Denver – PRESS RELEASE – More than 700 corporate, cultural and civic leaders celebrated 10 honorees at the 2019 Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ (CBCA) Business for the Arts Awards, the only statewide event honoring companies and individuals for their exemplary engagement with the arts.
All honorees were celebrated at the annual Business for the Arts Awards Luncheon, presented by EY and PNC Bank, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. CBCA has been producing this inspiring, arts-infused event for over 30 years, featuring a variety of home-grown entertainers and Colorado artists.
Entertainment at this year’s luncheon included: a Denver-based indie-alternative band Ivory Circle, an excerpt from Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Xanadu, a scene from And Toto too Theatre Company, and a performance from the Intergenerational Women’s African Dance and Drumming Ensemble (IWADDE). In addition, a balloon art installation was featured during the pre-event networking reception, created by Balloon Art by Merry Makers from Greeley, Colo. Think 360 Arts for Learning and artists/educators Eurekus were commissioned to create the table centerpieces.
“We applaud all of the outstanding honorees this year for their innovative and impactful business and arts partnerships. Their stories demonstrate how the arts and business advance our economy and strengthen the cultural vitality and quality of life in Colorado,” said Mark Davidson, Chair of CBCA’s Board of Directors, and a Director at Fairfield and Woods.
The 2019 Business for the Arts Awards Honorees
The Business for the Arts Awards Honorees are exemplary organizations that have gone above and beyond to support the arts and creative industries.
Bank of America has a deep commitment to philanthropy in the arts, including sponsoring major exhibits at Denver Art Museum, grants for art conservation and their Museums