Arts and culture form the very heart and spirit of our city. The creativity of our vibrant arts community is a fitting complement to the innovative spirit of our business community. The Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts celebrates the best in local talent and each year I leave this evening of awards and performances feeling entertained, inspired and immensely grateful for the diverse, rich arts community that makes Edmonton such a great place to call home.
– Mayor Stephen Mandel
The Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts is an annual event designed to acknowledge and celebrate Edmonton’s arts community and partnerships between business and the arts. This year marked the 26th annual MCA event, and Kids Up Front was truly honoured to be the event beneficiary. Not only were we able to send some very deserving kids and their families to take in the event when it happened back in April, but we were thrilled to have been presented with a very generous cheque this morning as part of the proceeds from the evening.
Thank you very much to Mayor Mandel, PACE and all other event organizers and sponsors for supporting the work of Kids Up Front and helping us to create even more access to arts experiences for Edmonton children and youth.