Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Phoenix Center for the Arts held the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards on Oct. 10 in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza. The event celebrated the spectrum and quality of artistic talent in the city. Funds raised help sustain for Phoenix Center for the Arts’ free programming, financial aid and scholarship programs throughout the year.
The winners received one-of-a-kind pieces of art created by the instructors at Phoenix Center for the Arts.
2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards Winners
Dance Artist Award – Susan Bendix
Literary Artist Award – Joel Salcido
Jerry Lawson Memorial Music Artist Award – Downtown Chamber Series
Theatre Artist Award – Bobb Cooper
Dr. Eugene Grigsby Visual Artist Award – Maggie Keane
Young Artist Award – Ruchi Ukhade
Innovative Arts Organization Award – Girls Rock! Phoenix
DIY/Maker Award – Tina Ferguson
Lou & Evelyn Grubb Community Innovator Award – RJ Muller