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Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce that ten projects have been selected as finalists for the Robert E. Gard Award, which honors projects from the last year that have integrated the arts into the community in meaningful, measurable ways. Members are invited to help select the winner by selecting up to three of their favorite projects.

Voting has closed.. The winner will be announced to the public during the 2017 Annual Convention.

Below are this year’s submissions, please click boxes to view a full-sized image as well as the project description and partners.


Voting is restricted to organizational member beneficiaries and individual members at the $75 level, or higher. Americans for the Arts members must login to their accounts to submit a vote. Questions? Email