The 2017 Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Awards, featuring the Mayor’s Art Award, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Downtown Evansville.

This high-profile, annual arts awards ceremony — including a cocktail buffet, artist demonstrations, interactive displays, music, and a silent auction — honors individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the arts in our community. Artists, art educators, institutions, and arts patrons all are recognized at this event, which also presents one recipient with the prestigious Mayor’s Art Award.

Tickets are $75, and a variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 812-422-2111 or email [email protected] for more information.

Know of someone who deserves an Arts Award? Click here for nomination information.