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Excellence in Arts Awards

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The Cultural Arts Commission has been bestowing Excellence in Arts Awards since 1977. These awards recognize individuals, groups, and corporations who make outstanding contributions to the arts in one of the following categories: Drama & Theatre Arts; Visual Arts & Design; Dance; Literary Arts; Music; and the Dr. Tom Rische Arts Education Award. Additionally the Katy Geissert Award is made to recognize overall exemplary contributions to the arts.

Nominations are solicited during the summer from the community, and the awards are presented in a public reception in October, to coincide with National Arts & Humanities month.

Guidelines and nomination forms can be downloaded here or are available by calling (310) 618-2376. 
The list of award recipients since 1977 can be accessed here.