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POSTPONED: 2020 Governor's Arts Awards Virtual Celebration - 09/11/20

(Salem, OR) — A virtual event to celebrate the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards recipients is postponed due to Oregon’s current wildfire emergency. The Virtual Celebration was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12. A new date for the celebration will be set soon.

“This isn’t the right time for a celebration,” said Brian Rogers, executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission. “Many Oregonians are suffering and communities are still at risk.

“In the last few days we have learned of many artists who have been forced to evacuate their homes and at least 20 in southern Oregon whose homes have been lost to fire,” said Rogers. “Many more are on alert, knowing they could be evacuated at any time. Our thoughts are with them and we want to ensure they are safe before we move forward with the celebration of the Governor’s Arts Awards.”

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