Mayor’s Arts Awards 2017

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix Center for the Arts proudly present the Sixth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, “Art in the Park,” October 12, 2017, from 6:30-9:00pm 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 five areas; Visual Artist, Dancer/Choreographer, Musician/Composer, Literary Artist, and Innovative Art 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.”

Congratulations to this year’s 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
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

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.