2017 ARTY AWARD WINNERS

Liz Stratton Arts Patron Award: Maggie & Dale Warren
Community Arts Award: YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment
Glenda Taylor Visual Arts Award: Cally Krallman
Performing Arts Award: Kansas Youth Chorale
Literary Arts Award: Dennis Etzel
People’s Choice Award: NexLynx
A special Arty Award was presented to former Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast for his dedication to promoting, supporting and advocating for the arts in Topeka.

2016 ARTY AWARD WINNERS

Liz Stratton Arts Patron Award: Judith & Frank Sabatini
Community Arts Award: Downtown Topeka, Inc.
Glenda Taylor Visual Arts Award: Larry Peters
Performing Arts Award: Martinez Hillard
Literary Arts Award: Leah Sewell
People’s Choice Award: Matryoshka Tattoo
Legacy Award: Topeka Art Guild
A special Arty Award was presented to artist Jamie Colon for his exceptional dedication and work with the Topeka Mural Project.

2015 ARTY AWARD WINNERS

Liz Stratton Arts Patron Award: Glenn & Claire Swogger
Community Arts Award: Aaron Douglas Art Fair
Glenda Taylor Visual Arts Award: Shelly Bedsaul
Performing Arts Award: Kansas Ballett
Literary Arts Award: Annette Billings
People’s Choice Award: SouthWind Gallery

2014 ARTY AWARD WINNERS

Liz Stratton Arts Patron Award: Stan & Jody Teeter
Community Arts Award: Tonantzin Society
Visual Arts Award: Jim Bass
Performing Arts Award: Topeka Jazz Workshop
Literary Arts Award: TSCPL Community Novel Project
People’s Choice Award: 2 Wolves Studio & Artist Den

2013 ARTY AWARD WINNERS

Liz Stratton Arts Patron Award: Betty Sisk
Community Arts Award: Mulvane Art Fair
Visual Arts Award: Deggingers' Foundry
Performing Arts Award: Phil Grecian
Literary Arts Award: Deb Bisel
People’s Choice Award: Yeldarb Art Gallery

2012 ARTY AWARD WINNERS

Arts Patron Award: Liz Stratton
Visual Arts Award: Edward Navone
Performing Arts Award: Dale Easton
Literary Arts Award: Thomas Fox Averill
Emerging Artist: Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble
Non-Traditional Artist: Frank Schultz as Diva DeVine
Outstanding Arts Organization: Topeka Symphony Orchestra
Outstanding Educators: Mulvane Education Department
Business Patron of the Arts: Warehouse 414
Outstanding Volunteer: Betty McEnroe Casper

2011 ARTY AWARD WINNERS

Performing Arts Award: Shannon Reilly
Visual Arts Award: Barbara Waterman-Peters
Literary Arts Award: Max Yoho
Emerging Artist: Justin Marable
Non-Traditional Artist: Ron Lessman, Truckhenge
Outstanding Arts Organization: Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy
Outstanding Volunteer(s): The NOTO Board of Directors
Outstanding Business Patron: Capitol Federal Foundation
Outstanding Individual Patron: Kerrice Mapes
Outstanding School: Washburn Rural High School
Outstanding Art Educator: Victoria Tryon-Cagan