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Bridgeport Wins Big in 2022 ACE Awards

Three of the six award recipients of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County's Sixth Annual Daniel E. Offutt III Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards are based in Bridgeport. 
 
The purpose of the ACE awards is to celebrate the passion for, and impact of, arts and culture across coastal Fairfield County, and to raise awareness of the quality and diversity of our region's arts and cultural offerings. These awards recognize the energy and commitment to arts and culture in the region's largest and most diverse city.
 
Bridgeport Awardees are:
 
ACE Artist Award: Alicia Cobb
 
ACE Educator Award: Pam Lewis
 
ACE Nonprofit Award: City Lights & Co.
A celebratory awards breakfast will be held at the Shore and Country Club, Norwalk, June 15, 2022, 7:30-9am. Tickets are now available at bit.ly/cafcACE22.
 
The keynote speaker will be David Lehman, Commissioner for Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). 
 
Also speaking will be Elizabeth Shapiro, Director of Arts, Preservation and Museums (DECD), and Jason Mancini, Executive Director, CT Humanities. All three speakers collaborated in an unprecedented manner over the last two years of the pandemic to discover and fulfill the financial needs of cultural organizations devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and its social, mental health, and economic ramifications.

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