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Celebrating artistic achievement at the City of Kingston's annual Mayor's Arts Awards

October 17, 2018 –

All are welcome to the 2018 Mayor's Arts Awards announcement on Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Hosted by Mayor* Bryan Paterson, the ceremony will unveil the five recipients of the 2018 program. A reception event will follow at 8 p.m. at Montes in the Tir Nan Og at 200 Ontario St.

* Mayor Bryan Paterson's current term of office ends on Nov. 30, 2018.

The 2018 Mayor's Arts Award winners will also be recognized formally at the city council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Now in its second year, the Mayor's Arts Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts. By increasing the profile and appreciation of the arts, the awards enhance the cultural vitality and civic identity of Kingston. Through this program, the City affirms the value of the arts in city life, and nurtures and inspires sustained development of the cultural sector to the benefit of all its citizens.

Both events are free, but organizers ask that you register to attend by Wednesday, Oct. 31 at: https://conta.cc/2Pvbc6m.

Mayor's Arts Awards categories

Creator Award

The Creator Award recognizes living artists, artistic collectives, or arts organizations. Three Creator Awards will be given each year to honour artistic merit and/or innovation that advances the arts in the city, contributes to the development of the art form and expresses the cultural vitality of Kingston.

Arts Champion Award

The Arts Champion Award recognizes a living individual, organization or corporation making an extraordinary, leading contribution to the arts in Kingston as a volunteer, advocate, supporter, sponsor and/or philanthropist.

Limestone Arts Legacy Award

The Limestone Arts Legacy Award recognizes individuals from the past whose sustained and substantial contributions have built the artistic vitality of the city, nurturing and enabling forms of creation, participation, presentation and enjoyment, whose leadership has inspired others, and whose influence has been felt in the region and beyond.

For more information about the Mayor's Arts Awards and to view past recipients please visit www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/kingston-awards/mayors-arts-awards.