The Norman Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Fall Arts Luncheon on Thursday afternoon.
Presented by Bank of Oklahoma, the Chamber’s Business & Arts Committee will honor Firehouse Art Center instructor Carol Armstrong, Republic Bank and Trust President Chuck Thompson and Norman Music Festival organizer Steven White.
The event highlights the relationship between the arts and business communities through presentations by the Business & the Arts Committee and the Norman Arts Council.
The luncheon was created to honor Norman residents who have succeeded in various areas of the arts and who deserve recognition for achievements.
“Investment in and appreciation of the arts is a win-win for any community,” President and CEO John Woods said. “Art events, music festivals or public and private galleries entice visitors, visitors spend money at local businesses, and local businesses support the local events and organizations. And, in turn, Norman becomes a thriving arts community.
“It is important that we highlight how the arts benefit Norman’s quality of life. Recognizing the achievements of artists and those who support the arts is an important aspect to the Norman community.”
The Norman Arts Council also will honor Business in the Arts Award winner Mariposa Coffee Roastery and Business Person in the Arts winner Debra Levy Martinelli.
Rembrandt Sponsors include: Arvest Bank, BancFirst, David Stanley Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, First American Bank, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, KGOU/Jazz in June, Norman Arts Council, OG&E Electrical Services, Pioneer Library System, Republic Bank & Trust and Steve Owens Insurance Group.
Monet Sponsors are: Carol’s Students, Debbie Copp, Domain Commercial LLC, Hallbrooke Development Group and east side Wal-Mart.