The Arts Awards 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 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.
The Arts Awards also marks the kick-off for an entire Arts 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.
Every year, Spokane arts patrons have the opportunity to help us keep this event accessible and inclusive by purchasing a Sponsor an Artist ticket! By purchasing an artist tickets you can allow an artist to attend the celebration for free. Email Mika if you have questions about this opportunity. Don’t miss this annual celebration of arts, culture, and creativity in our community!
2019 Arts Awards
The 2019 Arts Awards was at Lucky You Lounge, a fantastic new venue to celebrate the culinary arts alongside the performing arts! The evening started with a full dinner by Chef Josh Grimes, special musical performances by Tonya Ballman and Shantell Jackson, and the opportunity to interact with blacksmith group Columbia Fire & Iron. The main Arts Awards Party included music by Ray Badness, interactive art, performances, the announcement of the next Spokane Poet Laureate, and the presentation of the annual Arts Awards!
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Nominees & Winners
On September 28, 2019, Spokane Arts celebrated the arts community in Spokane by honoring nominees with awards in Leadership, Inclusion, Imagination, and Collaboration. The event was hosted at Lucky You Lounge. Click through to view our 2018 nominees and winners.Discover the Event
On September 29, 2018, Spokane Arts celebrated the arts community in Spokane by honoring nominees with awards in Leadership, Inclusion, Imagination, and Collaboration. The event was hosted by the Montvale Event Center. Click through to view our 2018 nominees and winners.Discover the Event
On November 4, 2017, Spokane Arts celebrated the arts community in Spokane by honoring nominees with awards in Leadership, Inclusion, Imagination, and Collaboration. The event was hosted in the McGinnity Room of the Spokane Club. Click through to experience the event.Discover the Event