2017 Shooting Stars Gala Awards 18 College Scholarships
At the 20th annual Shooting Stars Gala today, the Arts Council of Johnson County (ACJC) awarded scholarships to 18 high school seniors, while recognizing all 104 finalists nominated for the 2017 Shooting Stars Awards. The Shooting Stars Program honors Johnson County high school students for achievement in nine categories of literary, performing and visual arts. Two students in each category received a scholarship. Nine first place scholarships of $1,400 each and nine second place scholarships of $700 each were awarded.
The Arts Council of Johnson County
brings a voice, a leadership presence
Keeps the Arts top of mind every day
A recognized source of expertise and information, the Arts Council of Johnson County strongly advocates and supports the role the Arts play in the future development of the county and the surrounding region as well as in daily life. Our work focuses on:
- Building a creative culture;
- Transforming the region into a vibrant, thriving area desirable to new residents, new businesses, new visitors, more tourists; and
- Helping to bring people together to effect change by supporting and promoting the Arts.
Today, a vibrant Arts community flourishes in Johnson County. Our community enthusiastically supports local Arts organizations and artists by attending performances, festivals, exhibitions and special events. Local artists are able to access affordable meeting, studio, and performing spaces. And, Johnson County has higher than the national average of businesses and Arts organizations working in the creative services industry