Each year the Walworth County Arts Council recognizes one individual and one organization for their dedication to supporting the Arts. The Friends of the Arts awardees are recognized during the December quarterly meeting.

Members of the Walworth County Arts Council may nominate individuals or organizations that they deem worthy of receiving recognition.

Friends of the Arts Awardees:

2015: Lois Morava, Posthumously

Studio 84 in Whitewater – Organization

2014:  Laura Jacobs-Welch, Individual

Lake Geneva Chapter of the Lyric Opera – Organization

2013:  Dale Hagan & Al Gruling, Individuals

Chapin Foundation for continuing support/ organization

2012: David Block, individual
The United Church of Christ—Congregational, Delavan, organization/business

2011: Sharon Munson, individual
The Allyn Foundation, organization/business

2010:  Jo Ann Hobbs, individual
Mike Murphy representing Community Bank, organization/business

2009:  Delavan-Darien Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts
Walworth County Board of Supervisors, organization/business

2008:  Kirt and Dixie Fiegel, individual
The Holton Foundation, organization/business

2007:  Dawn Hunter, individual
Black Point Historic Preserve, organization/business

2006:  Robert and Gerry Jennings, individual
Geneva Lake Museum of History, organization/business

2005:   Joan Grommes, individual
St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, organization/business

2004:  D. Schuyler Davies, individual
The Lake Geneva Community Orchestra, organization/business

2003: Richard Severing, individual

2002:  Don Brick, individual
Aurora University, organization/business

2001:  Harriette Llewellyn, individual
The Rauland Agency, organization/business

2000:  Diane Jones, individual

1999:   David B. Williams, individual
The Colman Industries Group, organization/business

1998:  Charma Lepke, individual
Sta-Rite Corporation, organization/business

1997:  Fern Young, individual
Kikkoman Foods Corporation, organization/business