Media Gallery 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards
The 39 th Mayor’s Arts Awards Banquet and Awards Presentation was held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at a new venue – Pinnacle Bank Arena. Also new, the Winners’ Reception held on Capital Terrace following the main program. The winners’ interviews replayed on The Cube during the outdoor reception. The reception was open to the public for $10 at the door. Approximately 300 guests were treated to “The Wizard of Arts” experience. Harry Potter-themed decorations were provided by The Stem Gallery (Thanks to Conrad Quijas and Nick Duncan). Local actor and radio personality, DeWayne Taylor hosted the program. Artist Christian Scott created 15 award portraits. Mayor Chris Beutler, Lincoln Arts Council Board President, Christie Wilcox; LAC Executive Director, Deb Weber and LAC Development Director, Jodi-Renee Giron presented. Youth award winner, Jonah Kelly, performed on trumpet accompanied by Vince Learned on piano.