ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Local artist were in the spotlight and recognized for their hard work.
The Rockford Area Arts Council hosted the State of the Arts Awards Tuesday. The annual fundraiser celebrates the achievements in the arts for the past year.
The Creative Culture Event Award went to "Reach for the Stars" presented by the Rockford Coronado Concert Association. The Arts Advocate Award went to Richard Raether and the Lawrence E. Gloyd Community Impact Award went to Janet Shellstrom.