Who is the most artful person in Hannibal? What about most artful business or organization? The Hannibal Arts Council will present their annual Paragon Art Awards, and would like the public's input for nominations.


Award categories are:

Leadership in the Arts (Art Project) – Presented to an individual, artist, arts educator, committee, business, or organization that has helped pull together a community arts project that makes an impact in our community.

Leadership in the Arts (Individual) - Presented to an individual who has contributed to the arts in Hannibal through volunteerism, participation, involvement, commitment and enthusiasm.

Leadership in the Arts (Business) - Presented to a business who has shown support for the Hannibal Arts Council through underwriting, membership donations, employee participation, community involvement and product/service donations.

Leadership in the Arts (Organization) - Presented to a local organization who has contributed to the arts in Hannibal, as well as demonstrated community participation, involvement, volunteerism and commitment.

Volunteer(s) of the Year- Presented to the individual(s) who over the past year(s) has given of themselves above and beyond the call of duty to make the arts in Hannibal successful.

To make a nomination for the Paragon Art Awards, contact the Hannibal Arts Council by email (findit@hannibalarts.com), regular mail, phone, or in person. The Hannibal Arts Council is at 105 South Main Street in Hannibal. The mailing address is  P.O. Box 1202, Hannibal, MO 63401 and the phone number is 573-221-6545. It is not necessary to make a nomination in every category. The deadline to make your nomination is August 22.