The fifth annual Arts Awards took place on Friday, October 14, 2016 from noon to 2pm at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA. The Arts Awards recognize the visionary contributions the arts bring to Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Through these awards, we bring together the arts, business, civic communities, and our elected leadership to celebrate artistic excellence, outstanding achievements, and dedication to the cultural life in our community.
Arts Philanthropy Award: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Arts Philanthropy Award acknowledges private sector support of the arts by honoring an individual, corporation, or foundation that has provided leadership funding or long-term monetary support to an arts organization or arts program in our community.
Arts Education Award: Fairfax Choral Society
The Arts Education Award recognizes an arts organization, or individual arts educator, that has provided superlative arts education opportunities, experiences, or training for youth, students of all ages, or emerging artists.
Arts Impact Award: George Washington's Mount Vernon
The Arts Impact Award recognizes an arts organization of any discipline for an arts program or activity that has provided significant opportunity or impact based on the quality or transformational nature of the program and the breadth of individuals served.
Jinx Hazel Arts Award: Dominion Resources Services
The Jinx Hazel Arts Award is named in honor of Mrs. Til (Jinx) Hazel, whose love and dedication to the arts was unflagging, greatly contributing to the cultural life in our region. The award recognizes an individual, or organization, who exhibits such dedication to the arts and community, and whose vision and commitment has played a significant role in the quality of life in the County.