Holmes Theatre's Amy Stearns Receives "Larry Award"
Carol McCarthy | Mar 12, 2019 AT 7:46 pm
ST. PAUL, MN—Detroit Lakes Holmes Theatre director is recognized with a prestigious state arts award at this year’s Arts Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Amy Stearns was awarded the “Larry Award 2019” from the Minnesota Citizens for the Arts organization.
According to the organization’s website, the “Larry Award” is given to unsung heroes in the arts community who work as arts advocates behind the scenes to improve arts access to everyone across Minnesota.
Stearns has been the executive director of the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes since 2002 and has been a member of countless community committees including the Ice Harvest Committee, Street Faire at the Lakes, Sunny in DL as well as numerous regional and state arts and community development committees.
The award is named for Lawrence Redmond, who has been MCA’s lobbyist and unsung hero since the 1970s and the award is given out at Arts Advocacy Day each year.
The award is a glass sculpture by Minnesota sculptor Michael Tonder of Two Harbors Minnesota.