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About Awards in the Arts

Louisville’s Awards in the Arts was established to celebrate the extraordinary arts community in the Greater Louisville region and the arts tremendous contribution to our unique cultural landscape and quality of place. But most of all, Louisville’s Awards in the Arts were established to celebrate the artists themselves, their talent and passion, to create, produce and present transformative and inspiring works of arts, in and for our community. Net proceeds of this event go toward the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts.

Awards Presentation

Louisville’s Awards in the Arts will be presented at Churchill Downs on April 28, 2018. Award recipients and a guest will be provided tickets to the awards event. Videos featuring the award recipients will be shown throughout the night. Continue scrolling to learn more about past Awards in the Arts recipients.

 

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2017 by the Numbers

18,500,000+ Estimated Media Impressions

$375,000+ Raised for Increased Arts Access

20,000+ Opening Night Guests

650+ Awards in the Arts Attendees

250+ Artists At Every Turn

40+ Media Placements

7 Winners

 

2018 Winners

Harry Pickens

The Kindred Healthcare Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award

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Les Waters

The Carnival Cruise Lines National Award in the Arts

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Linda Bruckheimer

The Unbridled Charitable Foundation Inc. National Arts Advocacy Award

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Kristen Renee Miller

The Lift a Life Foundation Emerging Leader in the Arts Award

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KMAC Museum

The Bobby Petrino Family Foundation Arts Impact Award

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Ben Sollee

The Post Parade Wines, Brook & Pam Smith Arts Innovation Award

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Ed White

The Kosair Charities Arts Education Award

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2017 Winners

2016 Winners