Proudly declaring that Lincoln is a city that supports creativity and growing the arts in our community, the 41st Mayor’s Arts Awards will be held May 9 on the main floor of Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Mayor’s Arts Awards is a celebration of Lincoln’s rich artistic diversity. The Lincoln Arts Council recognizes achievement in all artistic mediums, from educational excellence to urban design, and from organizational, volunteer and financial dedication to the arts, to outstanding arts organizations and arts events.
Winners are philanthropic supporters of the arts. Art teachers. Creative presenters. Dedicated volunteers. Innovators. They all contribute to the vibrant Lincoln arts community, and we celebrate the best of them.
With more than 500 guests, the event is an annual Lincoln who’s who, with fine food and entertainment in a venue to fit the celebration. Mayor Beutler and the Lincoln Arts Council will pay tribute to the winners, who will each receive an original art piece by internationally renowned Nebraska artist Stephen Dinsmore.
Corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities are also available.
The 2019 winners:
Outstanding Arts Organization: Capital Jazz Society
Artistic Achievement Award – Visual Arts: Santiago Cal
Artistic Achievement Award – Youth: Sarah Nguyen
Artistic Achievement Award – Performing Arts: Daniel Kubert
Artistic Achievement Award – Literary Arts: Paul Johnsgard
Gladys Lux Education Award: Jack Parkhurst
Legacy of the Arts Award: Tice Miller
ArtScene Backstage Award: Lynn Johnson
Outstanding Event Award: Celebration of Philip Glass
Benefactor of the Arts Award: Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation
Lincoln Community Foundation Arts for Kids Award: St. Elizabeth Foundation & Anna Alcalde
Larry Enersen Urban Design Award: The Mill Coffee & Tea
Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist Award – Visual: Jon Love
Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist Award – Literary: Daniel Zebert
Mayor’s Choice Award: The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel Artist-in-Residence Program