The Governor's Arts Awards

The Council recognizes that the arts in Alabama thrive and prosper through the efforts of artists, educators, philanthropists, administrators and other supporters. Since 1971, when the Council presented its first Certificates of Distinguished and Loyal Service, the tradition of honoring significant contributions to the arts has evolved into the biennial Celebrate of the Arts, an event that brings arts enthusiasts together to appreciate an exceptional group of Alabamians and their work in support of the arts. In 1980, the Council created the Governor’s Arts Award category. This category honors individuals who have made unique contributions to the arts in Alabama.

Award Recepients by Year