Save the Date for 2012 Flights of Fancy and Ozzie Awards

The late Virginia Bussey was the SRAC's 2011 Lifetime Achievement Ozzie Award honoree.

The 2012 Flights of Fancy event and Ozzie Awards are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 at Springfield-Branson National Airport.

The annual celebration of the arts will this year be catered by The Traveling Chef, and feature a full dinner following the cocktail hour at 6 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the Ozzie Awards will commence, hosted by Beth Domann and Jeff Jenkins and featuring performances from more than a dozen local arts groups.

Individual tickets are $60 ($50 for SRAC members) and sponsorships are still available. You can learn more and purchase tickets at the event’s website, The ceremony will include presentation of the Ozzie Award for embodiment of a pioneering, creative spirit in the Springfield and Southwest Missouri arts scene. A list of past winners can be found at the SRAC website, as well.

For more information contact the Springfield Regional Arts Council at (417) 862-2787.