Twenty years ago, the District of Columbia created the Mayor’s Arts Awards to honor local artists who impact our community. Winners from this year’s competition join Kojo to discuss the climate for the arts in DC and the upcoming arts events that none of us should miss.


  • Anthony Gittens Director, District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and Director,Washington DC International Film Festival
  • Judith Dwan Hallet Filmmaker, "Witness to Hope"
  • Jason Kamras Teacher, John Philip Sousa Middle School
  • Duane Moody Singer and composer, graduate of the Peabody Institute in Baltimore

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