts collaborating with Nolte Academy of Dance and Dan Knight

Mayberry – Hancher collaborating with Working Group Theatre

Camp Creamery - Old Creamery Theater Company collaborating with Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, the Children’s Theatre of Cedar Rapids and Coe College

Iowa Women’s Music Festival – Prairie Voices Productions collaborating with The Englert Theatre

Reaching Out Award Nominations

Collaboration between an ICCA partner organization working with non- member organizations

The Bridge - Brucemore collaborating with Four Oaks

Arts For Life - Eastern Iowa Arts Academy collaborating with Four Oaks, Jane Boyd Community House, Marion Cares Program, Tanager and Goodwill of the Heartland

North Liberty Blues & BBQ - City of North Liberty collaborating with the North Liberty Community Betterment Group

UICCU BenchMarks Iowa City Downtown District collaborating with the City of Iowa City and 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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