Thanks for helping us honor the creative community in Spokane! This year’s celebration was held on Saturday, September 24, at Lucky You Lounge and featured live musical performances, poetry, plus the presentation of the Arts Awards!
Thank you to our incredible host, Esteban Herevia, for hosting the evening and making everyone feel welcome and celebrated.! Thank you to our amazing performers: Jadrian Tarver, Chris Cook, and The Smokes.
Thank you to Ira Dern for creating the “In the Neighborhood” poetry video screened at the event.
Thank you to Rogue Heart Media for creating all the FANTASTIC videos of our nominees! We couldn’t do this event without you, Rogues!
Thanks to Lucky You Lounge and all their wonderful staff for serving as our host venue!
Thank you to every community member who took the time to submit a nomination! It’s SO IMPORTANT for creatives to feel seen and celebrated, and you helped make that possible.
Thank you to our judging panel for the awards: Michael Bethely, Chris Maccini and Audrey Overstreet.
Thank you to our sponsors: The Washington State Department of Commerce, The Inlander, and Houdini Interactive.
Thank you to Spokane Arts’ program director Shantell Jackson for organizing the event
The Arts Awards, given out in four categories, recognize the accomplishments of creatives, 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. In each of these categories, community-nominated artists, volunteers, neighborhoods, educators, organizations, community leaders, or donors, are selected for recognition by a panel of Arts Commissioners and members of the arts community. Emerging or established, young or old, on the edge or in the center – we strive to celebrate and recognize the wealth of participation in Spokane’s creative ecosystem.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, and thank you to everyone who attended! What a fantastic evening!
Find the complete list of nominees & all nominees videos here.