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Arts Visalia’s PatriARTic Awards

Arts Visalia

PatriARTic Awards

2016 PatriARTic Awards Dinner

Monday, June 13th @ 6:00 pm
At the home of Carol & Stan Trapp
3945 East Race Avenue
Visalia, California 93292

Tickets: $35.00

Join us in honoring the following individuals for their important contributions to the arts in our community:

John Friedrich
Paulina Leedom
John Vartanian

On Monday evening, June 13th, at the beautiful home of Carol and Stan Trapp, Arts Visalia will hold our bi-annual PatriARTic awards dinner, where we recognize members of the community for their contributions to the arts.  This year’s honorees are John Friedrich, Paulina Leedom and John Vartanian. Each of these individuals have played an important role in the growth and vitality of the arts in our community, not only through artistic expression, but also through their generosity and efforts as teachers, volunteers and supporters of the arts.

The early evening event will include a barbecue dinner served by the Sunset Lion’s Club, art displays by the recognized artists, raffle prizes, live music and, of course, the honoring of these four exceptional people.  Tickets are priced at $35.00 with tables available for reservation.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Arts Visalia at 739-0905.


Our PatriARTic event was created in 1998 when committee members were searching for a new way to fundraise for Arts Visalia and honor the people who support us. Lynne Dwelle, a major supporter and current board member of Arts Visalia, came up with the idea for our PatriARTic event, and we decided to hold it near Flag Day.

The PatriARTic event was created to honor the educators, organizations, artists, supporters, and volunteers in our community who support the arts. The event is an informal dinner and awards ceremony which features a barbeque, drinks and desserts. This year the event will be held in Carol and Stan Trapp’s beautiful garden. If you would like to make reservations for this year’s event, you may purchase tickets at the gallery or by calling (559) 739-0905.

Over the years, we have recognized the contributions of many who have contributed to the arts in our valley. These are people who have given so much, whose talents and generosity enhance our arts community in countless ways.

Our Patrons of the Arts Honorees

1998 – G. A. & Frank Gindick and Luci Merritt
1999 – Marjorie Dwelle and Sabin Gray
2000 – Ray Schlick and Marjorie Brandon
2001 – Stan Simpson and John Sundstrom
2002 – Glenn Stanton, Duane Scott and Mary Winey
2004 – Richard Arenas and Valley Business Bank
2006 – Helen Stanton and Luci Merritt
2008 – Varian Mace, Arden Fetterhoff, John Garner and Russ Kuhn
2010 – Theressa Crowley, Ellen Gorelick and Mark Ahlstrand
2012 – Donna Coleman, Joy Harvey and Agnes Heaney
2014- Mary Jo Eastes, David Griswold, Francie Levy and Marn Reich
2016- John Friedrich, Paulina Leedom, John Vartanian

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