2011 NUVO Cultural Vision Awards 

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For over a decade, NUVO has presented its annual Cultural Vision Awards

For over a decade, NUVO has presented its annual Cultural Vision Awards. The CVAs were created to celebrate individuals and organizations that are pathfinders — folks bringing new perspectives and innovative ideas to Indianapolis' understanding of itself.

NUVO defines cultural vision in its most inclusive sense. We look for people and programs whose creativity enlarges our city's self-image and enhances our quality of life.

The CVAs have also been NUVO's way of rebutting the old cliche that Indianapolis is a town that doesn't generate new ideas — that we wait to see what works elsewhere before adopting it for ourselves.

NUVO has always been dedicated to telling stories about Indianapolis citizens who link ideas to action and find new ways to solve long-standing problems. These are the people who help to distinguish what is authentic and, yes, authentically weird, about this place.

The CVAs are another way to bring attention to some of these stories.

Every year that the NUVO Editorial team combs through nominations that come to us

through readers, community contacts and past honorees, we are reminded of the many compelling ways people in Indianapolis have found to make life better.

This process culminates with the annual NUVO Cultural Vision Awards, a night where these stories are shared. Please join this year, on Friday, June 3, to celebrate the cultural vision of this year's honorees at the Athenaeum in downtown Indianapolis.

And learn more about this year's honorees by reading their stories here:

Bicycle Garage Indy

Center for Inquiry

Central Indiana Jobs with Justice

Good Earth Natural Foods

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/Time for Three

Katz and Korin

Primary Colours

Lois Main Templeton (Lifetime Achievement)

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