A Show of HANDS
Join us on a free walking tour showcasing the Valley neighborhood’s transformation into a vibrant arts district.
Community Leadership Awards: Innovation Celebration
14th Annual Community Leadership Awards
Honoring Artists, Entrepreneurs and Leaders of Orange's Upward Momentum
Thursday, November 14, 6-8pm
Firehouse Lofts 580 Forest Street, Orange
Last November, HANDS celebrated creativity in all forms and “outside the box” thinking – the fuel driving the Valley Arts District’s economic engine. Guests from Orange and neighboring towns joined us for the 14th Annual Community Leadership Awards: Innovation Celebration.
The annual event honored remarkable community builders, artists, business owners, artisans, entrepreneurs, innovators and local heroes who use their skills, creativity and passion in a collaborative effort to make our cities beautiful and equitable. The winners were selected based on the nominees’ contributions to the residents of their local community, community-driven activities, accomplishments in their area and the creativity and originality of their contribution.
In addition to a fast-paced award segment, our Innovation Celebration featured creative interlude presentations from Broadway actor/singer Trent Armand Kendall, live music from Zoe Obadia Trio of Jazz House Kids, art by firehouse tenants April Tracey and Ken Riviere, and live art from ORNG Ink artists-in-residence Laura Campbell and Khari Ricks. Guests enjoyed drinks and A Taste of Orange buffet from the best local restaurants.
View 2013's winners in our latest video:
2012 Community Leadership Awards
On November 15th, HANDS hosted the 13th Annual Community Leadership Awards: Innovation Celebration honoring remarkable community builders, artists, entrepreneurs, innovators and local heroes who use their skills, creativity and passion in an effort to make our community vibrant through innovative initiatives. Read about last year's celebration here.