The 28th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Ceremony to Celebrate the Finest in DC Arts and Entertainment

savethedate-3The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) will present the 28th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM at the celebrated Warner Theatre. E. Faye Butler, Helen Hayes Award Winner 2013 for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play, will host the evening’s festivities. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

The Mayor’s Arts Award is the highest honor conferred by the District of Columbia in recognition of artistic excellence and service among artists, arts organizations and arts patrons in the city.

“The Mayor’s Arts Awards celebrates the very best of our thriving and diverse arts community,” said Judith Terra, Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. “The honorees and nominees represent some of the top artists, arts organizations and educators in the nation, showcasing the District as a world-class cultural capital.”

“The Commission is proud to present the Mayor’s Arts Awards to honor the District’s premier individual artists, arts organizations, and patrons of the arts,” said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. “This year’s theme celebrates the creative industries and spotlights the significance of our city’s vibrant arts and entertainment community. The District’s creative industries – arts, film, theater – contribute to both our cultural heritage and our economy.”

This year’s awards will be presented in the following categories: Excellence in an Artistic Discipline, Excellence in Service to the Arts, Innovation in the Arts, Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education, Outstanding Emerging Artist and Mayor’s Award for Arts Teaching (visual, performing and language arts). Finalists were chosen by the Mayor’s Arts Awards Advisory Jury comprised of prominent members of the District’s arts community with expertise in dance, music, theatre, literary arts, visual arts and arts education.

RSVPs are not required but encouraged. Seating is distributed on a first come, first served basis. To reserve seats, please visit For additional information on the Mayor’s Arts Awards or other DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities programs, please call (202) 724-5613.

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