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The 24th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards (The Kennedy Center)

The 24th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

Mayor Adrian Fenty hosts The 24th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, an evening of live performances.Produced by DC Commission on the Arts and HumanitiesPresented by the Kennedy Center, Millennium StageFree and open to the public; reservations not requiredMC: Cynné Simpson, WJLA-Channel 7 NewsThe Mayor’s Arts Awards, the highest honor conferred by the District of Columbia, provides recognition to District of Columbia artists, arts organizations, and arts patrons who have demonstrated excellence in artistic craft, education, and service.  The 2009 Awards will be presented in the following categories and announced live from the stage: Excellence in an Artistic Discipline, Excellence in Service to the Arts, Innovation in the Arts, Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education, Outstanding Emerging Artists, the Mayor’s Awards of Arts Teaching, and the Mayor’s Award for Visionary Leadership in the Arts.Finalists:            Excellence in an Artistic Discipline            CityDance Ensemble            The Studio Theatre            Theater Alliance of Washington, DC            Washington Bach Consort            Helanius Wilkins            Excellence in Service to the Arts            Capital Fringe            Jazz Night in Southwest/Southwest Renaissance Development Corporation            Judith Korey            Kim Roberts            Andy Anas Shallal            Innovation in the Arts            Arts in Foggy Bottom            Catalyst Theater Company            Festivals DC, Ltd. (Duke Ellington Jazz Festival)            Miriam’s Kitchen            Vera Oye’ Yaa-Anna            Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education            CityDance Ensemble            Joy of Motion Dance Center            The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts            Washington National Opera            Words Beats & Life, Inc.


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