2017 Community Arts Partnership Award Nominees and Winners

The Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Community Arts Partnership (CAP) awards program recognizes the community’s crucial contributions to the arts including financial support, non-cash contributions, volunteer involvement and board participation. Strong partnerships between businesses, community members and the arts stimulate economic growth, promote the city’s revitalization, encourage tourism and enhance Columbus’ cultural image and give life to the city.

The business and individual award nominees are:

Small Business
Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority
Graves Piano
Kaufman Development
Orange Barrel Media

Medium Business
Easton Town Center
The Westin Columbus 

Large Business

Arts Educator
David Brown
Shelly Casto
Demia Kandi
Thad Ricker
Jason Tostevin
Tim Veach
Peter Stafford Wilson*

Michael B. Coleman Arts Partner
Robert B. Breithaupt
Mark Corna*
Chris Hamel
Jack and Zoe Johnstone
Sheri Neale
Dr. Linda Stone, M.D.
Nancy Strause
Michael Vander Does
Patti Von Niessen

Emerging Arts Leader
Lauren Emond
Heather Lynn Kyle
Andrew Levitt
Geoffrey Martin
Marshall Shorts and Corey Favor*

Individual award winners are marked with an *. The 2017 business award winners were announced at the CAP annual luncheon on Oct. 26, 2017.

In addition to honoring the CAP winners at the luncheon, the Arts Council presented the Columbus Makes Art Excellence Awards. Given annually to arts organizations that demonstrate innovation, risk and artistic excellence in a performance, exhibition or program, the awards recognize an organization with a budget of $1 million or more and an organization of less than $1 million each with a $10,000 award. Nominees for the Columbus Makes Art Award were chosen by Arts Council staff members, and the winner was chosen by the board and announced at the event.