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Whip Salon receives Arts in Community award at today's Business Supports the Arts Breakfast

Supporting and Embracing the Arts Today at the 11th Annual "Business Supports the Arts" Breakfast

For 11 years, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has recognized extraordinary leaders who have significantly impacted the greater Danbury area by embracing the arts.

This morning's Business Supports the Arts Breakfast took place at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. The room was packed with hundreds of area residents, business owners, nonprofit organizations and government officials, including Ridgefield First Selectman, Rudy Marconi, who gathered to honor and support the arts and the individuals, businesses, and organizations who assure it vitality in our area.

This year's breakfast honored Danbury's Branson Ultrasonics Corporation, Ridgefield's Whip Salon, and Diane Dubreil of Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio in New Milford.

Ridgefield's own Whip Salon earned the Arts in Community award.

Entrepreneur Amy Pal, the owner and visionary behind Ridgefield’s Whip Salon and Whip Underground, has spread her creative talents and love of the arts far and wide. Amy has spearheaded  free concerts for the Ridgefield community, and organized multiple fashion shows to support The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. She personally recruited and brought on board an experienced, professional theater director at  Barlow Mountain Elementary School, which subsequently presented two successful musicals; in 2015, The Wizard of Oz and in 2016, Peter Pan.

Proceeds from the breakfast support services and programs provided by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut throughout the year.

Congratulations to Amy, Whip Salon, and your fellow awardees and thank you for all you do to bring art, culture, and commerce to the Greater Danbury area.

For information about the work of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, visit their office/gallery at 287 Main Street, Danbury, call (203) 798 0760, or go to artswesternct.org.

Learn more about Whip Salon and Whip Underground here.

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