Vancouver’s outstanding creative talents, who represent disciplines ranging from performing and visual arts to literary and culinary arts, will be recognized for their achievements with the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the City of Vancouver Book Award.
Mayor Gregor Robertson will present the awards at a special ceremony on November 22 at Telus World of Science. Honourees will be recognized in the categories of studio arts, performing arts and support of the arts (philanthropy, volunteerism, business support and arts board member of the year). The winner of the Vancouver Book Award will be announced at the event.
“This year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards honourees and emerging artists exemplify the tremendous depth and diversity of talent we have in Vancouver,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Our creative community bolsters our city’s cultural vitality and economic well-being, and support for local arts and culture is a top priority of our work at City Hall. On behalf of my colleagues on Vancouver City Council and the citizens of Vancouver, I would like to congratulate these artists and thank them wholeheartedly for their leadership in making this such a creative and vibrant city.”