Bank of America, the law firm of Stinson Leonard Street, and the workplaces of Dimensional Innovations, HINT and Mersoft will receive 2015 awards from ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council.
Also to be honored are individuals Ed Peterson, Brad Nicholson and Mauricio Zuniga, the arts council announced Monday.
The banking company and law firm will be recognized for their contributions to the ArtsKC Fund 2014 campaign as well as other corporate support for the arts nationally and in Kansas City.
Peterson, most recently a Johnson County commissioner, will earn the Arts Advocate award for his public advocacy for the arts, including support of the the bi-state taxing authority and 1 percent for art policies.
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Nicholson, founder of The Studios Inc. and the Nicholson Group, will receive the Corporate Leader in the Arts award for his Crossroads Arts District development.
Zuniga, a painter, will get the Virtuoso Award for creating the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Bellas Artes Fiesta Kansas City.
Dimensional Innovations, HINT and Mersoft will be honored for their various contributions to establishing creative workplaces and partnerships with area nonprofits focused on the arts.
“Each of them is a significant part of making Kansas City a vibrant city of great dreams where everyone can participate in and benefit from a thriving arts scene,” said Harlan Brownlee, ArtsKC President and chief executive.