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Hoping to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter, the Clay Studio of Missoula is planning to renovate the entrance and the exhibition gallery to create a roomier, more unified space.

The Missoula Cultural Council has scheduled its annual Arts and Culture Awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 29. 

The luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel.

The nonprofit agency, which promotes the city's arts offerings, honors individuals and organizations whose "outstanding work in the arts and humanities have made a significant contribution to the community’s quality of life."

This year, the Cultural Achievement Award will go to John Driscoll, executive director of the Missoula Symphony Association. The honor goes to someone "who has consistently supported the arts community in numerous ways."

The Individual Artist Award winner this year is Kendahl Jan Jubb, the longtime Missoulian known for her vibrant watercolors of flowers and wildlife.

The Arts Educator Award will go to Dorothy Morrison, a kindergarten through fifth-grade music teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School and founder of Manik Harum Community Gamelan.

The Business Support for the Arts Award, given to businesses that have provided long-term support to Missoula arts and cultural organizations, will go to Flanagan Motors.

The Cultural Vision Award, honoring artistic programming, will go to the Clay Studio of Missoula for its planned renovation and expansion.

In announcing the award winners, Missoula Cultural Council Executive Director Tom Bensen stated, “These outstanding individuals and organizations have all made tremendous contributions to Missoula, helping to make this an exceptional place to work and live.”

Tickets for the event are $25 each or $200 for a table of eight and may be reserved by calling 541-0860 or emailing mcc@missoulacultural.org. For more information, go to missoulacultural.org.

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