The Community Excellence Awards events on March 5 will honor the Civic Media Center as recipient of the 2019 Business Arts Award. The CMC is an alternative library, reading room and infoshop in Gainesville whose mission is to provide community access to information and points of view that are under-reported or distorted in mainstream media.
The annual Arts Awards, which are part of the evening’s Community Excellence Awards presentations, are given by the Gainesville Cultural Affairs Board and the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department to recognize those individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the arts in our community.
The evening will begin at Gainesville City Hall, 200 East University Avenue, at 5:30pm where the evening’s award winners will first be honored with a proclamation by the mayor. The event then moves to the Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave., for the awards ceremony from 6–8pm.
If you can, come out and show your support for the CMC. It has been 26 years of regular music, poetry, art that has gone hand-in-hand with all the other stuff the CMC does.