Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee a Peninsula Arts Council 2011 Diamond Award Honoree


By on Tue, January 31, 2012

Directors, HMB Beautification Committee

The Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee will be honored by the Peninsula Arts Council (PAC) with a 2011 Diamond Award at PAC’s 10th Annual Diamond Awards Ceremony, February 2 at historic Kohl Mansion in Burlingame.

Peninsula Arts Council Diamond Awards are presented each year to recognize outstanding contributions made by individual artists, educators, volunteers, foundations, corporations, or by government support to the arts in San Mateo County. This year 55 outstanding nominations were received and jurors had the difficult task of selecting the final award recipients for each category.

The Beautification Committee, the non-profit organization behind the world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, was chosen as the Honoree in the Government Support Category which recognizes support of the arts, such as public art, arts programming, grants, programming at a local club, hosting arts events, or serving the needs of local artists.

“It’s truly an honor to be chosen by the Peninsula Arts Council for this prestigious award,” said Cameron Palmer, Beautification Committee Chairman. “We are grateful and delighted to be among the honorees and commend all of the nominees for the outstanding contributions they make to the arts in San Mateo County.”

The 2012 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival runs October 13-14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main St. between Kelly Avenue and Spruce Streets in historic downtown Half Moon Bay.

ABOUT THE HALF MOON BAY BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE http://www.miramarevents.com/pumpkinfest/hmbbc-facts.html
The non-profit Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee is the organizing body behind the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. The festival is presented as a community benefit. More than thirty local non-profit organizations raise money every year through participation in the festival. Additionally the Beautification Committee has contributed an estimated 2.65 million dollars in direct grants and donations since the festival’s inception in 1971. For information, call 650-726-9652 or visit http://www.miramarevents.com/pumpkinfest/

ABOUT THE PENINSULA ARTS COUNCIL http://www.peninsulaartscouncil.org/
•Promotes and cultivates the arts through marketing, outreach and education initiatives.
•Honors artistic achievement in San Mateo County through an annual Diamond Awards event.
•Provides resources to support and increase county arts in education activities.
•Maintains a monthly event calendar.
•Hosts an artist’s registry to help promote local artists.   
•Serves as a community partner, fiscal agent and resource.