The Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominationsfor its Honors of the Arts Award, winners of which will be honored during a reception and dinner April 19 at the Red Lion.

J. Kevin Bischoff, chairman of the Honors in the Arts Committee, said the award is a way of thanking those who have made outstanding contributions to the arts in Utah. Over the past seven years, 35 people have been honored.Bischoff said nominees can be arts benefactors or administrators in the literary, performing or visual arts. The committee also will recognize up to two businesses that provide outstanding support for the arts in Utah.

Award recipients will be photographed by Salt Lake photographer Don Busath and the portraits will permanently hang in the Honors of Arts collection in the chamber offices.

Nominees must have resided in Utah for at least five years and be Utah residents, Bischoff said. Nominations must be submitted before Feb. 13 to the chamber office.