The Wendt & Mayor's Arts Awards

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Award nominations are now open


Do you know someone in the community that has made a difference through the arts? If so, consider nominating them for a Mayor's Art Award or the prestigious Richard and Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence.

Whether they're a local artist, arts venue operator, art educator, generous patron, or philanthropist - anyone that has improved the quality of life in Everett by contributing to the arts is worthy of a nomination. 

Click here to fill out the nomination form. 

Nominations are due by Dec. 16, 2022. 

About the award ceremony 


Join us on April 21, 2023, at the Everett Performing Arts Center to celebrate Everett’s arts scene. Come enjoy local performers, light refreshments, and a no-host bar. The event is free. 

Doors open at 6 PM for social hour, and the awards program starts at 7 PM.

About the awards

Richard & Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence
The Richard & Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence is given annually to a person or organization that has demonstrated outstanding support of the arts throughout their lifetime. The award is named for Dr. Richard Wendt, who passed away in 2007, and his wife Nancy Wendt, who passed away in the spring of 2021. Following Nancy’s death, the decision was made by the Cultural Arts Commission – with the support of Richard and Nancy’s daughters – to rename the award to include Nancy’s name. From here forward, this lifetime achievement award will be known as the Richard and Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence to honor the legacy of these two remarkable people. 

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.


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 tchism@everettwa.gov