TAF goes ‘Bravo for the Arts’ at its banquet

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation held its 19th annual Bravo for the Arts banquet Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (WLFI Photo/Paul Zink)
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation held its 19th annual Bravo for the Arts banquet Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (WLFI Photo/Paul Zink)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — More than 300 people from 14 counties were on hand Wednesday to celebrate the economic impact of arts in our communities.

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation held its 19th annual Bravo for the Arts banquet. Awards and grants were presented to nonprofit organizations and art projects by the Indiana Art Commission and North Central Health Services.

Much of the event’s focus was on preserving and enriching the culture of communities in the region.

“The most important thing that we can consider in the future survival of Indiana communities is quality of life. We might not have mountains or an ocean, but we can supplement a really wonderful lifestyle through our art services,” said Katie Morrison, TAF’s arts education and regional services director.

Grants ranging from a few hundred dollars up to nearly $50,000 were awarded to several area nonprofits at the banquet.