2015 ARTY AWARDS
A heartfelt thank you goes to all arts supporters in Topeka – especially those who attended the Arty Awards on Saturday evening. We had a wonderful time – and were so happy to get to reveal the winners of the 2015 Arty Awards. (And, as you may have heard, we had a killer party following the awards!!)
And the winners are….
Community Arts Award: Aaron Douglas Art Fair
Glenda Taylor Visual Arts Award: Shelly Bedsaul
Performing Arts Award: Kansas Ballet
Literary Arts Award: Annette Billings
People’s Choice Award: SouthWind Gallery
Congratulations to Glenn & Claire Swogger for being named winners of the 2015 Liz Stratton Arts Patron Award!!
Community Arts Award
- Aaron Douglas Art Fair
- RagaZagar Community Mural Project
- Sabatini Gallery
Visual Arts Award
- Michelle Leivan
- Shelly Bedsaul
- Staci Dawn Ogle
Performing Arts Award
- Kyler Carpenter
- The Boobie Trap
- Kansas Ballet Company
Literary Arts Award
- Annette Billings
- Jeffrey Ann Goudie
- Doug Wallace
Thank you to our sponsors!!!
Bartlett & West
Nvoke Design Studio
Art Print Express
Prairie Glass Studio
Pepe & Chela’s
- Liz Stratton Arts Patron Award: This award honors a person or business that has made a significant investment in support of the arts by donating their time, their money or their other resources for the betterment of the arts across this city.
- Community Art Award: This award goes to an effort within the city that raises the standard of arts in our community. A neighborhood, a parish, a school or other community effort within our city all would qualify.
- Performing Art Award: This award goes to a performing artist, company or group that has exhibited a commitment to increasing the quality of performance, audience engagement and makes Topeka a more entertaining place to live, work and play.
- Visual Art Award: This award goes to an individual artist or group of artists who have exhibited a commitment to our community through their creation of visual artwork.
- Literary Art Award: This award goes to a writer or group of writers who have a Topeka connection or who write about the city.
- People’s Choice: Favorite First Friday Artwalk Location: Ballots are being collected across the city through August 15th. Ballots will be tallied and the winner will be announced at the 4th Annual Arty Awards!