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January 22, 2020

Arts Awards Nominations Open!

Tell us who inspires you!

We want to know who you think makes our community a place where art thrives! The Excellence in the Arts awards were created to recognize the individuals and organizations whose work, support, and creativity help build a vibrant cultural community. We invite you to help us recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in the arts. Winners will be recognized at the CENTER Stage Awards & Gala on July 23, 2020.

Nominations will be open until 5:00 PM PST April 3, 2020. Click here to submit.

Excellence in the Arts Categories:
The Award for Achievement in the Arts recognizes outstanding performing or visual artistry by individuals or organizations based in the greater South Sound region (Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties).  

The Award for Commitment to the Arts recognizes outstanding commitment to the arts through volunteerism, financial support, leadership, or advocacy by individuals or organizations based in the greater South Sound region (Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties).

2019 Recipient – Jill Carter

2018 Recipient Olympia Family Theater

2017 Recipient – Joe Baque

2016 Inaugural Recipient – Bud & Mary Johansen


2019 Recipient – R.L. Ray Violin Shop

2018 Recipient Jim This

2017 Recipient – Stephanie Johnson

2016 Inaugural Recipient – Andy Crow

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