Governor’s Arts Awards

Recognizing Achievements in the Arizona Arts Community

The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented annually by Arizona Citizens for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Office of the Governor of Arizona to recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the Arizona arts community.

Since 1981, the Governor’s Arts Awards have been held to recognize outstanding contributions by Arizona artists, arts organizations, businesses, educators and individuals. The awards honor not only the creative talents of Arizona’s diverse arts and cultural community, but the passion of those who support the arts in our schools, communities and everyday lives.

Carolyn Allen and Bill Sheppard present Darryl Dobras with the 2012 Shelly Award. Allen and Sheppard received the award in 2011. Award piece by Gennaro Garcia. Photographer: Ben Arnold.

The 2014 Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards took place on Tuesday, March 25, at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street in Mesa, AZ. For questions about the  Governor’s Arts Awards, contact the Arizona Citizens for the Arts, at 602-253-6535 or email at

Click here for a list of previous years’ winners.

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