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Each year the Racine Arts Council Board of Directors chooses people in our community who have done extraordinary volunteer work in the arts. We thank them for their dedication to our organization and to philanthropic work! We also honor past board members who have retired from the RAC. Thanks everyone!
Emily Hill Award ...
The Emily Hill Award for Arts Advocacy is named after Emily Hill, a tireless teacher, performer and advocate for the arts. Hill was a generous supporter of Racine Arts Council and served on numerous local, regional and national boards for the arts, including the Racine Symphony Orchestra, the Florentine Opera (Milwaukee), the Wisconsin Theatre Association, the Metropolitan Opera National Council, and others. Hill taught classes in Creative Dramatics and performed in and directed plays.The award is given to those who mirror her selfless public service and devotion to the arts in all its forms
2018 Lee Roberts Journalist
2019 Steve Schoene Schmitt Music
2021 Denise Zingg Spectrum School of Art
2022 Amanda Paffrath Hot Shop Glass
Heart of the Arts
2018 Vicky Schmitz The Prairie School
2019 Lauren Sommers HALO
2020 Kristina Campbell The Branch 1501
2020 Nick Ramsey Family Power Music
2020 Scott Terry Mahogany Gallery
2021 Don Vander Leest Watercolor Artist
2021 Lyle Peters Watercolor Artist
2022 Artists Gallery Downtown Racine
2022 Jon Bloner Krazine's Publication
Champions Award ...
2018 Emily Mueller RAC Board member
Janet Pobar RAC Board Member
2019 Pat Levine RAC Board Member
Denise Roberts McKee RAC Board Member
2021 Emily Knaapen RAC Board Member
2022 Cate Sabol RAC Board Member
Matt Juzenas RAC Board Member
2020 Downtown Achievement Award ...
Racine Arts Council received this prestigious award for over 50 years of the Monument Square Art Festival
2022 Emily Hill Recipient
Wendy Hill & Amanda Paffrath
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