“Thank you, City of Bellingham’s Mayor Linville and the Bellingham Arts Commission for awarding “Bellingham Art Beat” the Mayor’s Arts Award. It is a great honor. In addition, I need to extend a special thank you to the many dedicated listeners in Bellingham and online who follow the show, and the over 58 guests who have appeared on “Bellingham Art Beat”, shared their stories and inspired many. A town is only as great as it’s people. The people of Bellingham are extraordinary!” ~Shannon Laws, Community Radio Producer
Mayor Announces the 38th Annual Arts Award Recipients
A celebration honoring the recipients is scheduled for May 3, 2017.
Mayor Kelli Linville announced today the recipients of the 38th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. A reception and awards ceremony honoring the awardees is scheduled for May 3, 2017.
This year the Mayor is honoring a broad range of artists, advocates, organizations, and performances that have significantly contributed to the arts in our community. Award winners were chosen based on nominations submitted by community members.
Mayor’s Arts Awards will be presented to the following recipients:
- Cynthia Zaferatos
- Bellingham Art Beat – Shannon Laws
- Homeless in Bellingham Video Series – Fredrick Dent and Lisa Spicer
- Scott Henderson
- Bellingham House Concerts – Dan and Victoria Sabo
- Sonja Max and Oliver Max
- Kevin Murphy
- Brend Hunt-Holma
- Mary Gillilan and Norman Green
- Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
To learn more about each awardee and their accomplishments, please attend the celebration scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the Mount Baker Theatre in the Walton Theatre, located at 104 N. Commercial Street in downtown Bellingham. This ceremony is open to the public.