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2004 Serving the Arts Luncheon:
Major Applause for the Arts!

More than 600 corporate leaders, arts executives, elected officials and arts patrons gathered on June 2 to honor the companies and individuals that keep the arts vibrant and thriving. The 7th annual Serving the Arts Luncheon, at the Eden Roc Resort on Miami Beach, was our best ever. The program started with roving artists from Circ X, Amodomez, Gold Coast Theatre Company and South Beach Chamber Ensemble performing for guests. At noon Master of Ceremonies Bonnie Berman, morning host for Classical 1360 radio and George Neary from the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomed guests. While participants dined on a gourmet lunch, 18 important awards were presented. The Serving the Arts Award winners are selected from nominees submitted by arts organizations. More than 150 nominations were received this year for these prestigious awards. In addition to the Arts & Business Council, the Dade Cultural Alliance and the Children’s Cultural Coalition presented awards this year.

The Arts & Business Council congratulates the winners of the 2004 Serving the Arts Awards: Serving the Arts Award: Dade Community Foundation; Special Recognition Award: Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost; Marketing the Arts Award: Diario Las Americas; Arts & Education Impact Award: Betsy Kaplan; Arts Advocate Award: Sherron Long; Arts Hero Award: Craig Robins, Dacra; Elected Official Award: Commissioner Katy Sorenson, Miami Dade County; Artist Impact Award: Mark Hart; Arts Hero Award: North Beach Development Corporation and City of Miami Beach; Arts & Education Partners Award: TicketMaster and High Five Miami; Corporate & Cultural Partners Award: Citibank; Corporate & Cultural Partners Award: BlueCross BlueShield of Florida; Corporate & Cultural Partners Award: Urban Investments Advisors; Corporate & Cultural Partners Award: Silversea Cruises; Dean Lott Spirit Award: Dan Bell, Arts Management Excellence Award: Diaspora Vibe Gallery; Unsung Hero Award: George Mattox; Unsung Hero Award – Community Impact: Barbara Young

Terra archiplan was the presenting sponsor for the 2004 event. Additional sponsors include the Eden Roc Resort, Chase Marketing Group, Classical 1360, American Express, Vortex Communications, American Airlines, Miami Herald, Norwegian Cruise Line and the Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs. The Serving the Arts Luncheon is a program of the Arts & Business Council of Miami. Are you interested in getting involved with the arts as a volunteer, a board member, a sponsor or a patron?
Visit www.ArtsBizMiami.org or call 305-577-4744.

Overview of the Grand Ballroom for the Luncheon
Award winners group
Pedro Martin presents the 2004 Serving the Arts Award to the Dade Community Foundation
Jude Parry performs opening songs
Serving the Arts Sponsors (L to R): Andrew Korge, WKAT; Miki Speijers, Vortex Communications; Rita Hoffman, Miami Herald; Abbey Chase, Chase Marketing Group
Commissioner Katy Sorenson receives the Elected Official of the Year award
Pedro Martin, President of Terra archiplan, accepts an award as Presenting Sponsor of the event
Dr. Phillip Frost and Patricia Frost accept the 2004 Special Recognition Award for their generous support of the arts
School Board Member Betsy Kaplan receives the Arts & Education Impact Award
Citibank receives a Corporate & Cultural Partners Award
Circ X performs

- Photos by Chris Fletcher

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