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Threaded Together goes to the Viola Awards!

In our third year of programming, we are so honored to be recognized by our community members as an important organization in Flagstaff. We are thrilled to have been nominated for a Viola Award in the “Community Impact” category.

One of the most prestigious awards in Northern Arizona, and perhaps the most anticipated gala of the year, the annual Viola Awards Ceremony is in its 14th year of celebrating excellence in arts, science, and culture in Flagstaff.

This year’s award ceremony is on April 30th at the Orpheum Theater.

First conceived in 2009, the awards were developed in memory of Viola Babbitt (1894-1994) one of Flagstaff’s earliest and staunchest supporters of the arts. Babbitt was a music teacher and later a painter, but it was her passion for providing community access to the arts that made such a powerful impact in Flagstaff. She opened the Art Barn as Flagstaff’s first community art center, and ultimately lobbied for the construction of what is now the Coconino Center for the Arts.

If there is one thing we are passionate about at Threaded Together, it's increasing accessibility for textile arts. That’s why we’ve built our Community Classroom using a pay-what-you-can model. It’s why we make our location a free hub for creativity and connection during Create + Connect. It’s why we teach teens to sew in Sewing Squad.

This year Threaded Together has been nominated alongside Ballet Folklorico and Tynkertopia. Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and Flagstaff Shakespeare festival are past winners in the category.

Regardless of the outcome of the awards ceremony in May, our team is so proud of the positive impact Threaded Together has been able to make since our doors opened in March 2020. We couldn’t be more honored by this form of recognition!

Hear Lindsey and Eileen share our story with Creative Flagstaff in this year’s 'Community Impact' highlight video:

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