Today, Tuesday, September 25, at 7 pm, as part of 202Creates, Mayor Bowser will present the District’s annual Mayor’s Arts Awards at the historic Lincoln Theatre. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the District on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. Artists and Organizations will be recognized in six categories: Excellence in Visual Arts, Excellence in Performance Arts, Excellence in Creative Industries, Excellence in Arts Education, Excellence in the Humanities and The Larry Neal Writers’ Award. Special Awards will be given to individuals and organizations, recognizing their outstanding support to DC arts, humanities, and creative industries.
Tonight’s event is also a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH).
Mayor Muriel Bowser launched 202Creates in September 2016 to amplify and celebrate DC’s creative culture. What started as a September-only celebration has turned into a fast-growing, year-round movement.
Tuesday, September 25, at 7 pm
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Angie M. Gates, Interim Executive Director, CAH
Kay Kendall, Chair, CAH
1215 U Street, NW
*Closest Metros: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo*
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).