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Arts Visalia’s PatriARTic Awards

Arts Visalia

PatriARTic Awards

2016 PatriARTic Awards Dinner

Monday, June 13th @ 6:00 pm
At home of Carol & Stan Trapp

Tickets: $35.00


Check back for information
on the
2018 PatriARTic Awards

In 2016, our last biannual PatriARTic awards dinner, we honored the following individuals for their important contributions to the arts in our community:

John Friedrich
Paulina Leedom
John Vartanian

It was held on Monday evening, June 13th, 2016, at the beautiful home of Carol and Stan Trapp. The early evening event included 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 exceptional people. Tickets were priced at $35.00 with tables available for reservation.  Our next PatriARTic awards dinner will be held in 2018.  Check back here or call the gallery, 739-0905, for more information.


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 barbecue, drinks and desserts. 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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