The Wendt & Mayor's Arts Awards

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Now accepting nominations 

We are now accepting nominations for the Richard Wendt and Mayor's Arts Awards. Would you like to nominate someone? Click here to nominate them.

Nominations due by Nov. 30, 2020.

About the awards

Richard Wendt Award of Excellence
The Richard Wendt Award of Excellence is given annually to a person or organization who has demonstrated outstanding support of the arts throughout their lifetime. The award is named for Dr. Richard Wendt, who passed away in 2007. Wendt was a long-time promoter of the arts in Everett and helped found the City’s Cultural Arts Commission and the 1% for the Arts program.

Mayors Arts Awards

The Mayor's Arts Awards recognize the many ways a vibrant arts community is created and sustained. Each year, the Cultural Arts Commission gives out several Mayor's Arts Awards to people or organizations that have made Everett a better place through their creative efforts, vision or patronage.

2021 award ceremony update

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the Cultural Arts Commission is determining how to proceed with the 2021 award ceremony. The event traditionally happens in February, but we are considering waiting until we can have an in-person ceremony with gathering, live performances and communal celebration, rather than hosting a digital event. 

Learn more
The Everett Cultural Arts Commission is composed of volunteer commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor. The mission of the commission is to initiate, sponsor, organize and promote cultural and artistic programs and services for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Everett community.

For more information, email Tyler Chism at