Yankton Area Arts has named the Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild as the Art Advocates of the Year.
The awards ceremony was held at the G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery on Friday. The Quit Guild is currently exhibiting quilts at the art gallery, something they do every two years. The quilts can be viewed through November 19th.
YAA Board of Directors members along with Executive Director Julie Amsberry presented the quilters with the honor during the regularly scheduled, monthly artist and exhibit reception.
Amsberry says “the Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild brightens the spirits of members of our community through their creativity, craftsmanship, and immense generosity. They honor our community’s veterans, children, medical workers, elderly, and infirm with their gifts and talents. And they pass down their trade to others willing to learn.”
The Art Advocate distinction is given by the Yankton Area Arts Board of Directors to honor a person or persons who contribute to the arts, advocate for the arts in their everyday lives, and have made a significant contribution to the arts in the community.