The Governor’s Arts Awards is an annual ceremony that recognizes individuals and organizations that have made noteworthy contributions to the arts in the state of Mississippi. The awards are presented in partnership with the Governor’s Office and signify the important relationship between government and the arts.
The 2018 recipients and awards are as follows:
Steve Azar – Governor’s Choice Award
David Keary – Leadership in Performing Arts
Joe Overstreet – Excellence in Visual Art
V. A. Patterson – Community Arts Leader
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council – Arts in Community
The 2018 recipients will be recognized at the 30th annual Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony at the Old Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at 6 p.m. A public reception at 4:30 p.m. will precede the ceremony.