2012 Award Categories and Winners
highlights an innovative use of the arts to propel business success, programs that engage employees with creativity and other community activities that support arts and business partnerships

Aspen Skiing Company
 for partnering contemporary art with skiing, both on and off the slopes

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Phipps/McCarthy, JV and UMB Bankfor the collaborative Many Hands Create Art community mural project
Toolbox Creative for their inspirational, creative and philanthropic contributions to the artistic community in Fort Collins

John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award
recognizes a business sector individual who has made significant contributions to advancing the arts in Colorado

Winner: Frederic C. Hamilton for his philanthropy, leadership, vision and entrepreneurship on behalf of the Denver Art Museum

Wilbur Flachman
 for his engagement with the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, personal and business generosity to the cultural community abnd service to the arts in Westminster and Adams County
Sacha Millstone for her service to the arts community, business financial support and dedication to the advancement of the arts in Boulder

honors exemplary corporate citizenship and generosity to arts projects and organizations

Winner: The Westin Denver Downtown for their arts and cultural sponsorships of nonprofits that perform, produce or exhibit in Denver

Guiry’s for their financial and in-kind donations to nonprofit and school arts programs
Park Meadows Retail Resort for their support of the Lone Tree Arts Center and the arts in Douglas County

pays tribute to an exceptional work environment that advances business objectives

Winner: Battery621 for the transformation of a former warehouse into a shared creative space and events venue

Boulder Digital Arts
for the unique co-working space specifically designed for digital professionals
tres birds workshop for connecting art and utility as reflected in the design of 3i microscope manufacturing company

The judges for the 2012 Business for the Arts Awards were:
•  Tami Door, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Downtown Denver Partnership
•  Mark Falcone, Chief Executive Officer and Founder,
Continuum Partners
•  Dan Howard, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
University of Colorado Denver
•  Richard Scharf, President and Chief Executive Officer,