ArtsQuest announces 2019 Marcincin Awards
MacIntosh Services, Bethlehem Area School District and Lehigh Valley Health Network will be honored for their longtime support of Musikfest and the community when they are presented with Marcincin Awards at Musikfest 2019 in early August. The Awards will be handed out during the opening ceremony Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m., at Wells Fargo Festplatz. All recipients will receive a glass Marcincin Award, hand-blown by the artists of ArtsQuest’s glass studio at the Banana Factory.
Established in 2003, the Marcincin Award recognize ArtsQuest partners that have played integral roles in helping Musikfest continue to grow over the years while remaining free for all to enjoy.
The 2019 Marcincin Award recipients are:
A Musikfest sponsor since 2007, MacIntosh has helped ArtsQuest create beautiful events for the festival’s nearly one million guests for more than 15 years. This relationship continues throughout the year, with MacIntosh assisting in many of the festivals and special events at SteelStacks.
ArtsQuest’s primary educational partner throughout the year, the Bethlehem Area School District joins with ArtsQuest on 10 different programs including the innovative Marketing Musikfest program, reaching more than 1,000 students annually.
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s involvement with Musikfest, as well as many other ArtsQuest programs, can be traced back to 1990, from before Lehigh Valley Cardiology Associates joined with the hospital network.
Since 2001, LVHN has provided all the services in the Musikfest Health Tents, better known as Healthplatz.
More than 50 businesses, media and community leaders have been honored with the awards including Frank Banko of Banko Beverage Company; C.F. Martin & Company Inc.; Just Born Quality Confections; St. Luke’s University Health Network; Air Products; the City of Bethlehem; and Lehigh and Northampton Counties. In 2008 Mayor Marcincin himself was presented with the award for the key role he played in helping to establish Musikfest.