Lawton_Lawton's Arts for All campaign kicked off with a luncheon on Friday. the annual event helps to bring in donations for the local art community. Guest speaker Sid Hudson knows Lawton well, and has seen it change over the years. He was the guest speaker at the same event 18 years ago, and says the arts keeps Lawton thriving. "Because the arts are a thread that runs through the community that really reflects what is happening brings people together, gives you ways to look at things and examine issues in other types of context," he said.
Also at the event, winners for the Annual Arts and Humanities Award were announced. Winners are nominated by the public for their outstanding contributions the cultural life of the community.