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​The 44th Annual Arts Awards


​The 44th Annual Arts Awards
September 2, 2020
Streamed live @ 7:00 p.m.
We are excited to announce that this virtual extravaganza will be available to watch free on the Cultural Council, WJCT and Downtown Vision Facebook pages and website.

Pre-Awards Zoom Cocktail Party
6:00 pm
​Join us before the event for some virtual mingling!

A Little About the Event

To work within the unknowns of the current public health and social climate, this year’s awards will be an exciting hybrid event that will combine videos and interactive streaming for a virtual Arts Awards event that can’t be missed!

The event, hosted by Tenikka Hughes, Anchor at Action News Jax and co-hosted by Al Emerick, Founder of ValueMapping, will consist of interviews with the presenting sponsors, award presentations, an online auction, performances by violinist Philip Pan and more!

Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event page to stay up on all the details and links to sign in the night of the big event.

All Award Nominees are Listed Below:

Helen Lane Founders Award – Presented by PNC Bank
The nominees for this award are:

  • Maria Hane
  • Jenny Hager
  • Shawana Brooks and Roosevelt Watson III

Robert Arleigh White Award for Advocacy
The nominees for this award are:

  • Geexella
  • Toni Smailagić
  • Ulysses Owens Jr.

Art Educator of the Year Award – Presented by: The Baker Family Advised Fund
The nominees for this award are:

  • Amanda Holloway
  • Laurie Hoppock
  • Rebecca Levy

The Art of Giving Award – Presented by The Community Foundation
The nominees for this award are:

  • Tomas Vercher
  • Ted & Alexandra Stein
  • Mark Krancer

Business Award/Corporate Business of the Year – Presented by The Haskell Company
The nominees for this award are:

  • Jacksonville Aviation Authority
  • Jacksonville Transportation Authority
  • VyStar Credit Union

Small Business Award/Small Business of the Year – Presented by Jacksonville Transportation Authority
The nominees for this award are:

  • Petra
  • Void Magazine
  • EU Magazine

Art Innovator Award – Presented by Brunet-Garcia
The nominees for this award are:

  • Mr. Al Pete
  • Paul Bourcier
  • Nicole Radacz

Community Impact Award – Presented by VyStar Credit Union
The nominees for this award are:

  • Nicole Holderbaum
  • Marguerite Richardson
  • Basma Alawee

People’s Choice – Presented by Helen Lane
The nominee for this award are:

  • Nikesha Williams
  • Word Revolt
  • Elena Ohlander
  • William McMahan
Only events occurring within Downtown Jacksonville will be accepted.
If you have any questions pleascontact us.