Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, members of Arts Mid-Hudson and civic leaders honored this year’s recipients at a reception held at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls on October 6, 2016. Click here to see photos from this year’s event.

This is the 30th Anniversary of the Awards, originally founded by then Dutchess County Executive Lucille Pattison in 1986 with a purpose to recognize the individuals and institutions that contribute to the area’s artistic quality.

Arts Organization Award:  Howland Chamber Music Circle

Business/Corporation Award:  The Moviehouse

Arts in Education Award:  Meredith Heuer

Individual Artist Award: Marva Clark

Award for Art in Public Places: The Culinary Institute of America

Patron Award:  Marlene Golia

Special Citation Individual Award: Patrick Madden

Special Citation Organization Award: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Artivist Award: Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson

New for 2016! Volunteer Award:  Angela Cole, Tangent Theatre Company

Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts:  Imani Jones

Photo by Lori Adams.

Click here for past award winners (alphabetically listed)

30 in 30: Celebrating 30 Years of Arts Awards in Dutchess County