Mayor Greg Nickels lauds local artists, arts organizations
Artist Trust, Jesse Higman, Speight Jenkins, Northwest Tap Connection and Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras win 2009 Mayor's Arts Awards.
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels announced the winners of the 2009 Mayor's Arts Awards. They are:
• Artist Trust, a support organization for individual artists
• Jesse Higman, visual artist
• Speight Jenkins, Seattle Opera general director
• Northwest Tap Connection, a Rainier Beach dance studio
• Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
Seattle Arts Commission winnowed a list of 360 public nominees to arrive at these five, which it then recommended to the mayor.
The awardees will be honored at noon Friday, Sept. 4, at Seattle Center's Northwest Court, in a ceremony that's an annual preliminary to Bumbershoot.
For more information about the awards and past recipients, go to www.seattle.gov/arts/community/arts_awards.asp.
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