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Beginning Tuesday, November 4, ArtsBuild is accepting nominations for the 2015 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the arts in Chattanooga and who is actively engaged in the cultural life of our community. The award honors an individual who, through his or her exemplary efforts, has significantly contributed to building a stronger community through the arts.

The inaugural Arts Leadership Award ceremony and reception took place in March 2014. The first award recognized Ruth Holmberg for her extraordinary support of the arts and cultural community in Chattanooga over the past 68 years. In subsequent years, the annual award honors Ms. Holmberg by establishing it as the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award.

“It is our hope that this annual award will honor an individual who embodies the same spirit and passion for the arts as Ruth,” said Dan Bowers, President of ArtsBuild. “The recipient of the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award will be someone who has selflessly given his or her time, energy, and resources to bettering our community through the arts.”

The nomination criteria and submission form can be found on ArtsBuild’s website, http://www.artsbuild.com/support/special-events, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or calling (423) 756-2787. The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 19. The 2015 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award is scheduled for March 3 at the Hunter Museum of American Art.