Fletcher Bright to receive Holmberg Arts Leadership Award

Fletcher Bright to receive Holmberg Arts Leadership Award

December 11th, 2015 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Fletcher Bright

Fletcher Bright

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Businessman and musician Fletcher Bright will be honored with the 2016 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award at a March 8 event hosted by ArtsBuild.

The arts organization established the annual award in 2014 to recognize people who make significant contributions to the arts and culture in Chattanooga, according to a news release.

"Fletcher Bright embodies the essence of this prestigious award," said Dan Bowers, ArtsBuild president, in the release. "He has not only supported the arts community in Chattanooga for many years through financial contributions, but he also is an extremely talented musician in his own right and never misses an opportunity to selflessly share his talent with others."

Bright is principal broker and chairman of Fletcher Bright Co., a real estate firm, and is a founding member of the famous Dismembered Tennesseans bluegrass band.

The first Arts Leadership Award ceremony and reception took place in 2014 and honored former Chattanooga Times publisher Ruth Holmberg. Now the annual award honors Mrs. Holmberg by establishing it as the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award.

Bright was nominated for the award by Laura Walker, executive director of the Folk School of Chattanooga. She's also been the lead singer of the Dismembered Tennesseans for over 20 years.

"Fletcher Bright is a renaissance man a successful real estate builder, developer and manager, a real tycoon," she said in the release. "But foremost, he is a musician, playing piano and fiddle, well and strong, with a smile on his face, sharing his love of music with fellow musicians and performing for audiences far and wide."

The 2016 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award is sponsored by First Tennessee Bank.

For more information visit www.artsbuild.com or call 423-756-2787. Tickets for the event will be available after the first of the year.