6th Annual Business Supports the Arts Award Breakfast

 Present by

Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance & Union Savings Bank

Crowne Plaza Danbury
18 Old Ridgebury Rd
Danbury, CT 06810

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Monday October 29, 2012 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM 

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Leah Glazer

Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance
Tel. 203.798.0760
Email: assistant@hvculturalarts.org


BSA Award - is HVCA's most prestigious award and recognizes a business, organization or entrepreneur for their exemplary contributions to the arts in Greater Danbury each year. Past recipients have made a broad impact through their financial and/or volunteer services.  Past recipients include: Goodrich (2011); Comcast (2010); Western CT State University (2009); Joseph DaSilva, Jr. (2008); and Union Savings Bank (2007) 

Arts in the Community Award - this award highlights, promotes,  and honors community leaders who have encouraged and supported innovative approaches to using the arts to build and sustain vibrant, healthy, and creative communities.

Heart of the Arts Award -introduced in 2010, this award recognizes the outstanding volunteer efforts of an individual and their contributions made to encourage and nurture arts and culture in their community. 

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"We know from the research we completed recently with Americans for the Arts that Connecticut has a much deeper arts community than other places our size around the country, and we know that has contributed in significant ways to making our villages, towns and small cites great places to live, work, play and learn.  But I believe that art could play an even greater role in placemaking."  

Kip Bergstrom, Deputy Commission, DECD

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A unique opportunity to get in front of key stakeholders -Business, creative, and community leaders in the region to network, to highlight contributions, and to celebrate the arts.  HVCA's premiere fundraising event that serves to acknowledge outstanding business support and to increase visibility for arts and culture in Western Connecticut.


Special Guest: Christopher (Kip) Bergstrom, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development.  Invited speakers: Dan Goble, Dean, Western Connecticut State University, School of Visual and Performing Arts; Steven Wolff, Founding Principal, AMS Planning & Research and AMS Analytics

2012 Awardees:

BSA Award - Fairfield County Bank

 Arts in the Community Award - Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith

Heart of Arts Award - Alison Greeley, Chair, Ridgefield Arts Council

Tickets $30 | Table Sponsorships & Advertisement Opportunity

Proceeds given to HVCA to support ongoing programming