The Wendt & Mayor's Arts Awards

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Come celebrate Everett’s artists and arts scene.This year, Mayor Cassie Franklin will honor this year’s recipient of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence and the winners of the  Mayor’s Arts Awards. 

When: Feb. 13, 2020
Where: Everett Performing Arts Center (map)
Time: Social hour 6 p.m. Program 7 p.m. 

The event is free and open to everyone. No RSVP required.

Evening bites and no-host bar 

2020 Award Recipients


Steve and Carol Klein
Richard Wendt Award of Excellence 

Carie Collver 
Legacy of Honor

Wendy Poischbeg
Catalyst for Artists

Richard Porter 
Author and Storyteller

Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens
Creative Placemaking

Everett Civic Music Association
Organization Making a Difference 

Performances by:


Moody Bear, Richard Porter, Village Theatre KIDSTAGE and more.

About the Awards


Richard Wendt Award of Excellence
The Richard Wendt Award of Excellence is given annually to a person or organization who has demonstrated outstanding support of the arts throughout their lifetime. The award is named for Dr. Richard Wendt, who passed away in 2007. Wendt was a long-time promoter of the arts in Everett and helped found the City’s Cultural Arts Commission and the 1% for the Arts program.

Mayors Arts Awards
In recognition of Everett’s growing arts scene, the Cultural Arts Commission created the Mayor’s Arts Awards to honor art educators, artists in the community, arts organizations and emerging artists that have made an impact on the Everett arts community.

Learn more
The Everett Cultural Arts Commission is composed of volunteer commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor. The mission of the commission is to initiate, sponsor, organize and promote cultural and artistic programs and services for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Everett community.

For more information, email Carol Thomas, Cultural Arts Manager, call 425-257-7101.