Nominations now open for annual Phoenix Mayor’s Arts Awards

Mayor's Art Awards (submitted photo)

Mayor’s Arts Awards (submitted photo)

City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix Center for the Arts proudly present the fourth annual Mayor’s Arts Awards.

The awards are to be 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 20. Tickets can be purchased for $75.

Sponsored by Westlake Reed Leskosky, the event serves as Phoenix Center for the Arts’ signature fundraiser and enables the Center to continue providing vital arts and education opportunities for the Phoenix community year round. Additional event supporters include Arizona Community Foundation, Hensley Beverage Company, APS, Schuster Printing, and Connie McMillan.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards event isn’t your typical gala, according to a press release. The event is interactive and exciting, with a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility, live performances in nearly every room, one-of-a-kind raffle prizes, and the Mayor himself on the Third Street Theater stage, presenting awards to this year’s deserving honorees.

This year’s event will add the Lou & Evelyn Grubb Visionary Award to the list of commendations. The Visionary Award will be given to a community member who has demonstrated leadership by finding creative solutions for the Arts in the City of Phoenix.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards serve to identify outstanding leaders in six areas; Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Dance, Creative Writing, and Innovative Organization. A public call nominates candidates. Nominees are chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact, and integration.

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