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31st Mayor's Arts Awards

Mayor Muriel Bowser presents

The 31st Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7 pm

Historic Lincoln Theatre

1215 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Red Carpet Pre-Show 6 pm

Reception 8:30 pm

The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts and humanities. This year, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the 31st Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7 pm at the Historic Lincoln Theatre.

Special Honorees
Lou Stovall
Lifetime Achievement

Julianne Brienza
Visionary Leadership

E. Ethelbert Miller
Distinguished Honor


Individuals and Organizations will be recognized in six categories: Excellence in the Arts, Excellence in the Humanities,
Excellence in Creative Industries, Outstanding Student Award, Excellence in Arts Teaching, and Outstanding New Artist


Performances by
DJ Alkimist and Broad Sound Band
Sambart Entertainment, Phoenix Amor, Airborne DC!, Capitol Movement
Leron Boyd
Poetic Masterpiece - Jonte (Luki) Barrett, Elisha Brown, Ashley (Epiphany) Hodges, Javier Starks, Eric Powell, Rebecca Dupas
Vicu Schek and Mykel Walker
Washington Performing Arts' Children of the Gospel Choir

with Master of Ceremony
Tommy McFly, WIAD 94.7 FM

Admission is free and open to the public. Suggested attire is creative formalwear.

Please note admission is first come, first serve. RSVP's are for internal tracking purposes and do not guarantee admittance.

RSVP here