Join Us for the 50th Annual Art Awards | November 7 at WAM

Celebrate the one-of-a-kind arts and culture that make the Wichita community so memorable.

2019 Art Awards

The 50th Annual Arts Council Awards will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 at Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W Museum Blvd. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 per table and include cash bar reception, dinner and awards presentation. Tickets are available now at the WichitaTix Box Office inside Century II and online at

The annual Arts Council Awards were established in 1969 by the Wichita/Sedgwick County Arts and Humanities Council in order to recognize and honor those businesses, foundations and individuals who have displayed consistent and exemplary support of the arts and humanities in our community.

This year, in celebration of our 50th annual event, twelve outstanding Wichita area individuals, cultural organizations and businesses will be recognized for their roles in furthering the growth and development of arts in the Wichita area during the Art Awards presentation— three more awards than in typical years! Also new for 2019, the Arts Council is pleased to award of a $500 scholarship to the Outstanding Achievement in Art – Youth Award recipient.

2019 Arts Council Art Award Winners

Outstanding Achievement in Art – Individual Award
Patrick Duegaw
Outstanding Achievement in Art – Youth Award
Lauren Zoller
Outstanding Arts Organization Award
Gordon W Evans Art Leadership Award
Connie Bonfy
Burton Pell Achievement in Music Award
Craig Owens
Arts Advocate Appreciation Award – Individual
Lela Meadow-Conner
Arts Advocate Appreciation Award – Group or Business
Greteman Group
Special Project Recognition Award – Group
Horizontes Project
Special Project Recognition Award – Individual
Sara Harmon
Arts Educator Recognition Award
Jim Hellman
Outstanding Achievement in Arts Programming ( New Award )
Wichita Art Museum – Monet to Matisse Exhibit
Chris Cherches Award
Wichita Public Library – Advanced Learning Library

Past Art Award Winners