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Nominations open for 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards

This year we celebrate the 10th year of the Mayor’s Arts Awards, and you’re invited to help mark this milestone. Know an individual or an organization making a difference in Seattle through arts and culture? Nominate them for a 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award.
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., Tuesday, April 17.
“The arts are one of Seattle’s greatest strengths and a powerful avenue of expression for our diverse communities,” said Mayor Mike McGinn. “I’m proud to live in a city where so many people and organizations are dedicated to making a difference through art and culture.”
The Seattle Arts Commission will review public nominations and recommend recipients to Mayor McGinn for final selection. The awards, which are non-monetary, are presented annually.  As the goal of the awards is to reflect the diversity of artistic achievement throughout the city, there are no preset award categories.
Mayor McGinn will honor recipients of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards at a public ceremony at Seattle Center, noon, Friday, Aug. 31. He will also open the Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibits for a free public preview that day.
The awards are presented in partnership with Bumbershoot®: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival and media sponsor City Arts magazine.
Go here for a list of previous recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Awards.