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Mayor Muriel Bowser to Present the 31st Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Mayor to honor the best in the District’s arts and humanities

(Washington, DC) – Tonight, as part of #202Creates, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) will present the 31st 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 and humanities.

Individuals and organizations will be recognized in six categories: 1) Excellence in the Arts; 2) Excellence in the Humanities; 3) Excellence in Creative Industries; 4) Outstanding Student Award; 5) Excellence in Arts Teaching; and 6) Outstanding New Artist.

The following special honorees will also be recognized:

  • Lou Stovall

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Julianne Brienza

Visionary Leadership Award

  • E. Ethelbert Miller

Distinguished Honor Award


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Arthur Espinoza Jr., Executive Director of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Arts Award Honorees


Tonight at 7 pm


Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street, NW
*Closest Metro: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].