2017 Governor’s Arts Award Celebration

This October, the Oregon Arts Commission celebrated their 50th anniversary with the reinstatement of The Governor’s Arts Award. Governor Kate Brown presented the Community Award to Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, the Lifetime Achievement Award to Arvie Smith & Esther Stutzman, the Philanthropy Award to The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and the Organization Award to the Portland Opera. The Governor’s Arts Awards recognizes individuals and organizations making significant contributions to Oregon’s cultural life.