Business for the Arts Awards Luncheon

CBCA announced the winners of the 2017 Business for the Arts Awards at the 30th annual statewide luncheon on March 15. This signature event honored companies and individuals for their exemplary partnerships and engagement with the arts to a sold-out crowd of 700 arts, business and civic leaders at the Seawell Grand Ballroom.

Guests were greeted with welcome entertainment: Vikings from Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s (DMNS) exhibit, Vikings: Beyond the Legend; Polar Bears from the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD); and student musicians from El Mariachi Juvenil de Bryant Webster. Live performances from Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Broadway touring production of An American in Paris, Buntport Theater Company, Denver Young Artists Orchestra and Mudra Dance Studio provided lively and unique entertainment during the event.

2017 Business for the Arts Awards Winners and Finalists

Create Award

Watch the 2017 Create Award Finalists Video

EY Next Wave Leadership Award

  • Kayvan S. T. Khalatbari – Finalist
  • Jackson Stevens – Winner

Watch the 2017 EY Next Wave Leadership Award Finalists Video

Impact Award

Watch the 2017 Impact Award Finalists Video

John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award 

  • Merry Logan – Finalist
  • Tim Schultz – Winner
  • Doug Tueller – Finalist

Watch the 2017 John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award Finalists Video

Philanthropy Award

Watch the 2017 Philanthropy Award Finalists Video

2017 Awards Judges

Wayne Barrrett

Vice President & Market Officer, Prologis

Will Chan

Services to New Immigrants, Program Administrator, Denver Public Library

Beth Johnson

Attorney, Moye White

Mary Lester

Director of Special Projects, PRV Family Office

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