The third annual ARTS ATL Luminary Awards are Atlanta’s premier arts honors, celebrating the social impact, diversity, innovation, leadership and generosity of the city’s creative community. In a ceremony to be held at City Winery on Jan. 27, Atlanta artists will celebrate their own as part of a night starting with a VIP reception and culminating with the awards ceremony and dinner.
The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a VIP cocktail reception, brought to you by our host committee. Featuring surprise performances and special guests (including the biggest puppet you’ve ever seen).
The gala continues with the awards ceremony and seated dinner from 6-9 p.m., with the bestowing of the Luminary Awards and performances by:
Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kameron Corvet, a special performance from the Atlanta Music Project, Whole World Comedy and special guests from the Center for Puppetry Arts.
Please join us in celebrating the 2019 Luminary Awards recipients.
THE LUMINARY AWARD FOR ARTS EDUCATION
Dantes Rameau, Atlanta Music Project
THE LUMINARY AWARD FOR PHILANTHROPIC LEGACY
Howard and Victoria Palefsky
THE LUMINARY AWARD FOR ARTS INNOVATION
Presented by THEA
THE LUMINARY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP
Presented by Turner
Vincent Anthony, Center for Puppetry Arts
THE LUMINARY AWARD FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Presented by The Home Depot Foundation
The Atlanta Opera, Veterans Program
Additionally, ArtsATL has partnered with Fulton County Arts and Culture to bestow the Joan P. Garner Outstanding Service to the Arts award at the Luminary Awards ceremony. This year we will award the following recipients:
Marvin Arrington Jr., Fulton County District 5 commissioner. Arrington oversees Fulton County’s strategic cultural plan and has served with numerous boards. He is an Atlanta native.
Theresa M. Howard, a longtime civil servant and educator who is an instructor in African dance at Emory University and an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University. She founded the M.O.D.E. “Edeliegba” Senior Dance Ensemble, a traveling dance troupe comprising male and female senior citizens aged 60 years and older.
Our congratulations to all awards recipients, and a special thank you to our Host Committee:
Jeff Adams, Isabella Alexander, Ashish Bagle, Joseph & Lisa Bankoff, Melissa Brogdon, Louis Corrigan, Cynthia Crain-Lee, Margot Dukes, Rachel Eisaman, Catherine Fox, Marius Hechter, Charlie Henn, Amy & Van Jensen, Kara Kennedy, Marissa Kessler, Ivan Pulinkala, Leandrew & Cynthia Tabb, Doug Shipman, James Weis, Cecily Welch, Jared Welsh
The event is open to the public, and tickets are now available.
- $100 – general admission to reception and ceremony
- $150 – Host Committee single ticket, including reception and ceremony plus recognition
- $250 – Host Committee couple, including two tickets to reception and ceremony plus recognition
- $1,250 – Host Committee table, including eight tickets to reception and ceremony plus recognition
- $1,500 – Honor a Recipient, including a table for eight, tickets to reception and special named honor given to an awards recipient during the ceremony
City Winery is located at 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA, 30308. Parking is available in any Ponce City Market lot. Detailed directions are available here.
Special thanks to the Luminary Awards sponsors