Image by Dave Koski
Story by Jennifer Morin, cultural services coordinator, City of Thunder Bay

Where are the creative people in Thunder Bay? How do you identify these individuals? They may stay up all hours of the night, they may tirelessly donate their time for free or at little cost, they may get a kick out of extremely finite details of an obscure architectural style, they may get on stage and sing with no fear at all, or they may have taught you how to dance. These individuals are the black stripes on an otherwise white horse—they enliven our cultural sector and make Thunder Bay better than it would be without them.

Nominate an artist, heritage champion, cultural organization, or business that has made a significant achievement for the 2013 Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards.

The awards night will be held at the Prince Arthur Hotel on Thursday, February 20, with live entertainment, food, and an art installation by The North Light Media Collective. Tickets are $20 and include access to an afterparty at The Foundry. The Arts & Heritage Awards are proudly presented by The Walleye. Nominate online at thunderbay.com/cultureawards.