Event Date(s): May 21, 2014 -
09:00 to 14:00


Dancing Wheels Company and School win Arts Education Award for the Governor's Awards for the Arts. VSA Ohio was honored to write a letter of nomination for our strong partner and a pioneer of inclusive dance and educaiton.

Registration is now open for the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio luncheon. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the luncheon, which will be held at noon on May 21, 2014 at the Columbus Athenaeum in downtown Columbus. The luncheon is hosted by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation. Single tickets, which must be purchased online at the Ohio Arts Council website, are $50 and include lunch and a dessert reception. Table sponsorships are available through the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation. Registration closes onApril 21, 2014.


Six winners, selected from 76 nominations submitted by individuals and organizations across the state, will be honored at the luncheon ceremony along with members of the Ohio Legislature. Winners will receive an original work of art by Ohio painter Steven Walker at a public ceremony during the luncheon.


The award categories and recipients are: Arts Administration, Sherri Geldin, Wexner Center for the Arts(Columbus); Arts Education, Dancing Wheels Company & School (Cleveland); Arts Patron, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation (Cincinnati); Business Support of the Arts, Macy's, Inc. (Statewide); Community Development and Participation, Neal Gittleman, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (Dayton); Individual Artist, Sheri Williams, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (Dayton).


Additionally, advertisements may be purchased online for the Governor's Awards program. Placing an advertisement in the luncheon program is an excellent way to congratulate a winner, promote an upcoming season, exhibition or performance, highlight a tourism venue or thank legislators for their support of the arts.


The 2014 Governor's Awards ceremony and luncheon will be held in conjunction with Arts Day on May 21, 2014. Arts Day was created to foster a greater awareness of the value of the arts in Ohio. Citizens are encouraged to participate in Arts Day by visiting with their state legislators and communicating the need for public support of the arts and arts education.


Every year on Arts Day, Columbus is filled with arts supporters who share the importance of the arts in their communities. For more information on how to participate, or how to purchase table sponsorships for the luncheon, contact the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation atinfo@ohiocitizensforthearts.org or 614/221-4064


The 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio and Arts Day Luncheon are presented in partnership with the Ohio Government Telecommunications.