The Arts Friendly Awards celebrate the freedom to create Saturday


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Arts Friendly Awards celebrate and support people in the community who value the importance of arts in the Cape Fear.

This year the awards recognize five individuals and businesses:

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Artist:  Joshua Marquez for Music Composition

Advocate: Tony Rivenbark for Thalian Hall Best Practices & Restorations

Arts in Education: Brandon Guthrie for Higher Education Teaching & Arts Administration at  Cape Fear Community College

Arts Friendly Nonprofit Partner: Thalian Association Community Theatre for Quality Local Theatre, Management of the Community Arts Center, and Arts Education

Certified Arts Friendly Business: MoMentum companies Real Estate Brokerage & Development Services for Emphasis on Quality of Life and a Flourishing Arts Community

The awards will be presented Saturday night at 6 p.m. at TheArtWorks in Wilmington.

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