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The 2016 Arty Awards took place on October 29th in Topeka at the Topeka Capital-Journal. The event took place in the warehouse formerly reserved for paper at the Capital-Journal, and we are excited to share the photos taken by spotted photographer, Ann Palmer. 

Winners of the LIZ STRATTON ARTS PATRON AWARD
Judith & Frank Sabatini

WINNER OF THE FIRST legacy arts award
Topeka Art Guild

2016 ARTY AWARDS
FINALISTS & WINNERS

Learn more about each of the finalists by clicking here.

GLENDA TAYLOR VISUAL ARTS AWARD

John Holcomb
Britta McKee
Larry Peters (WINNER)

Community Arts Award

Downtown Topeka, Inc. (WINNER)
Restoration of Animal Land @ Gage Park
The Unspoken Violence Project

LITERARY ARTS AWARD

Microburst Kansas
Leah Sewell (WINNER)
Nancy Sprowell Geise

PERFORMING ARTS AWARD

Martinez Hillard (WINNER)
Last Minute Folk
Topeka Blues Society

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Matryoshka Tattoo (WINNER)
NexLynx, Inc.
Portico
Trails Gallery
Vintage Vibe

Community Arts 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 Arts 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 Arts 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 Arts 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 October 10th. Ballots will be tallied and the winner will be announced at the 6th Annual Arty Awards!