Mayor Mike McGinn today announced the recipients of the eighth annual 2010 Mayor’s Arts Awards. And it’s a darn impressive bunch!
The Seattle Arts Commission reviewed a record 459 public nominations and recommended six recipients to the mayor. The recipients of the 2010 Mayor’s Arts Award are:
- Juan Alonso, visual artist
- Book-It Repertory Theatre
- Dennis Coleman, artistic director, Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus
- Reel Grrls, nonprofit media production organization engaging young women
- Sergei Tschernisch, president, Cornish College of the Arts
- Velocity Dance Center
To learn about the recipients, click here.
“The Mayor’s Arts Awards shine a spotlight on the value of art and culture in our community and underscore the arts as vital to our quality of life in Seattle,” said McGinn. “This year’s award recipients represent inspiring accomplishments, reflect the diversity of arts and culture in our city and offer a universal language of understanding through the arts.”
The recipients will be honored at the Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony, noon, Friday, Sept. 3 at Seattle Center’s Northwest Court. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are presented in partnership with Bumbershoot®: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival – celebrating the 40th Festival this year – and are sponsored by City Arts magazine, a free monthly magazine discovering creativity throughout Seattle.
The outdoor ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will feature award presentations and the official opening of Bumbershoot’s Visual Arts Exhibits. The Festival’s Visual Arts Exhibits will open to the public a day early, with a free public preview from noon to 7 p.m. in celebration of the Mayor’s Arts Awards.