Mayor Ed Murray announced the winners of the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Awards which recognize the contributions of artists, creative industries and cultural organizations in the Seattle area. The winners were selected by the Seattle Arts Commission from a pool of more than 350 nominations.
Huong Vu received the Philanthropy Award. She currently works for The Boeing Company where she leads Boeing Commercial Airplane’s Pacific Northwest Region arts, culture, and civic engagement grants portfolio. She focuses on immigrant refugee rights, social justice, equity, and mentoring the next generation of leaders.
The other recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Awards were: Kabby Mitchell, Cultural Ambassador Award Winner; Hedgebrook, Arts & Innovation Award Winner; and Annex Theatre, Legacy Award Winner.
The winners were announced at the Mayor’s Arts Award Ceremony on Friday, September 2 at 12 p.m. at Seattle Center, just prior to Bumbershoot opening. Winners were presented with an original glass award by local glassblower, Ali VandeGrift.