Arts Awards

2021 Arts Awards

Due the continuing health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus
disease (COVID-19), the 2020 Arts Awards has been cancelled.
ARTSFAIRFAX welcomes the community to celebrate the 2021 Arts Awards
on October 15, 2021.

Award Categories

The honorees are selected by ARTSFAIRFAX and community representatives.

The Arts Education Award recognizes both an arts organization and individual for their efforts in providing superlative arts education opportunities and experiences.
  • Kelli Schollard-Sincock
  • Traveling Players Ensemble

Arts Impact Award recognizes an arts organization, program, or activity which has provided a significant opportunity or impact through their transformational program and individuals served.

  • 1st Stage

Arts Philanthropy Award recognizes an individual, corporation, or foundation that has provided leadership funding or long-term monetary support to the arts.

  • Reston Town Center Association

Jinx Hazel Award is ARTSFAIRFAX’s premier award recognizing an individual or organization whose vision and commitment has helped shaped the cultural life of Fairfax County.

  • National Museum of the United States Army

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

Friday, December 18, 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

Event Sponsors

Arts Award Sponsors

Arts Community Sponsors

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