The annual Spokane Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of creatives, arts and cultural organizations, and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts. We can’t wait to celebrate with you on Saturday, September 26, as we livestream this special event from Lucky You Lounge!
The four awards categories reflect the values of Spokane Arts: Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion. In each category, nominated artists, volunteers, neighborhoods, educators, organizations, community leaders, or donors are selected by a panel of Arts Commissioners and community arts representatives from the pool of community-nominated candidates. Emerging or established, young or old, on the edge or in the center – Spokane Arts strives to celebrate and recognize the wealth of participation in Spokane’s creative ecosystem.
Although the event will be a little different this year, we’ve never been so excited to celebrate the amazing arts community in Spokane! Buy your tickets now for Spokane Arts Awards on Saturday, September 26. Your ticket purchase of just $5 allows you to view the program online when it airs and helps us to pay the creatives making this show possible, including the performers, host, DJ, videographers, A/V technicians, the sculptor crafting the physical Arts Awards, and many others. We’ll be broadcasting live from Lucky You Lounge and are thrilled to have so many great talented people in our creative community working together to bring you a fun show and celebration!
Get your tickets now and don’t miss out! In addition to the presentation of the 2020 Arts Awards, we’ll feature live music from 2019 Collaboration Award recipient Jenny Anne Mannan, a dance performance from the Spokane Chinese Association, and sneak peeks of new books from New York Times best-selling author Jess Walter and poet/visual artist Kathryn Smith.
Plus, you’ll be able to pre-order a special Arts Awards dinner from Lucky You Lounge for pick up before the event to enjoy while you watch the show at home! We’ve teamed up with the great folks at Spokane Public Radio to create a local music showcase on the radio as an Arts Awards pre-show, so you can tune into KPBX 91.1 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, for two hours of great local music. Tune in while you pick up your take-out dinner from Lucky You Lounge or any of Spokane’s other fantastic local restaurants! Then head home and settle in to watch a great celebration of the arts community in Spokane. Be sure to create your Veeps account and snag your ticket today so you’re ready to watch on Saturday, September 26!
Thank you for supporting the arts and helping to celebrate by grabbing your Arts Awards ticket today!
Thanks to the Inlander for support of this annual event! (Check out the Inlander’s To-Go Guide to help you decide where to order take-out dinner for the Awards shosw!) Arts Awards graphics by Vanessa Swenson.
Congratulations to each of the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards nominees! Nominated through the open call for community nominations, these creatives and organizations represent the range of diverse and passionate people who contribute to our arts community! We can’t wait to celebrate all the nominees at the awards ceremony.
One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival
Spokane Public Radio
Spokane Chinese Association