Elizabeth Hall believes a healthy arts community creates a healthy city.

Over the COVID-19 pandemic, Hall created The Airdrie Artist Collective on social media. The idea was to find people creating art in Airdrie and share their work with the public while connecting with other artists.

“We have an extremely diverse art community in Airdrie; from visual arts, to theater, to music, to the makers – but it is not well known,” says Hall, who is a former tattoo artist currently focusing on mixed media and illustration.

“I would love to see a thriving arts community; an art scene that highlights the vast creativity we have, I really believe that our city will be better off for it.”

Hall has been president of the Airdrie Regional Art Society. She is also a member of the Airdrie Arts and Culture Assessment Committee with the City of Airdrie and the Mayor’s Night of the Arts committee

Nominator Veronica Funk says Hall deserves recognition for her contribution to the local arts community in Airdrie.

“Elizabeth has been an integral part of the Airdrie arts community for many years,” says Funk.

“She is a woman who is always willing to share her skills to support the arts community, and is always encouraging others.”