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On January 27, 2019, ArtsATL will recognize the best of the best in Atlanta arts during the third-annual Luminary Awards ceremony, which will be held 6–8 p.m. at City Winery. Before the winners are revealed this winter, we want to recognize all the people and organizations who were lifted up during the nomination process.

The Luminary Awards are Atlanta’s premier arts honors, celebrating the social impact, diversity, innovation, leadership and generosity of the city’s creative community.

The awards are given out in five categories: Arts Education, Community Engagement, Philanthropic Legacy, Outstanding Leadership and Arts Innovation. A selection committee is reviewing the nominees to select the winner from each category.

Today, we announce all those who were nominated for the 2019 Luminary Award for Philanthropic Legacy.


Celebrating a lifetime of giving to support the arts in Atlanta.

John Wieland

Wieland and his wife, Sue, have collected art for decades, offering significant support to artists. They have provided access to their art to students and other groups through their wareHOUSE gallery on Atlanta’s west side. They’ve also taken their collection on tour and have supported other institutions, including endowing the Wieland Pavilion at the High Museum. Wieland is one of Atlanta’s foremost developers.

Louis Corrigan

An investment firm research analyst, Corrigan has been a financial supporter of the arts and an active leader of arts programs, including spearheading the Flux Projects event series, which brought bursts of creativity to Atlanta. Through his Possible Futures initiative, Corrigan has offered grants to an array of arts organizations, including ArtsATL. Corrigan is a past ArtsATL board member.

Vicki and Howard Palefsky

Since moving to Atlanta, Howard and Vicki Palefsky have become integral and indispensable members of the arts community. They have involved themselves in many of our institutions, both as leaders and philanthropists. To name a few, Howard is chair of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and serves on the board of the Atlanta History Center; Vicki is past chair of the Alliance Theatre and was an early supporter and board member of ArtsATL.

Lisa Cremin

Cremin is the director of community advancement at the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. She has been a dedicated advocate and champion of the arts within the philanthropic community for many years. She is respected among the business and arts community and has helped many nonprofit arts organizations shore up their business practices in order to better leverage the financial gifts she has stewarded to them.

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