The Connecticut Arts Hero Awards honor and celebrate CT residents doing inspiring things in, for, or through the arts in Connecticut. Our region’s Arts Hero is William Geddes of Woodbury. Congratulations to Bill! We will be providing more information here about Bill’s background and many contributions to the arts and all things musical!
Nominations were made across the state, including our greater Waterbury region. Since 2016, the Connecticut Arts Hero Awards have introduced us to an array of remarkable individuals engaged in or supporting the arts – some publicly and some behind the scenes.
The nominations were evaluated by a local panel of reviewers, who selected Bill Geddes as the Connecticut Arts Hero from our region for 2022. Arts Heroes named in our region in recent years include: Shelby Davis of City Youth Theatre (2021); Semina DeLaurentis, artistic director of Seven Angels Theatre (2020); young artist and author Chase Taylor (2019); Calida Jones, violinist and arts consultant (2018); and Lynnette Letsky Piombo (2017), long-time volunteer in the Waterbury arts community.
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The Connecticut Arts Hero Awards will be presented at a special, open-to-all, free event on Wednesday, January 18 at 6 pm at Infinity Hall in Hartford. This evening event is designed to honor and celebrate these inspiring individuals and to reaffirm the significant role the arts play in Connecticut.