The Middletown Commission on the Arts will present Arts Advocacy Awards this month to two organizations for they have significantly contributed to the city’s cultural and artistic enrichment and/or have shown extraordinary support and initiative for the arts. Mayor Daniel T. Drew will be presenting proclamations to the recipients.
The Buttonwood Tree
605 Main Street
Light refreshments will be served.
The awards presentation is open to the public.
Since 1991 The Buttonwood Tree, founded by Susan and Stephan Allison, has been a non-profit grassroots, avant-garde center for all ages, all comers, artists and audiences. Recognized nationally and internationally as a music venue, it has also offered programs led by artists in contemporary theater, literature, art, poetry and dance, as well as community activists, educational and religious groups.
For 40 years, the Greater Middletown Concert Association has hosted classical ensembles, ethnic dance, jazz, cabaret and folk music, orchestras, trios and quartets as well as nationally and internationally known classical and nontraditional soloists. Since the construction of the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, all events are held at this state-of-the arts performance venue.
National Arts Advocacy Day took place this year April 16-17 in Washington, D.C.