Arts Awards

2020 Arts Awards Nominations Are Open

ARTSFAIRFAX will hold its ninth annual Arts Awards on October 16, 2020 to recognize the visionary contributions the arts bring to Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.  The honorees are selected by ARTSFAIRFAX and community representatives.  Nominations are open to the public from January 8 until February 7, 2020.  Arts organizations and individuals may nominate others or may self-nominate.

The Arts Awards bring together the arts community, business community, and civic and elected leaders to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of artists, arts organizations, and the private sector for the support of the arts in our community.

Award Categories

The honorees are selected by ARTSFAIRFAX and community representatives. Nominations are open to the public.

The Arts Education Award recognizes an arts organization or individual arts educator in Fairfax County and/or the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church that has provided superlative arts education opportunities, experiences, or training for youth, students, or emerging artists.
The Arts Impact Award recognizes an arts organization, of any discipline, for an arts program or activity that has provided significant opportunity or impact for citizens in Fairfax County and/or the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, based on the quality and/or transformational nature of the program, and breadth of individuals served.

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, or significant investment in the arts in Fairfax County, or the Cities of Fairfax or Falls Church

The Jinx Hazel Arts Award is named in honor of Mrs. Til (Jinx) hazel, whose love and dedication to the arts greatly contributed to the cultural life in Fairfax County. The award recognizes an individual or organization who exhibited dedication to the arts, and whose vision and commitment has played a significant role in the cultural life and enhancement of Fairfax County.

Join us for the Arts Awards!

ARTSFAIRFAX will hold its ninth annual Arts Awards to recognize the visionary contributions that the arts bring to Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. The Arts Awards bring together the arts community, business community, and civic and elected leaders to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of artists, arts organizations, and the private sector for their support of the arts in our community.

Support the arts and this year’s honorees through the ARTSFAIRFAX 2020 Arts Awards by becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets or making a donation.

For more information about the 2020 Arts Awards, call Brenda MacRoberts at (703) 642-0862 x2 or email bmacroberts@artsfairfax.org.

Friday, October 16, 2020
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fairview Park Marriott Hotel
Falls Church, VA 22042

Learn more about our 2019 Arts Awards

2019 Honorees

2019 Honorary Committee

U.S. Senate

  • Senator Mark R. Warner
  • Senator Timothy M. Kaine

 

Senate of Virginia

  • Senator George L. Barker
  • Senator Adam P. Ebbin
  • Senator Barbara A. Favola
  • Senator Janet D. Howell
  • Senator David W. Marsden
  • Senator John “Chap” Petersen
  • Senator Richard L. Saslaw
  • Senator Scott A. Surovell

 

City & Town Mayors

  • Mayor David L. Meyer, City of Fairfax
  • Mayor David Tarter, City of Falls Church
  • Mayor Lisa C. Merkel, Town of Herndon
  • Mayor Laurie DiRocco, Town of Vienna

U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Congressman Gerald E. Connolly
  • Congresswoman Jennifer T. Wexton

 

Virginia House of Delegates

  • Delegate David L. Bulova
  • Delegate Karrie K. Delaney
  • Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn
  • Delegate Timothy D. Hugo
  • Delegate Mark L. Keam
  • Delegate L. Kaye Kory
  • Delegate Paul E. Krizek
  • Delegate Mark Levine
  • Delegate Alfonso H. Lopez
  • Delegate Kathleen Murphy
  • Delegate Kenneth R. Plum
  • Delegate Ibraheem S. Samirah
  • Delegate Mark D. Sickles
  • Delegate Mark Simon
  • Delegate Richard C. Sullivan, Jr.
  • Delegate Vivian E. Watts

Virginia Executive Office

  • Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax
  • Attorney General Mark R. Herring

 

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

  • Chairman Sharon Bulova
  • Supervisor John C. Cook
  • Supervisor John W. Foust
  • Supervisor Penelope A. Gross
  • Supervisor Pat S. Herrity
  • Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins
  • Supervisor Jeffery C. McKay
  • Supervisor Kathy L. Smith
  • Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth
  • Supervisor Daniel G. Storck

 

Fairfax County Executive

  • Bryan Hill

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