4th Annual Linny Awards

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Nov 14th 2019 5:00 pm
$150-$3000 Website 610-332-3378
Presented by: ArtsQuest
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Date(s) - Nov 14th 2019
5:00 pm

Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling


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Cocktails 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Awards & Festivities 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

All 2019 Linny Award winners will be honored during the Linny Awards ceremony Nov. 14 at Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling, located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

As part of this year’s Linnys, the ArtsQuest Foundation is inviting other community-minded businesses and individuals to consider sponsoring the event to continue Fowler’s legacy of supporting the arts in the region. Supporting the event through sponsorships or by purchasing tickets to the event will help the Foundation develop new opportunities to recognized talented area artists, performers and education is future years.

Ticket prices are:

  • $150 – individual ticket ($105 tax-deductible)
  • $1,500 – Table Sponsor, 4 Guests ($1,320 tax-deductible)
  • $3,000 – Table Sponsor, 8 Guests ($2,640 tax-deductible)

Named after the late Marlene ‘Linny’ Fowler, a stained glass artist and community leader who supported artists and arts organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley for more than a quarter century, the Linny Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the region’s flourishing arts community.

Proceeds from the Linny Awards go to support the Foundation, which Fowler helped found in 2003. The Foundation is focused on supporting and strengthening the long-term sustainability of ArtsQuest, the nonprofit that presents Musikfest and 4,000 other programs, events and educational classes annually for the region, 40 percent of which are free to attend.

For the fourth consecutive year, Cornerstone Advisors will serve as presenting sponsor of the Linny Awards. Other partners include Albarell Electric, Allentown Fluid Systems Inc., B. Braun, The Yurconic Agency, HMK Insurance, John & Brenda McGlade, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Service Electric Cable TV and Communications and more.

The 2019 Linny Award winners are:

Pinnacle of the Arts Award – Four-time Pulitzer Prize Winner Carol Guzy

Philanthropy in the Arts Award – Robert and Cindy Oster, Bethlehem

Business Supporter of the Arts – Just Born Quality Confections

Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteerism – David Yanoshik, Associate Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at St. Luke’s University Health Network

Visual Artist of the Year – Kim Hogan, Bethlehem

Performing Artist of the Year – Alex Meixner, Allentown

Emerging Artist of the Year – Arturo Cabrera, Nazareth

Arts Educator of the Year – Amy Putlock, Bethlehem

Student Artist Scholarship Award – Fatima Montero, Bethlehem

Committee’s Choice Award – Ricardo Viera, Bethlehem