City announces recipients of the 2022 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Mayor Bryan Paterson recognized the recipients of the 2022 Mayor’s Arts Awards at an event last night in Memorial Hall at City Hall. The event was livestreamed and can be viewed on the City’s YouTube Channel. The Mayor's Arts Awards is an annual program that celebrates high artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts.  

The 2022 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients by category are: 

  • Creator Award recipients: Mariah (Mo) Horner, Josh Lyon, Sadiqa de Meijer 

  • Arts Champion Award: Skeleton Park Arts Festival 

  • Limestone Arts Legacy Award: Steven Heighton (1961-2022) 

“A big congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards program! This event, where we come together to celebrate our community’s remarkable artists, organizations and supporters of the arts, is always a highlight,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson. “The arts add so much to our quality of life in Kingston and are a key part of what makes our city vibrant.” 

The City of Kingston’s Arts & Culture Services department administers the Mayor’s Arts Awards program and works with the Kingston Arts Council to document and promote the work of award recipients, including commissioning profile videos. The nomination of award recipients is facilitated through the City of Kingston Arts Advisory Committee who established a Council-approved Nominations Working Group.  

The 2022 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients will be formally recognized by City Council at tonight’s meeting.  

Learn more about the program and recipients on the City of Kingston website.