Do you know an artist or supporter of the arts in Quincy and throughout Adams County? Do you think they should be recognized for their contributions to the arts community, an arts community ranked as one of the best in the nation? Do you want me to stop asking questions and just get on with the meat of the article? If you answered yes to the first two questions, and subsequently the third, then the upcoming Arts Quincy Arts Awards are right up your alley, with nominations being accepted until Friday March 9th.

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The awards are split in to separate yet equally important groups, the George M. Irwin Awards for people who have "shown exceptional dedication to increasing arts and cultural access throughout the community," and the Student Awards recognizing "outstanding Adams County students from grades 9th-12th who have demonstrated exceptional talent and accomplishments in the fine arts."

For the George M. Irwin Awards, you can nominate area non-profit organizations, art teachers, and Arts Access leaders, among others, all of whom would have taken great strides to promote the arts and artists of Quincy and Adams County. The Student Awards are for high schoolers who have excelled in writing, music and other visual arts, and I know we've got some very talented kids at our schools.

Arts Quincy is accepting nominations in various subcategories, and you can find the full list of awards categories, as well as nomination forms, at the Arts Quincy website. It's time to honor all the wonderfully artistic people we have in Quincy and Adams County.