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Liz Stratton Arts Patron Award: This award honors a person or business that has made a significant investment in support of the arts by donating their time, their money or their other resources for the betterment of the arts across this city.

Community Arts Award: This award goes to an effort within the city that raises the standard of arts in our community. A neighborhood, a parish, a school or other community effort within our city all would qualify.

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 makes Topeka a more entertaining place to live, work and play.

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.

Literary Arts Award: This award goes to a writer or group of writers who have a Topeka connection or who write about the city.

People’s Choice: This award goes to the First Friday Artwalk business that receives the most votes online. (More information about the finalists in this category will be available soon.)