2017 Business in the Arts Awards May 8



The 33rd annual Business in the Arts Awards will be held Monday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center of New Hampshire – Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts, the gala will honor the twenty-one New Hampshire businesses nominated for this year’s awards. The evening highlights a celebration of business support for the arts and entertains with a performance showcase of dance, literature and music. The announcement of the winners is the evening’s grand finale.

Erin Fehlau and Sean McDonald of NH Chronicle are the masters of ceremonies for the festivities. The main stage performers feature NH Gay Men’s Chorus, The Serfs and the Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Lobby performances include Twin Fiddles with guitar accompaniment, painting, pottery and stained glass demonstrations by the New Hampshire Institute of Art and Studio 550 Gallery, and model examples of industrial design.

More arts fun includes a cultural trivia quiz show with lucky contestants winning baskets filled with goodies from New Hampshire’s cultural organizations, backrow art catalogues and craft items for table centerpieces.

The twenty-one businesses were nominated for their sponsorships, employee volunteerism, and donations of products and services in support of the arts. The winners in each of four categories will be announced during the evening.

 The nominees are:

Audio Video Therapy

Ayer & Goss

Bellows-Nichols Insurance

Centennial Inn and Granite Restaurant

Grappone Automotive Group

E & R Cleaners

Lincoln Financial Group

FairPoint Communications

Felton, Inc.

Filtrine Manufacturing Company

Huggins Hospital

North Conway Music Center

Riverstone Resources

Seacoast Asset Management, Inc.

Southern New Hampshire University

Stained Glass Shack

Sullivan Creative

Tanger Outlets Tilton

Three Tomatoes Trattoria

Tupelo Music Hall

The Presenting Sponsor is Paul and Sandra Montrone/Perspecta Trust.

Corporate Sponsors are Bank of America, Bellwether Community Credit Union, Citizens Bank, The Duprey Companies, Lincoln Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, People’s United Bank, and TD Bank.

Event Supporters include: Baker Newman Noyes, Catholic Medical Center, Devine Millimet, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, Hypertherm, Inc., Orr & Reno, Lavallee Brensinger Architects, McLane Middleton, Stibler Associates and University of New Hampshire.

Wine Sponsor is Labelle Winery.

For more information, or to reserve tickets for the May 8 gala, contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or arts@nhbca.com. Tickets are $100 each; tables for 10 are $1,000. The evening begins with a cocktail reception from 5:30-6:15 and the dinner and program follow, concluding at 8:30. Thanks to the support of the sponsors, the NHBCA is able to offer a limited number of reduced price tickets to artists and arts administrators who make a request for them. The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts was founded in 1985 to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the arts.