The awards, which celebrate arts and culture in Hollywood, are hosted by the Hollywood Arts Council. This year marks the council’s 35th anniversary.
The event benefits Project S.O.A.R.
Honored this year are Capitol Records, Couturier Gallery, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Los Angeles Beautification Team and Los Angeles Fire Dept. Fire Station 82. A special award of recognition will be presented by ArtPlace to the Hollywood Arts Council.
“Our annual Charlie Awards have become one of Hollywood’s favorite events,” said Hollywood Arts Council president Nyla Arslanian. “Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the programs of the Hollywood Arts Council and, in particular, Project S.O.A.R. (Students Overcoming All Risks), the Council’s after school arts workshops that we present at six Hollywood area elementary schools.”
The event will be emceed by ABC7 Television’s George Pennacchio. Presenters include Joanna Cassidy, Robert Forster and Melissa Manchester.
The catered fundraising awards show luncheon is open to the general public. Tickets are $100 each. For reservations and further information, call the Hollywood Arts Council at 323-871-ARTS (323-871-2787) and visit the website www.hollywoodartscouncil.org. Valet parking is available. An online auction for one-of-a-kind items, shows, art, etc. will be held at www.biddingforgood.com/hollywoodartscouncil in advance of the Charlie Awards.
The Blossom Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.; Hollywood.
Noteworthy arrivals are from 11 a.m. to 11:45; event begins at noon.