The New Governor’s Arts Awards

Join us for a celebratory evening to recognize the outstanding impact of the creative economy in Arizona. We will be recognizing arts and culture leaders, organizations, and elected officials whose exemplary work has contributed to a thriving Arizona.

This celebratory, arts-infused event is the chance to connect with colleagues, inspire innovation and enjoy the field’s biggest party of the year! For Arizona Citizens for the Arts, it is our largest event of the year. This year’s event carries on the 40-year tradition of the Governor’s Arts Awards and adds new experiences sure to become memorable traditions as well!

Tickets are on sale now! Hurry and get the best price during our presale.

Standard general seating ticket prices are $200. Premium seating is available for $400.

If you are a Member or Partner of AZCA, you can pay a lower price for your seat. Email Sabrina Estrada at to get your Partner Discount Code.

If you would like to purchase a premium ticket (best seating in the house), contact Patrick McWhortor at

Mark your calendar: 

October 19, 2023
Thursday, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Madison Center for the Arts
5601 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

2023 Arizona Creative Excellence Awards Schedule:


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Papp Family Foundation

Ascent Capital Partners
Public Policy Partners
Scottsdale Community Bank

City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
EBI Health/Employee Benefits International
Elevate Strategies
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Grand Canyon University College of Arts and Media

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
JP Kush Construction LLC

Ambient Skies
The Madison Center for the Arts


Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Find out more by contacting Patrick McWhortor at