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Nominations open for 2016 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Awards celebrate contributions of arts and culture community to Seattle; Nomination deadline is May 31 SEATTLE (May 10, 2016)— Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Awards via an online form available at The awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching their […]


Mayor’s Arts Awards 2015 by the numbers

2015 marks the 13th year Seattle has been celebrating our arts and culture scene with the Mayor’s Arts Awards. For the past 13 years three Mayor’s have been honoring the best organizations and individuals that make Seattle one of the most livable and fastest growing cities in the U.S. This year was no exception. So […]


2015 Mayor’s Arts Awards at Seattle Center

Mayor Edward B. Murray, the Seattle Arts Commission and the Office of Arts & Culture invite you to the MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS CEREMONY 4 p.m., Friday, September 4 Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center HONORING Cultural Ambassador: Dr. Robin K. Wright Arts & Innovation: Akio Takamori Cultural Preservation: Densho Future Focus: Seattle Jazzed Creative Industries: Daniel Brown […]


Mayor announces Claudia Castro Luna as Seattle’s First Civic Poet

Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna, will perform at the Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony Friday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. Mayor Ed Murray announced Seattle’s first Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna. The new Civic Poet post serves as an ambassador for Seattle’s rich literary landscape and represents the city’s diverse cultural community. “Claudia brings a fresh […]


Welcome, Jenny Ku, our new event coordinator

Jenny Ku is the newest member of the Community Development and Outreach team. As the event coordinator, she will coordinate events such as summer concerts, public art dedications, and the Mayor’s Arts Awards. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, she moved to Seattle in June of 2002 and has been an active member of our vibrant arts […]


And the Mayor’s Arts Awards winners are…

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced the recipients of the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards. The honorees include two individuals and four organizations, and represent categories ranging from promoting arts as a means of social change to artistic excellence. Congratulations to the 2013 honorees in the following categories: Future Focus: 826 Seattle Cultural Ambassador: Barbara Earl Thomas […]


Nominations open for 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards. The awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching their communities through the arts. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 15. The nomination form is available online here.  For a print version of the form, […]


Seeking events and marketing intern

We’re looking for an intern to work with the Community Development & Outreach team to provide events and marketing support for various programs during the summer. Projects will include assisting with Seattle Presents, the summer lunchtime concert series at City Hall; the Mayor’s Arts Awards; and other office events and projects. Responsibilities will also include […]


Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony video online

More than 500 people came to the Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony, noon, Friday, Aug. 31 at Seattle Center. The awards celebrated 10 years of Seattle’s creative community and this year’s 10 award recipients. Weren’t able to make the ceremony? Watch it here.   Recipients were: Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio; KEXP; Li Hengda, choreographer, artistic director and […]


Join us for Mayor’s Arts Awards, preview Bumbershoot Visual Arts

    Mayor Mike McGinn at the 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony. Photo by Jennifer Richard.   Join Mayor Mike McGinn in celebrating 10 years of Seattle’s creative community and this year’s award recipients at the annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, noon, Friday, Aug. 31, at Seattle Center’s North Fountain Lawn. The Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibits […]

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