Twelve finalists have been selected for the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards as part of the 15th anniversary of the award ceremony. Finalists were selected from a public nomination process and the recipients will be presented at the award ceremony on Thursday, August 31 at 4 p.m. at Seattle Center, as a kick-off to Bumbershoot weekend. The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize the contributions of artists, creative industries and cultural organizations who contribute to Seattle’s reputation as a hub of creativity and innovation.
The 2017 finalists are:
Cultural Ambassador – Individual: Sharon Arnold, Ludovic Morlot and Assunta Ng
Cultural Ambassador – Organization: Gay City, Seattle Music Partners, and Tasveer
Arts & Innovation: Susie Lee, NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth), and Courtney Sheehan
Emerging Leader in the Field: Legendary Children, Leilani Lewis, and The Station