WALA Named as Finalist for the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards | Board Member Davey Yarborough to Receive the Mayor’s Arts Award for Distinguished Honor

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has announced the special honorees and finalists of the 32nd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards.
 
The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the District on individual artists, teachers, and nonprofit organizations. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the 32nd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Historic Lincoln Theatre on September 14, 2017.
 
WALA has been nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Creative Industries category.
 
At the public awards ceremony in September, three individuals will be recognized as special honorees. WALA Board Member, Jazz musician, and educator Davey Yarborough will receive the Mayor’s Arts Award for Distinguished Honor. Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, co-founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, will receive the Mayor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. Ari Roth, artistic director of Mosaic Theatre Company, will receive the Mayor’s Arts Award for Visionary Leadership.
 
“The individuals and organizations being honored at the 32nd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards add to the vibrancy of Washington, DC and help us define who we are as a city. Today, our creative economy is a powerful driver of economic development, helping revitalize neighborhoods and improve the quality of life for residents in all eight wards,” said Mayor Bowser. “Washington, DC is rich with arts and culture, and we are proud to highlight the hardworking professionals who make life better for Washingtonians and visitors alike.”
 
Tickets are free to the public and distribution begins on Monday, August 14 through an online ticket reservation system via www.dcarts.dc.gov or by calling 202-734-5613.
 
The 32nd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Historic Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC
 
https://dcarts.dc.gov/page/MAA2017