The Linny Awards

Please join us as we celebrate Linny Fowler’s legacy and our vibrant arts community!

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Linny Awards! Know someone who stands out in one of the following categories? Then, submit their nomination today!

  • Visual Artist of the Year
  • Performing Artist of the Year
  • Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Arts Educator of the Year
  • Student Artist Scholarship Award
Linny Award Descriptions

To submit someone for nomination, please fill out the nomination form below:

Nominate Someone Today!

Deadline for submissions: May 12th, 2023.

Award Recipients for the categories listed above will be notified by July 15th.

For more than a quarter-century, Marlene “Linny” Fowler of Bethlehem worked tirelessly to elevate Lehigh Valley’s arts organizations and artists through her volunteerism and her support. Now, the region has the opportunity to celebrate this flourishing arts community and honor Fowler’s memory by taking part in the Linny Awards, the multi-discipline arts awards program focused on the greater Lehigh Valley’s artists, innovators, and arts leaders.

Thursday, November 9, 2023
Cocktail Hour | 5–6 PM
Awards, Dinner & Festivities | 6–9 PM

Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Bethlehem, PA

Thank you for your interest in the Linny Awards! We look forward to celebrating the achievements of those who impact the arts together.

Buy Tickets

Individual Event Ticket: $225 ($111 is tax-deductible)

*$223 Ticket Cost, $2 City Amusement Tax
*Event Ticket(s) will be emailed to the ticket purchaser at time of purchase

To become a Linny Award event or recipient sponsor, please contact Selena Lavonier at 610-332-1345 or

Sponsorship Opportunities