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Artist, Performer and Activist PEREGO Named “Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award" for 2023.

Artist, Performer and Activist PEREGO Named “Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award” for 2023.

Daytona Beach, Fla.-based artist, performer and activist Perego has been named a recipient of the prestigious “Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award” for 2023.

The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award is among the highest honors given to people who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service with an emphasis on contributing to the betterment of society.

The award will be presented to Perego (single-name) by esteemed cultural icon Dr. Khalilah Comacho-Ali at an event to be held January 16 at 9 p.m. at the Rose Villa restaurant, 43 West Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, 32174. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Comacho-Ali, the former wife of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, will present the award to Perego as a representative of the President’s Office.

In addition to this remarkable achievement, Perego will be bestowed with the esteemed “President’s Volunteer Service Medal” and receive a letter of appreciation personally signed by President Joseph R. Biden.

This recognition underscores Perego’s commitment and dedication to positively impacting communities around the world through art and creativity.

Perego spent his career designing and making art for leading entertainment industries, including a series of restaurants, clubs and cafes around the country.

He has also worked as an Art Director for entertainment giants including Disney, Universal Studios, and BET. Perego was involved in the planning and execution of the premiere art party for Cirque Du Soleil’s grand opening in Downtown Disney

Perego’s mural in DeLand, Fla. led to the city winning “The National Downtown Redevelopment Award” and his work was chosen for the entrance of the new County Courthouse in that city as well.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Perego also is the founder of the Art Army, an international organization comprised of conscious creators who are changing the world through their art and creativity. The organization’s credo is “everyone is an artist, everyone is creative. We all have a Creator spark within us.”

Connecting the dots between spirituality and creativity, over the past three decades the Art Army has now become a global art movement with outposts in 110 cities worldwide.

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