Mayors Arts Awards 2014

Thanks for joining us at the Mayor’s Arts Awards!

The 28th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards celebrates our creative community and recognizes outstanding achievements in the arts from the past year. The 2015 awardees were honored Feb. 10 in a ceremony. 

Thank you for joining us!


The year 2015 was a special one for many in the arts in the greater Dearborn community. Anniversaries were and continue to be celebrated between this year and last.  The Dearborn Community Arts Council and the Mayor’s Office are proud to present the 28th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Ceremony recognizing some of these special anniversaries on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7 p.m. in “Studio A” at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and the public are welcome to come and celebrate with the honorees.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards Selection Committee is please to announce and congratulate these individuals and organizations being honored for their work in the arts in 2015:

  • The 2015 Arts Patron Award: KENWAL STEEL
  • The 2015 Arts Educator Award: JAY KORINEK (WHFR celebrates 30 years)
  • The 2015 Volunteer Award: MARGARET SCHAEFER
  • The 2015 Artist / Performer Award: JOSEPH DELLER
  • The 2015 Arts Organization Award: ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
  • (AANM celebrates 10 years)
  • The 2015 Mayor's Award: DEARBORN YOUTH SYMPHONY (DYS celebrates 40 years)
  • The 2015 DCAC Bravo Award:  MARTIN ZBOSNIK (celebrating 10 years at the Ford Center)

These great friends to our community will be honored at the Awards Ceremony, recognizing their outstanding achievements and contributions for 2015. The DCAC looks forward to spotlighting these individuals and groups who have enriched our lives and our communities with their talent, as well as their dedication and support of the arts.

The evening’s festivities will be hosted by Carolyn Blackmore of The American Association of University Women Dearborn and the Dearborn Recreation and Parks and will include very special performances from honoree violinist Joseph Deller, the Fordson High School Choral Ensemble: Jamileh under Director Matt Laura accompanied by founder and director of the National Arab Orchestra, Michael Ibrahim on the oud, and more!

The ceremony will be followed by an afterglow reception across the lobby in the Padzieski Gallery.