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Prelude to the Season is the premier, annual fundraiser and awards celebration for the Arts and Business Council. The Prelude Awards honor the companies, organizations and individuals making an impact on arts and culture in the Sacramento region.

Funds raised at the Prelude to the Season help to finance SacABC’s programs, including the Flywheel Incubator. Through ticket sales and donations, the organization can fulfill its mission of investing in the region’s creative vibrancy by providing artists and organizations with a map for success.. A single donated dollar raised at Prelude to the Season can be leveraged into as much as three dollars in support to Sacramento’s artists, arts groups and non-profits.

Prelude to the Season typically draws 350-400 guests who mix and mingle with elected officials, community leaders, artists, organizations and entrepreneurs for entertainment, food, drinks and award presentations.

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SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday, October 14th
5:00pm – 8:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

 

AWARDS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Honoring artists who have made a recent significant contribution to the cultural life of the Greater Sacramento Region including impacting lives either inspirationally or economically.

ARTS EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Honoring outstanding arts educators in the region in recognition of the development or execution of a curriculum or program that has demonstrated outstanding results by their students.

ARTS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Honoring arts executives and managers who have demonstrated managerial effectiveness, community involvement and artistic excellence and in doing so, provides leadership to the arts/cultural community.

ARTS/BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP
Honoring successful partnerships between business and arts organizations which exemplify cooperation, collaboration and creativity to mutually benefit both organizations.

ARTS MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE
Honoring nonprofit arts or cultural organizations that have demonstrated significant achievement in arts management.

ARTS JOURNALISM
Honoring journalists for covering the regional arts scene, during the past year with accuracy, vigor and relevance.

BUSINESS SUPPORT OF THE ARTS
Honoring businesses, business owners and executives who have shown outstanding support of one or more arts or cultural organizations in the Greater Sacramento Region.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP
Honoring individual businesses and civic leaders who have greatly contributed to one or more arts or cultural organizations in the region and demonstrated dedication above and beyond professional responsibilities, making a measurable impact on the region’s cultural landscape.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Honoring volunteers to one or more arts organizations in the region for service, include consulting, fundraising, organization or hands-on contributions.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Honoring an individual artist, volunteer, supporter or advocate who has made a long term commitment to and impact on arts and culture.

 

Please call 916.442.2005 or email prelude@sacabc.org to sign up or learn more.