Monmouth University Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its nomination for Favorite Small Performing Arts Center in the 2015 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. The Center for the Arts is among 10 arts districts and 96 organizations nominated for the yearly awards program run by Discover Jersey Arts to honor the work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse arts organizations. Discover Jersey Arts is a co-sponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in N.J.
“The Center for the Arts is incredibly grateful for this nomination as Favorite Small Performing Arts Center,” said Vaune Peck, director of the Center for the Arts at Monmouth University. “We’re honored to be recognized by our N.J. colleagues, and to be a part of such a strong arts community that supports each other and works to help one another thrive. We hope our wonderful community of patrons will also support us by voting in this year’s Awards.”
Nominees for the People’s Choice Awards were selected by their peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of nonprofit arts groups across the state.
“The nominees should be very proud of the work they’re doing to establish N.J. as a destination for arts and culture,” said Jim Atkinson, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation’s director of programs and services.
Ballots are prepped for arts lovers across the state to vote for their favorite N.J. arts organizations in 16 categories. From favorite performing arts center to favorite dance company, favorite art gallery to favorite arts district, it’s the public’s turn to decide who’s who among the Garden State’s cultural community.
Public voting began January 7 and runs through February 19, 2015. Winners will be announced in early March and will be honored at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism, held each year at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.
For a full list of nominees and categories, visit www.JerseyArts.com/peopleschoice .