Phoenix Center for the Arts will present the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza. Priscilla Torres and Octavio Pulido, of Telemundo Arizona, will emcee this year’s event. The awards, designed by the talented artists of Phoenix Center for the Arts, will be presented by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. The evening’s festivities include live performances, catering from Conceptually Social, beer and wine from Hensley Beverage Company, silent auction, and more.
The 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards serve to identify outstanding leaders in eight areas: Dance Artist, Literary Artist, Music Artist, Theatre Artist, Visual Artist, Young Artist (age 12-17), Innovative Arts Organization, and DIY/Maker (new category!). Finalists are chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact, and collaboration. This year’s amazing Mayor’s Arts Awards finalists include:
Charissa Lucille Heckard
Downtown Chamber Series
Girls Rock! Phoenix
Lights Camera Discover
Warrior Songs Inc
“It’s incredible to see such a collection of experience and talent represented in this year’s finalist group,” says Phoenix Center for the Arts CEO, Lauren Henschen. “The judging committee, comprised of previous Mayor’s Arts Awards winners, as well as a representative from the office of Mayor Kate Gallego, worked diligently to thoroughly evaluate each and every one of the many applications received. The inclusion of a new DIY/Maker category, added as a result of community input, enabled us to broaden our reach and truly capture the depth of creative talent here in Phoenix. We encourage arts supporters from all over the Valley and beyond to attend this one of a kind event. Those who attend the Mayor’s Arts Awards will have the opportunity to witness and celebrate the inspiring artists who contribute to making Phoenix a more vibrant and creative city, all through the power of the arts.”
Tickets for the 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards are on sale now at http://bit.ly/mayorsarts2019
Event: The 8th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards
Date: October 10, 2019
Hours: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $125 for individual tickets, $1,000 for a table of 8
Where: Hance Park Urban Plaza, 1st Street and Moreland, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Parking/Transportation: Free parking is available in the Phoenix Center for the Arts parking lot. Enter on 3rd Street, just North of Moreland.
Presenting Organization: Phoenix Center for the Arts
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-254-3100