On the Boards receives 2011 Mayor's Arts Award Jun 8, 2011

by Jessica

This morning it was announced that On the Boards is receiving a 2011 Mayor's Arts Award! We're thrilled to share the news and congratulate our fellow recipients Donald Byrd, Jack Straw Productions, Quinton Morris, Pratt Fine Arts Center and Tet in Seattle. Mayor Mike McGinn had this to say about this year's recipients:

"The arts are an essential part of a great city. While the collective achievements of this year's award recipients are impressive, what's truly inspiring is their commitment to making a difference in our community through the arts. They engage our youth, connect different cultures, give artists a place to grow and create access for all people to participate in the arts and tap their own creativity."

Read the full release on and mark your calendars for the ceremony (in conjunction with the opening of Bumbershoot's Visual Art Exhibition) on September 1!