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Dominion awards $50,000 to ArtStars winners

From professional musical instruction to creative filmmaking, this year’s Dominion ArtStars award-winners are sure to contribute to the next generation of successful students as well as artists.

Five winning nonprofit organizations from different regions of Virginia have been chosen to receive a Shining Star ArtStars Award of $10,000 each in support of their dedication to arts education.

“ArtStars is about recognizing arts and cultural organizations that are making communities and schools more vibrant through theater, art, music, and other artistic forms,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation, the charitable arm of Dominion Resources. “Dominion is proud to support these five winners as they continue their efforts to enrich students’ education through the arts.”

Dominion ArtStars Awards recognize arts organizations in Virginia that best demonstrate the ability to advance the synergy between arts and education for the benefit of students and their communities.

The following ArtStars winners and their outstanding programs were recognized this week at the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Art Works Conference in Richmond:

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