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City Arts blog profiles 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients

City Arts magazine profiled the 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients on their blog last week. Read the blog here.

The award recipients are Donald Byrd, Tony-nominated choreographer; Jack Straw Productions, audio arts center; Dr. Quinton Morris, accomplished concert violinist and professor; On the Boards, one of America’s best theaters for contemporary performance; Pratt Fine Arts Center, a place named in honor of a local Civil Rights leader where everyone can make art; and Tet in Seattle, the producer of Tet in Seattle, a cultural festival that opens doors to our Vietnamese community.

Nearly 500 people came out for the Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony held at Seattle Center’s North Fountain Lawn last Thursday. Mayor Mike McGinn honored the recipients, and Nancy Guppy, host of Seattle Channel’s Art Zone with Nancy Guppy, emceed the ceremony. The celebration featured the official opening of Bumbershoot’s 2011 Visual Arts Exhibits.

The event was presented in partnership with Bumbershoot®: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival with support from event sponsor Chihuly Garden and Glass and media sponsor City Arts magazine.