Congratulations to the 2015 winners!

Artist of the Year: Victor Monsour, Monsour’s Photography

Arts Organization of the Year: The Tree of Life Mural

Patron of the Year: Exposure Magazine

Citizen of the Arts: Jody Taylor, Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA

Citizen of the Humanities: Dave Evans, Luna

Arts Educator of the Year: Heather Ryan Kelley & Gerry Wubben, McNeese State University

Keystone Award: Anna Lou Babin, Louisiana Choral Foundation


Friday October 9, 2015
Benjamin W. Mount Auditorium
Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street

2015 Nomination Form

Each year during National Arts & Humanities Month, Mayor Randy Roach honors those working in the arts by recognizing the contributions of the Lake Area’s creative workers, patrons, and artists to the region’s culture. Mayor Roach presents the awards to each recipient.

“Our community’s arts and cultural scene is phenomenal,” stated Ashli Waldrep, Arts Council Executive Director. “Many of our cultural workers often aren’t in the spotlight, and this is a perfect opportunity to really show them the community’s gratitude.”

Categories include Artist of the Year, Citizen of the Arts, Citizen of the Humanities, Arts Educator of the Year, Arts Organization of the Year, and Patron of the Year. The Keystone Award is also given to an individual who works diligently behind the scenes, without whom programs and performances would not be possible.

Award winners are kept secret until the night of the ceremony. Mayor Roach also awards the winners of Art Associates Gallery’s annual juried art exhibition at this wonderful event.