2017 Southern Illinois Arts Legacy Award

Carbondale Community Arts presents the Southern Illinois Arts Legacy Award annually to individuals whose character and achievements exemplify a dedication to the arts and community in southern Illinois. Its goal is to recognize patrons, advocates, teachers, community development activists, and arts practitioners of every kind. All current or past residents of the southern Illinois’ 26 southernmost counties, with the exception of current CCA board members and staff, are eligible. Posthumous nominees will also be considered. 


2015 Honorees: Brent Kington, Gayle Klam, Toni Intravaia, and Edward Benyas

2016 Honorees: Bryan Kelso Crow, Mary Ellen Dillard, Ellen Spalt, and Michael Shannahan


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Join CCA on  Friday, October 20th for a special reception honoring 

the 2017 Southern Illinois Arts Legacy Award recipients

at 4:30 PM,

Award Presentation: 5:00 PM

at CCA's Artspace 304 

304 W Walnut St in downtown Carbondale

hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served.


2017 Honorees 

Musician Martin “Big Larry” Allbritton

Dance Educator Susan Barnes 

Poet Allison Joseph

CCA Founding Artists Bonnie Moreno & Kathy Sanjabi


Please consider a contribution of $30 to CCA in support of thirty years of celebrating and cultivating the arts in southern Illinois. 



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