Pioneer Press: Sally Awards ceremony open to public for first time
Emma Smith, Ordway 5/8/14
When the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts hosts the annual Sally Awards on June 9, you can be there.
The awards, which are named for Sally Ordway Irvine, honor achievements for commitment, initiative, education, arts access and vision. For the first time in the 21-year history of the awards, the public is invited.
If you want to go, just register online for free passes at ordway.org/sallyawards.
The award ceremony will be co-hosted by Minnesota Public Radio personalities Alison Young of Classical 99.5-FM and Barb Abney from The Current 89.3-FM.
This year’s Sally Awards are dedicated to the memory of arts promoter Sue McLean, who died in May 2013. McLean was known for her work with Music in the Zoo, the Guthrie Theater, the Basilica Block Party and other events.
Sally Ordway Irvine mobilized the community to support her dream of a performing arts center in downtown St. Paul.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m.