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Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture

Art from Ashes is the 2018 winner of the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Arts & Culture: Youth Award

The award is presented to an organization that has significantly impacted the lives of youth in the City and County of Denver through the arts.

Thank you to the selection committee for the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts & Culture (including Erika Righter of Hope Tank), who honored Art from Ashes with the Youth Award!

Also honored were Dorothy Tanner (Innovation Award), Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center (Global Award), Colorado Ballet/Keya Clairmont (IMAGINE 2020 Award), and René Heredia Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre (Impact Award). Thank you to Mayor Hancock, and Denver Arts & Venues, particularly Tariana Navas-Nieves, Becky Grupe and Brooke Dilling who set up the whole event!

Thank you also to Indigenous artist Jonathan Nelson for the beautiful journals, desserts from woman-owned Sugar Bakeshop and Coffee House, awards from Access Gallery, and event photography from veteran photographers, TASK FORCE ISO.

Thank you to emcees Suzi Q. Smith and Rachel Bayse, and for the great music by David Ochoa!

And we are so grateful for the wonderful work of Zerosun for this most amazing video!