The annual Arizona Governor's Arts Awards recognizes local artists, organizations, educators, businesses, and individuals for contributions to the local arts and culture scene.

The Arizona Commission on the Arts announced nominations for the 2011 awards in February and celebrated the winners last week. 

Awards were given to the following:

Artist: Martin Moreno, founding member of Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center, owner of Cuervo Studio and Gallery, and well known local muralist. 

2011 Governor's Arts Awards Winners

Arts in Education (individual): Ann Ludwig, owner of A. Ludwig Dance Theatre.

Arts in Education (organization): Tonto Community Concert Association

Business: Cox Communications

Community: Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

Individual: Carol D. Whiteman, co-founder of the Arizona Theatre Company.

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