You're invited to the Artys! Presented by the Mobile Arts Council and Wind Creek Hospitality! The awards honor the best of the Mobile Arts Community. Executive Director of the Mobile Arts Council Shellie Teague joined Studio10 with the event details:
Join us for our annual arts awards event, the Artys, presented by Mobile Arts Council. We honor individuals, businesses, and organizations for their contributions to the local arts community. Finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced in 11 categories, including: Lifetime Achievement, Patron, Art Soldier, Arts Educator, Business, Cultural Innovation, Design, Literary Artist, Organization, Performing Artist, and Visual Artist. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 6 p.m. at The Steeple, located at 251 St. Francis Street, Mobile, Ala. 36602. Advance tickets are available now for $35 until January 12, 2018 and include food, live music, and two drink tickets. After January 12, 2018, tickets will be $45. This year's Artys are made possible through the support of The Jake Peavy Foundation, Bienville Books, Hand Arendall, Threaded Fasteners, Devin Ford Photography, the Mobile Rundown, Alabama Public Radio, and Soul Kitchen Music Hall. For sponsorship information, please email Angela Montgomery at email@example.com or call 251-432-9796.
Although winners in 9 categories will be announced live at the event, we have already announced the winner of two awards. The Arty for Patron will go to John “J.T.” Thompson, owner of Callaghan’s, and the Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Charles Smith, a well-known Mobile-area potter who began his career in the early 1970’s.
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