Mayor’s Arts Awards

Posted on April 15, 2014, 11:15 pm
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The City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture is excited to open the nomination period for the Mayor’s Arts Awards. The awards are intended to celebrate contibutions of arts and culture in our community. Last year, the awards honored 826 Seattle, Preston Singletary, Barbara Earl Thomas, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Frye Art Museum, and the Pongo Teen Writing Project. The Office of Arts and Culture states, “The awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching their communities through the arts.” The categories include: Future Focus, Raising the Bar, Cultural Ambassador, City of Creativity, Cultural Investment, and Social Justice. Seattle is a hub for creative exploration and it is exciting to, once again, formally honor the achievements of our community. The deadline for nominations is May 15 (by 5 p.m.) and the recipients will be awarded August 29 in a public ceremony at Seattle Center.

To nominate a group, organization, or individual, please visit:

Photo by Claire Reiner

Photo by Claire Reiner

Claire Reiner is a writer, artist and recent graduate from the University of Washington’s School of Art with a major in Art History. She is interested in recent art movements and subcultures (1950s, 60s, 70s) and how they have shaped present perceptions and practices of art. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Seattle in 2010. She is quite influenced by the unique geography of both places and enjoys hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Reiner covers visual art exhibits in Seattle and seeks to contribute to a profound and positive artistic community, as well as encourage people to come out and experience art moments for themselves. Reiner is also the Executive Assistant for VanguardSeattle and handles any press related needs.