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 including unforgettable performances and a few fun surprises.
We’re pleased to introduce 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
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.
The Luminary Awards ceremony on January 27 will feature a cocktail reception with special surprise guests followed by a ceremony and dinner at City Winery, featuring unforgettable performances.
It is open to the public, and tickets are now available.