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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate and Honor DC’s Creative Community at the 38th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, September 28 at 6 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME), and the Creative Affairs Office (CAO) will present the 38th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards to honor artists and organizations and celebrate the District’s arts, humanities, and creative communities. 

This year’s awards, produced by OCTFME and the DC Creative Affairs Office, will feature live performances and surprise guests, and the most prestigious honors will be given to local artists, arts educators, nonprofit organizations, creative and fashion industries, and patrons of the arts and humanities. This year’s theme, Born Bold, embodies the spirit of empowerment, resilience, innovation, and fearlessness that defines DC’s rich artistic heritage and culture. 

Thursday, September 28 
Red Carpet at 6 pm 
Awards Show at 7 pm 
Mayor Muriel Bowser 
LaToya Foster, Director, Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment 
Wisdom Martin, WUSA9, Host 
Simone De Alba, WUSA9, Co-Host 

Lincoln Theatre 
1215 U Street NW 
*Closest Metro Station: U Street/ Cardozo Metro Station* 
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 13th & U Street NW* 

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].  
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or Twitter.    

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