WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ (January 22, 2016) – Monmouth University Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its nomination for Favorite Small Performing Arts Center in the 2016 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Now in its eighth year, the yearly awards program run by Discover Jersey Arts pays tribute to the work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse arts organizations. With the ballots now prepped, it’s time for arts lovers across the state to vote for their favorite N.J. arts organizations.
“Monmouth University Center for the Arts is incredibly grateful for this nomination as “Favorite Small Performing Arts Center,” said Director Vaune Peck. “We’re honored to be recognized by our fellow colleagues, and to be a part of such a strong arts community that drives one another to thrive. We hope our patrons will also support us by voting in this year’s Awards.”
Monmouth University Center for the Arts and the other contenders in the 2016 People’s Choice Awards were nominated by their peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of nonprofit arts groups across the state. Now, 10 arts districts and 100 organizations—the greatest number of nominees the Awards has received since its creation in 2008—will compete in 16 categories, including favorite performing arts center, dance company, art gallery, choral group and more.
“We have seen the number of nominees grow again this year, which truly illustrates the breadth of art we have in our state and the desire these groups have to see one another thrive,” said Adam Perle, President & CEO of ArtPride New Jersey, which cosponsors the Discover Jersey Arts program with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. “The quality of art we have in New Jersey is ever burgeoning thanks to our amazing cultural community working together to build each other up.”
Public voting begins January 6 and runs through February 11, 2016. Winners will be announced and honored in early March at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism in Atlantic City.
For a full list of nominees and categories, please visit www.JerseyArts.com.
About Monmouth University
Monmouth University is a leading private institution that offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth University’s magnificent coastal campus is approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia. Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges,” and Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”
About JerseyArts.com and Discover Jersey Arts
JerseyArts.com is the official website of Discover Jersey Arts, a cosponsored 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 New Jersey. The site features a comprehensive cultural events calendar and arts directory; feature stories on Culture Vultures Arts Weekly and the Jersey Arts Podcast; details on Jersey Arts Membership, including discounts and exclusive member events; an online gallery of New Jersey artists; and other content about the state’s cultural community.