City announces recipients of the 2023 Mayor’s Arts Awards

November 7, 2023

Mayor Bryan Paterson recognized the recipients of the 2023 Mayor’s Arts Awards at an event last night in Memorial Hall at City Hall. The Mayor's Arts Awards is an annual program that celebrates high artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions to the arts.  

The 2023 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients by category are: 

  • Creator Award recipients: Sasha Jimenez French, Savannah Shea, Blue Canoe Productions  

  • Arts Champion Award: Jermaine Marshall  

  • Limestone Arts Legacy Award: Bronwen Wallace (1945-1989) 

“Congratulations to the remarkable artists, organizations and supporters of the arts that we celebrated last night at the Mayor’s Arts Awards reception! Arts and culture enhance our quality of life in Kingston and are a key part of what makes our city so vibrant,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson. “It’s always wonderful to come together to honour and recognize the achievement and impact of so many.”  

The City of Kingston’s Arts & Culture Services department administers the Mayor’s Arts Awards program and works with the Kingston Arts Council to document and promote the work of award recipients, including commissioning profile videos. The nomination of award recipients is facilitated through the City of Kingston Arts Advisory Committee who established a Council-approved Nominations Working Group.  

The 2023 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients will be formally recognized by City Council at tonight’s meeting.  

Learn more about the program and recipients on the City of Kingston website.