Presented by Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the Office of the Governor.

The 38th annual Governor's Arts Awards will take place March 7, 2019 at the Renaissance Phoenix, Downtown.

Purchase a Table or Individual Tickets

by Deadline: Friday, March 1

Finalists for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards will be announced February 8th, during a celebratory reception for the artists, arts organization, businesses, educators and individuals nominated from across Arizona.

Join us as we celebrate all of the nominees and announce the honorees for the 38th annual Governor's Arts Awards for their substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture statewide!


Governor's Arts Awards Gala

March 7, 2019
Renaissance Phoenic Downtown
100 N 1st | Phoenix, AZ
5:00 – 6:15  Pre-Awards Cocktail Reception
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Dinner and Awards Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Silent Auction Checkout

A premium reserved table of 10 at the dinner, a half-page, full-color ad in the ON Media commemorative program, the opportunity to host a state legislator and his/her guest, special listing on the event website and the event program; year-round recognition as a Partner on the AzCA website. (We respectfully note that hosting arrangements for members of the Legislature will be coordinated by Arizona Citizens for the Arts.) 



A reserved table for 10 at the dinner, the opportunity to host a state legislator and his/her guest, a special listing in the event program; and a special listing in the event program.

For non-profits arts and culture organizations who are current with their dues to Arizona Citizens for the Arts, a reserved table for 10, the opportunity to host a state legislator and his/her guest, and a special listing in the event program.

Contact Sarah to learn about becoming a member with us

$300 each for individuals

$250 each for staff of AzCA Organizational Members & Donors at the $300+ level

The deadline to submit an ad for the commemorative program is February 7, 2019.

Purchase a full or half-page ad in the ON Media commemorative program. Advertise your organization, performance season, upcoming special event or pay tribute to the finalists, Philanthropy Honoree and Shelley Award Winner.

If you wish to inquire about reservations or have questions, contact Sarah Cirelli at 602-253-6535 or Tickets range from $250 - $300 per person and a portion of each ticket is tax deductible.

Governor's Arts Awards History

Since 1981, more than 200 distinguished Arizona artists, arts organizations, businesses, educators, and individuals have been recognized for their passion, creativity and devotion to the excellence and diversity of Arizona’s arts and cultural community.

Beginning in 2006, The Shelley Award also has been presented annually to an Arizona individual who has advanced Arizona arts and culture through strategic and innovative work to create or support public policy beneficial to the arts in Arizona. The award is named for Shelley Cohn, who spent more than 25 years as executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

The Governor’s Arts Awards event is much more than a tradition. The awards reflect more than three decades of the best in Arizona’s arts and culture community and the magnificent contributions they’ve made to our state’s arts and cultural heritage.

2018 Governors Arts Awards

See sponsors, nominees, honorees and artwork from the 2018 event

37 Years of Honorees

See ALL of those who have been honored in the rich,

37-year history of the Governor's Arts Awards.