Photo by Amy Garcia-Stowe
Article by Marsha Braun

The Saginaw Arts & Enrichment Commission will celebrate the 22nd Annual All Area Arts Awards on Thursday May 5, at The Dow Event Center. The reception, dinner with entertainment followed by the awards ceremony will recognize arts organizations, businesses, volunteers and civic leaders whose efforts on behalf of the arts have enhanced the Quality of Life in Saginaw County. The event is open to the public and tickets are now on sale for $40 per person. Call the Enrichment Commission at (989) 759­1363, ext. 223 for more information or to purchase tickets.

The evening will kick off with the award winning Trojan Drum Line and the call to celebrate followed by this year’s featured entertainment, Ah Tempo! This energetic men’s sextet from the Saginaw Choral Society has elicited bravos and laughter from audiences all over.

In celebration of the Saginaw Arts & Enrichment Commission’s 25th Anniversary, Saginaw’s own award-winning actor and musician, Brian d’Arcy James will be on hand to accept a special anniversary award. Brian is best known for his roles on Broadway, including; Shrek the Musical, Sweet Smell of Success, White Christmas, Titanic and many others.

Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, entertainment and the announcement of the All Area Arts Awards at 7:45 p.m. Previous winners include the Saginaw Art Museum, Tri­Star Trust Bank, Mike Brush, Marshall M. Fredericks, Janet Martineau, PRIDE’s Friday Night Live, Tom Trombley, Saginaw Choral Society, and The Saginaw News.

The All Area Arts Awards is made possible with the support of our Patron Sponsors: Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, Consumers Energy, Hausbeck Pickles & Peppers, HealthPlus of Michigan, St. Mary’s of Michigan, Ed & Suzanne Skrelunas, W.L. Case & Company and Wildfire Credit Union.

© Marsha Braun, 2011