Thursday, October 13, 2016
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix Center for the Arts proudly present the Fifth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, “Art in the Park,” October 13, 2016, from 6:00-8:30pm in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza. We hope you will join us for this exciting event celebrating our wonderful arts community here in Phoenix.
The Mayor’s Arts Awards serve to identify outstanding leaders in six areas; Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Dance, Creative Writing, and Innovative Organization. Nominees will be chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact, and integration. In addition, we will choose one individual with the second annual “Lou and Evelyn Grubb Community Innovator Award.
Funds raised at the Mayor’s Arts Awards will directly benefit service men and women and their families through a unique partnership with the ASU Pat Tillman Veteran Center and Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement. Studies have shown that creative activity is an integral part of the rehabilitation process, as an outlet for stress, and as a means to stimulate brain activity. Phoenix Center for the Arts has already seen the benefits of such partnerships through its alliance with the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and seeks to further its mission to serve our diverse community, from all ages, cultures, and stages of life. This amazing partnership will enable Phoenix Center for the Arts to provide free art workshops, tailored specifically to the needs of veterans and their families.