Nominations have closed for the 2019 Arty Awards…and so now it’s time to buy your tickets! During the event, we will honor the best and the brightest of our creative community with a Grammys-style event for nearly 300 guests including champagne, sweets, dancing and much more. It’s the coolest party of the year, and we want you to be a part of it.
We have big news this year: We have heard you tell us that you want to join in the celebration - but that the ticket prices have been too expensive for many people in our creative community. Therefore, we are releasing a limited number of "early bird" tickets at an extremely discounted rate...and even after the early bird rates expire on Sept 19, tickets will only cost $45 a piece. Please bring a friend and come enjoy one of the best events of the year celebrating the arts in Topeka!
2018 LIZ STRATTON ARTS PATRON AWARD
This award goes to an individual or business that has demonstrated an unfailing commitment to strengthening the arts for all Topekans.
COMMUNITY ARTS AWARD
This award goes to an group or individual within the city that works to increase access to and availability of quality arts education and cultural experiences arts in our community.
GLENDA TAYLOR VISUAL ARTS AWARD
This award goes to an individual artist or group of artists who have exhibited a commitment to our community through their creation of visual artwork.
PERFORMING ARTS AWARD
This award goes to a performing artist, company or group that has exhibited a commitment to increasing the quality of performance, audience engagement and pushes new boundaries.
LITERARY ARTS AWARD
This award goes to a writer or group of writers who have made a commitment through their work to fostering the literary arts and/or using the literary arts to empower social change.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
This award goes to the First Friday Artwalk member business who receives the most votes online! (Businesses are eligible to win this award once every three years.)