Nominees Announced for 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Photo by: Heather Jordan, a 2017 Mayor's Arts Award Nominee.Photo by: Heather Jordan, a 2017 Mayor's Arts Award Nominee.

By: Braydee Euliss, Executive Director, MACC—

Muncie, INThe Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC) in conjunction with the City of Muncie, will present the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts.

Nominations have been accepted in eight distinct categories: Arts Advocate, Arts Leader, Arts Educator, Corporate Arts, Artist in the Community, Next Generation Artist, Maker, and Lifetime Achievement. MACC congratulates this year’s nominees!

2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards Nominees

Brian Blair Studios
Leon Crosby
Andrew Crow
Moth Danner
Leigh Carter Edwards
Ron Groves
HeidiJHale Designs + Details
Matt Howell
Maura Jasper
Heather Jordan
Denise King
Bill Lett
Laurie Lunsford
Roger McConnell
John Peterson
Mike Prater
Destiny Roberts
Tania Said
Frances Petty Sargent
Sarah Shaffer
Philip Tevis
Beth Turcotte
We’re Trying Collective

Nominations have been reviewed and awardees selected by a panel of community members, including representatives from the arts and business worlds. Awardees will be honored at the Mayor’s Arts Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, September 26th at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in the Colonnade Room. The Awards Ceremony and following Community Reception are free and open to the public. For complete event information, please visit

MACC is privileged to present the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards and looks forward to recognizing the individual and collective contributions of Muncie’s citizens to our vibrant and growing arts community.

The 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards are made possible through support from the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, the City of Muncie, Presenting Sponsor— Old National Bank, VIP Reception Sponsor— First Merchants Bank & First Merchants Private Wealth Management, and Community Reception Sponsor—  Mutual Bank.

Muncie Arts and Culture council seeks to create, educate, advocate, nurture, and inspire integration of the arts via civic initiatives and through engagement with individual artists and arts organizations.