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Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, announced today the honorees in the 33rd annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. Michael Marshall Design is a finalist in the category: “Excellence in Creative Industries.”
The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on artists, patrons of the arts, teachers, nonprofit organizations and others who work in creative industries. Artists and organizations are honored in the following categories: Excellence in Visual Arts; Excellence in Performing Arts; Excellence in Creative Industries; Excellence in Arts Education; Excellence in the Humanities; and the Larry Neal Writers’ Awards.
This particular year is also very special as 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The past decade especially has seen great growth in new initiatives for the Commission. In addition to new programs, such as 202Creates, many new grant opportunities have been launched as well.
Michael Marshall Design and its founder Michael Marshall are being honored for the breadth of the firm’s work across the District of Columbia. Projects that include the design of the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights, the new Bread for the City Southeast Center, and contributions of public art, such as “The Walkway” were among the projects noted as important in the selection of the firm. The firm is a multi-disciplinary design studio focusing in architecture, interiors and branding.
“It is such a profound honor to have our practice of creative individuals at Michael Marshall Design recognized, and to be in the company of these great Washington institutions, as finalists for the Mayor’s Arts Awards,” said Michael Marshall. “As a native Washingtonian, I have witnessed the evolution of our city’s arts scene to one that is truly world class. I regard it as a privilege, professionally and personally, to be considered for this prize.”
The DC Jazz Festival and the DC Independent Film Festival are the other honorees in the Creative Industries category.
A special ceremony will be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm to honor all those nominated and name the final winners.
For a list of all honorees, click here.