Local arts support Ruth Holmberg took home the honor of the very first annual Arts Leadership Award from "Artsbuild."

A reception ceremony was held Tuesday evening, recognizing Ms. Holmberg for her extraordinary support of the arts and cultural community in Chattanooga over the past 68 years.

Artsbuild president Dan Bowers says there was really no debate over who should win the first award.

Ms. Holmberg served as publisher of the Chattanooga Times from 1964 to 1992.