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Governor’s Arts Awards

The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented annually to outstanding writers, artists, performers, craftsmen and educators who have made significant and lasting contributions through their work as well as to corporations or organizations on the basis of their dedication to arts advancement. Previous winners include B.B. King, James “Super Chikan” Johnson, Mary Katharine Loyacono McCravey, the late Little Milton (Campbell), Dr. David Blackburn, the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education, USA International Ballet Competition, William Eggleston, Bo Diddley and Charles Burnett.

Recipients of the 2014 Governor's Arts Awards.

Top row from left:  John Maxwell, William Baggett, Jim Weatherly, Lesley Silver

Seated: James Cotton

MEET THE 2014 RECIPIENTS »

 

The 2015 Ceremony

The 2015 Governor's Arts Awards will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Concert Hall of Belhaven University Center for the Arts.   All of the exciting details regarding the 2015 ceremony will be coming soon!

If you are interested in serving as a sponsor of the event, please contact Susan Liles at sliles@arts.ms.gov.

A Complete listing of former Governor's Arts Award recipients