2019 ACE Awards Celebration

Friday, November 8th | Doors open at 5:30pm
City Center | 505 S. Chestnut, Champaign
$10 in advance | $15 at the door

The ACE (Arts, Culture & Education) Awards are presented annually by 40 North and celebrate those that, through hard work, dedication, and creative energy, cultivate the arts of Champaign County. Please join us for an inspiring night filled with entertainment, mingling, and a one-of-a-kind celebration of our entire arts community! The evening will feature complimentary hors d'œuvres from Michaels’ Catering, a cash bar, Crash Events DJ and a special performance from Zondo! The seven ACE Award categories are: Advocate, Artist, Volunteer, Business, Teacher, Student, and Lifetime Achievement. Nominations are reviewed by an independent panel of community- based judges representing a broad cross-section of Champaign County.

All seven ACE Award winners embody the spirit of the local arts community with their passion, energy, and dedication to the creative culture of Champaign County.

2019 ACE Award Winners:

Business: Dixon Graphics

Student: Keenan Dailey

Lifetime: Bea Nettles

Teacher: John Currey 

Artist: EKAH

Volunteer: Susan Curtis

Advocate: Jason Finkelman