The Mayor announces the 40th annual Mayor's Arts Awards recipients

​Artwork by Johnny Mac

Mayor Kelli Linville announced today the recipients of the 40th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards. A reception and awards ceremony honoring the awardees is scheduled for May 15, 2019.

This year the Mayor is honoring a broad range of artists, advocates, organizations, and performances that have significantly contributed to the arts in our community. Award winners were chosen based on nominations submitted by community members.

Mayor's Arts Awards will be presented to the following recipients:

  • Garland Richmond
  • Renee Sherrer
  • Downtown Bellingham Partnership
  • Barbara Matilsky
  • Whatcom Museum Foundation Board of Trustees/Whatcom Museum Advocates/Whatcom Museum Docents

To learn more about each awardee and their accomplishments, please attend the celebration scheduled for Wednesday May 15, 2019 at the Mount Baker Theatre in the Walton Theatre, located at 104 N. Commercial Street in downtown Bellingham. A short reception begins at 5:30pm with the cermony beginning at 6:00pm. This event is open to the public.

Media Contacts

​Shannon Taysi, Program Specialist

Planning and Community Development Department

360-778-8360

staysi@cob.org