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 founder of the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre and Hengda Dance Academy; Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders; Seattle Arts & Lectures; Buster Simpson, public artist; Three Dollar Bill Cinema; TilibSedeb (Singing Feet), the Duwamish Tribe’s language and culture performance group; The Vera Project; and Olivier Wevers, dancer, choreographer and artistic director of contemporary dance company Whim W’Him.
Mayor Mike McGinn spoke and Seattle Channel’s Art Zone host Nancy Guppy emceed.