Bravo for the Arts


Bravo for the Arts
October 21, 2022


Celebrate the work and growth of North Central Indiana’s arts and cultural sector!


Bravo for the Arts returns as an awards banquet and fundraising gala for The Arts Federation. Enjoy dinner and drinks while TAF recognizes outstanding arts leaders, volunteers, and organizations from our region, including the presentation of the Bravo for the Arts Business Award, John Corey Memorial Arts Leadership Award, Suzie Coles Memorial Fund Award for individual artists, and Suzanne Stafford Memorial Award for arts volunteers.

Proceeds from the Bravo for the Arts Gala support TAF’s work, allowing more dollars to be invested back into the arts & cultural organizations that enhance the quality of life for Hoosiers across the region.


Event Schedule

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour
Enjoy musical perfomances, a cash bar, and an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and the movers and shakers of the arts community.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards
Dine with fellow community members, enjoy complimentary wine, and settle in for the annual presentation of awards, a special performance (TBA soon!), and a toast to TAF.


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Previous Bravo Award Recipients


- 2020 Keystone Architecture
- 2019 Dave Taylor Electric
- 2018 Kettelhut Construction
- 2017 Brent Laidler
- 2016 People’s Brewing Company
- 2015 Huston Electric
- 2014 Henriott Group
- 2013 Arni’s Restaurants – Cohen Family
- 2012 Reed & Company
- 2011 Pay Less Kroger
- 2010 Wilson Industrial Sales Company
- 2009 Salin Bank
- 2008 Kirby Risk & Kitchenart
- 2007 Chris Brown Properties
- 2006 Bison Financial Group
- 2005 Purdue Federal Credit Union & Wahl Architecture
- 2004 Bank One and Bank One Foundation & Farmer’s State Bank of Brookston
- 2003 Insight Communications & Weast Music
- 2002 Eli Lilly and Co. Tippecanoe Laboratories & Lafayette Life Insurance

Previous John Corey Arts Leadership Award Recipients


- 2020 Mona Berg
- 2019 Dan McCain
- 2018 Melissa Bishop
- 2017 Regan Eckstein
- 2016 Karen Moyars
- 2015 Sara Mummey
- 2014 Margot Marlatt
- 2013 Eric Van Cleave
- 2012 Bonnie Zimmer
- 2011 Scott Freeman
- 2010 David Lahr
- 2009 Virgil St. John
- 2008 Kathryn & Howie Clark
- 2007 Todd Wetzel
- 2006 Charlie Shook
- 2005 Sheila Klinker
- 2004 Sonya Margerum
- 2003 Suzie Coles
- 2002 Jim Bodenmiller
- 2001 John Corey

Previous Suzanne Stafford Award Recipients


- 2022 Lorie Amick
- 2021 Trudi Wildfeuer
- 2020 Karl Brandt
- 2018 Sue Carr
- 2017 Shirley West
- 2016 Jan Applegate
- 2015 Sonya Margerum
- 2014 Jeff and Jane Boswell
- 2013 Kathy Trout
- 2012 Robert Jeffares
- 2011 Kristel Kaye
- 2010 David Lahr
- 2009 Linda Vanderkolk
- 2008 Tom Moran
- 2007 Doug Gutridge
- 2006 Harriet Coppoc
- 2005 Mary Ellen Lovell
- 2004 Marylin Howland
- 2003 June Stuckey
- 2002 Verna Abe
- 2001 Kent Schuette
- 2000 John Corey
- 1999 Patricia Barrett
- 1998 Caryl Matthews
- 1997 Sheila Klinker
- 1996 Gil & Sharlene Konowitch
- 1995 Patricia Truitt
- 1994 Ernie & Roberta Deagan
- 1992 Jim Bodenmiller
- 1991 Kathy Matter
- 1990 Jim & Pat Ross
- 1989 Barbara Houze
- 1988 Bob Zink
- 1987 Dick Jaeger
- 1984 Peggy Bryan
- 1983 O.U. & Alice Sullivan
- 1982 Page Karling
- 1981 Stuart Main
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