Imagine taking in a show at a French cabaret: the finest vocalists entice your ears, spectacular dancers catch your eye, and a charming emcee tickles your fancy as you dine with the outstanding members of both the business and artistic communities. 

Sound like your usual lunchtime experience?  Say au revoir to the norm and bonjour to the Arts & Business Council’s 2011 Awards Luncheon!

On Friday, April 29 in the new Terrace Ballroom at the Philadelphia Convention Center, the Arts & Business Council, Safeguard Scientifics, and KPMG will host Arts Magnifique, a celebration of the remarkable collaboration between the region’s business and cultural sectors.  Recognition will be given to the crème de la crème in individual and collaborative achievement, and 1,400 strong will be there to cheer.

You’re Invited Too!

We invite you to Arts Magnifique!  

Mix and mingle with Philadelphia arts and business leaders right at your table.  Enjoy the sounds of the Opera Company of Philadelphia over lunch!  Prepare yourself for a visual experience like no other with a performance by Miro Dance Theatre!

Celebrate Success

For 30 years, the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia has been connecting the artistic and business sectors and this year, the Council will honor some of our most outstanding individuals and groups in the following categories:

Arts & Business Council Volunteers

  • Mary Previni, the Business on Call Volunteer of the Year, presented  by Verizon, who has donated over 500 hours of hands-on assistance to arts organizations throughout the region.
  • Carolyn Picciotti, the BVA Volunteer of the Year, presented by PECO, who has helped the Wood Turning Center to create an important strategic business plan, secure funding, and move to a new, more visible location.
  • Joe Di Stefano, Technology Connector Volunteer of the Year, presented by Comcast, who worked with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to draft and implement a strategic technological plan that would meet the organization’s growing needs.
  • Stacy Maria Dutton, Business On Board Member of the Year, presented by Shire, whose leadership as Board President of the Lantern Theater Company has helped the organization to make significant changes and improvements, as well as raise financial board support for the company.
  • Michael Fein, PVLA Volunteer of the Year, presented by Saul Ewing, whose pro bono work has not only assisted Philadelphia-area artists, but helped save their livelihoods as well.       

Business and Arts Partnerships

  • City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and IBM and InLiquid and Crane Arts LLC who show the true impact that can be achieved when art and business come together in collaboration. Partnership Awards presented by GDF Suez and Electronic Ink and The Bancorp Bank.

Anne d’Harnoncourt Award for Artistic Excellence

  • Philadelphia native Kevin Eubanks, gifted musician and prolific composer, who has a concentration and focus that have made him both a household word for TV viewers and a consummate guitarist. Award presented by Cozen O’Connor.

G. Fred DiBona, Jr.  Individual Leadership Award

  • Marie H. Field and Joseph M. Field for their long-standing support  of a broad range of arts and cultural organizations including The Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Settlement Music School, National Liberty                Mus