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Save the Date for the 2019 Spokane Arts Awards!

September 28, 2019 Lucky You Lounge
Details & tickets coming soon!

Don't miss this annual celebration of arts, culture, and creativity in our community! The 2019 Arts Awards will feature live music, performances by local artists, and much more. Enjoy food & beverages from the great team at the newly opened restaurant and music venue, Lucky You Lounge. Dance to live music and enjoy exciting interactive art projects! Mingle with artists of all disciplines and celebrate the incredible work being done by artists, organizations, and others across our city over the past year. Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts. The four awards categories reflect the values of Spokane Arts: Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion. Nominations are open now! Click the link below to nominate the individuals, groups, or organizations doing great work in these categories.

The Arts Awards is the kick-off for an entire month focused on celebrating and participating in the arts in Spokane! Share the details on your events, performances, and shows happening in October for inclusion Artists, arts organizations, arts businesses, and creatives of all types are encouraged to submit their October events or activities.

2018 Arts Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Arts Awards!

Daniel Lopez, Imagination

Anne Claire Mitchell, Collaboration

Get Lit! Programs, Inclusion

Downtown Spokane Public Library, Leadership (organization)

Denny Carmen, Leadership (individual)

Ben Stuckart, the Karen Mobley Lifetime Impact Award

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Awards presentation

Come to see who will be honored with our four Arts Awards, in Leadership, Inclusion, Imagination, and Collaboration!

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Join us for the VIP pre-party featuring a bluegrass trio led by the talented Jenny Anne Mannan!

During our main Arts Awards event, enjoy local DJs during the Arts Awards cocktail hour and end the evening with live music from BaLonely!

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Chef Joe Morris (of Luna) will be creating delicious hors d’oeuvres for both our VIP pre-party and the main Arts Awards event!

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During the VIP pre-event, enjoy cocktails by Patty Tully (Baby Bar) and Crystal Bertholic (Ruins)!

The Arts Awards will have local beer & Washington wine. All tickets to our main event include a drink ticket in the $30 ticket price!

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Mark Anderson will share some poetry and an update on his first year as Spokane Poet Laureate. Plus a poetry performance by Power 2 The Poetry!

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& more!

Catch the debut of our latest Meet the Makers film! Enjoy a pop-up visual art gallery featuring work by past Arts Awards honorees! Make friends! Have fun!

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Sponsor an Artist!

This year, when you’re buying your Arts Awards ticket, add an extra Sponsor an Artist ticket to your shopping cart and we’ll pay it forward to a local artist that might not otherwise be able to attend!