This annual awards event celebrates the spirit of the arts in Santa Cruz by recognizing those who inspire our diverse and culturally rich community. Applaud the individuals who inspire us in this uplifting, sometimes raucous, and always entertaining event.
FREE and open to the public.
Honorees for this year include:
- Gina Garcia (Dancer, Educator and Founder, Worldanz)
- Julia Chiapella (Writer and Executive Director, Young Writer’s Program)
- Michael Leeds (Sculptor)
- Mike Ryan (Actor and Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare)
- Patti Maxine (Musician)
About the Awards
Awardees are nominated by community members and chosen by Wallace Baine, Entertainment Editor for the Santa Cruz Sentinel and photographed by Sentinel photographer Shmuel Thaler. The Gailies is a free event produced by the Arts Council Associates in celebration of these awards and the many talented and dedicated individuals that make up Santa Cruz’s creative ecosystem.
About Gail Rich
Simply put, Gail Rich was an inspiration to our community. In addition to being active in a number of local arts organizations – and a proud supporter of many others – she spent several years as a member and chairperson of the Arts Council Associates and served on the Arts Council Board of Directors. The broader community knew her as a Sentinel arts correspondent and a classical music programmer on KUSP. Gail died unexpectedly on October 5, 1996 at the age of 45.
Show time: 7:30 PM
More info: www.artscouncilsc.org/gail-rich-awards