Mayor’s Arts Awards

The Mayor’s Arts Awards serve to identify outstanding leaders in five areas; Visual Artist, Dancer/Choreographer, Musician/Composer, Literary Artist, and Innovative Arts Organization. Nominees will be chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact, and integration. One recipient will also be granted the “Lou and Evelyn Grubb Community Innovator Award.”

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Cliff Keuter Dance Artist Award
Julie Akerly

Dr. Eugene Grigsby Visual Artist Award
Annie Lopez

Music Artist Award
Scotty Spenner

Innovative Arts Organization Award
Phoenix Conservatory of Music

And to all of our amazing nominees!

Cliff Keuter Dance Artist Award
Angel Castro
Julie Akerly
Lisa Starry
Shyla Ganesan

Dr. Eugene Grigsby Visual Artist Award
Annie Lopez
Jenita Landrum
Kristin Wesley
Swarna Sitaraman

Music Artist Award
Brian Eisenberg
Mark Richardson
Scotty Spenner

Innovative Arts Organization Award
Arizona Apparel Foundation
Crescent Communities/Crescent Highland
DiRT YOGA
Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine
Mill Avenue Chamber Players
Phoenix Conservatory of Music
Stage Dreams Youth Theatre
Stir It Up Records
Taipei Cultural Summer Camp
The Nash

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Mayor's Arts Awards

The 2016 Mayor’s Arts Awards were presented with generous support from:
The D. Miller Charitable Trust
The Constance W. McMillin Trust
Portland on the Park
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Arizona Community Foundation
Bar S Foods
SRP
APS
Defero
Cox
Schuster Printing
Weddle Gilmore
Carly’s
Classic Party
Arizona Commission on the Arts
City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture
City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department