2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in PA

October 26, 2017

2017 Governor’s Awards for the
Arts in Pennsylvania Awards Ceremony
Thursday, October 26
7 pm
Lancaster County Convention Center
Free and open to the public, registration required
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WINNERS

Distinguished Arts Award – Pepon Osorio

Artist of the Year – Barry Kornhauser

Patron Award – Ann M. Benzel

Arts Leadership & Service Award – George Junior Republic

Special Recognition for Public Leadership in the Arts – Mayor Richard Gray and Gail Gray


It is an honor to host the statewide awards ceremony, which will include performances from Pennsylvania artists. Following the ceremony there will be a dessert and coffee reception. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Read more about the awards at www.arts.pa.gov.

The City of Lancaster has an opportunity to create a full week of events leading up to the awards ceremony showcasing our local talent in a variety of ways! We will dedicate a day of the week to each genre. A community engagement committee was formed to organize the events leading up to the awards ceremony.

Co-chairs of the event are Bob Shoemaker, Project Executive with the Lancaster City Alliance, and Annie Weeks, Director of the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion.

The schedule is below. We will kick off the celebration with a day dedicated to music on Saturday, October 21. A parade celebrating the arts will take place on Sunday, October 22.

Schedule – Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Pennsylvania
October 21 – 26

Saturday – MUSIC
Sunday – PARADE
Monday – DANCE / THEATER / PERFORMANCE
Tuesday – FILM / PHOTOGRAPHY / POETRY
Wednesday – MURALS / PUBLIC ART
Thursday* – VISUAL / AWARDS CEREMONY (ceremony is 7 pm at Convention Center)

*Galleries, museums, and other arts-related businesses are asked to say open until 6:30 pm in the lead up to the awards ceremony on Thursday, October 26.

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