Mayor’s Arts Awards nominations

At a previous Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony Councilmember Cheryl Heitmann presented the winners with their awards.269

The City of Ventura, on behalf of the Mayor, welcomes nominations for its annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. This program is intended to highlight the contributions that the arts provide to our cultural community as well as recognize artistic achievement.

Nominations can be made in seven categories and are open to the public. The deadline to submit is Thursday, September 6, at 5 pm. Nomination forms are available on the Mayor’s Arts Awards website or by contacting Kathryn Dippong Lawson at kdippong@cityofventura.ca.gov or 805-658-4726.

In its 14th year, this program aims at honoring significant contributions by individuals, organizations, and businesses to the arts. It showcases the economic impact of Ventura’s creative businesses and develops new leaders and patrons for the arts. The seven awards categories, of the Mayor’s Arts Awards program, are Arts Patron, Artist in the Community, Creative Entrepreneur, Arts Leader, Arts Educator, Emerging Artist and Student Artist. Nominees need not be residents of the City of Ventura but must have had a substantive impact on the City of Ventura’s cultural life. While self-nominations are not accepted, nominees should be made aware that they have been nominated. Nominators need not be City of Ventura residents and may submit multiple nominations each year.

“The Mayor’s Arts Awards program is the City’s way of showing our gratitude to the leaders, artists, and emerging artists of our community. The program celebrates the way art is weaved into the fabric of our cultural community here in Ventura, and we are thrilled to honor them,” stated Kathryn Dippong Lawson, Cultural Arts Supervisor.

For more information on these categories and the program, please visit the Mayor’s Arts Awards website.

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