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Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame to reveal new inductees in Batavia

BATAVIA – The Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame will announce the five individual inductee winners of the 2020 Hall of Fame presented in the categories of visual arts, performing arts, music educator and benefactor. The big reveal is at 9 a.m. Feb. 5 at the Batavia Public Library and is open to the public at 10 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31).

The winners will be honored formally at the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame biennial awards dinner at 6 p.m. April 24 at Villa Olivia in Bartlett, a news release stated.

Founded in 2001 during a commemoration for the new millennium, the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization that gives public recognition to artists associated with the Fox Valley by birth, education, residence or service who have achieved national or international acclaim.

It also works to ensure a strong cultural legacy for future generations. Areas of concentration include: visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, media arts, and educator/curator/benefactor. Included artists must have 20 years in their profession.

This is the 10th class of inaugurating inductees into the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame. They are honored with engraved plaques displayed at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

The community is invited to join the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame and its inductee winners at the awards ceremony dinner at Villa Olivia at 1401 W. Lake St. The FVAHF and many of the Fox River Valley artist community as well as business people and civic leaders attend the biennial banquet to celebrate the inductee winners and the work they do every day to create a thriving and vibrant creative community.

To register to attend, go to the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame website at www.foxvalleyarts.org for information or contact board President Susan Starrett of North Aurora at 630-605-4000.

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