The Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles are currently accepting nominations from the public for persons to be honored at the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony which is scheduled for Thursday, November 2 at 6 p.m. in the Benjamin W. Mount Auditorium at Central School.
The Mayor’s Arts Awards honors those working in the arts by recognizing the contributions of Southwest Louisiana’s creative workers, patrons, and artists to the region’s culture. Newly-elected mayor Nic Hunter presents the awards to each recipient.
Our community’s arts and cultural scene is phenomenal, stated Ashli Waldrep, Arts Council Executive Director. Many of our cultural workers often aren’t in the spotlight, and this is a perfect opportunity to really show them the community’s gratitude.
Categories include Artist of the Year, Citizen of the Arts, Citizen of the Humanities, Arts Educator of the Year, Arts Organization of the Year, and Patron of the Year. The Keystone Award is also given to an individual who works diligently behind the scenes, without whom programs and performances would not be possible.
Award winners are chosen by an independent panel, and kept secret until the night of the ceremony.
Nominations must be received by the Arts Council office no later than Friday, October 20, 2017. For more information about this year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards, call the Arts Council at 439-2787.
Arts Council of SWLA
Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street, Suite 202, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Office 337-439-2787 | Fax 337-439-8009