Patricia Pizzo was awarded the 2005 Arts Advocate Award by the Bloomington Area Arts Council. The award recognizes her leadership, service, and financial support of the arts.
Patty Pizzo has selflessly supported the arts in Bloomington since the 1950s. She founded the IU School of Fine Arts Bookstore and has volunteered thousands of hours there.
She helped establish the Friends of Art at Indiana University; and has been actively involved with other area arts and cultural organizations, such as the IU Theatre Circle, IU Society of Music, the Lilly Library and the IU Art Museum. Pizzo served on the board of the BAAC for some fifteen years.