Celebrating Achievements of Leaders for Performing Arts Education

5:00PM  -  SUNDAY APRIL 15, 2018

@ The Historic Women's Club of Laguna Beach

The Art-E Awards recognizes and celebrates the contribution and accomplishments of leaders, teachers, artists, administrators, institutions and arts advocates with a track record of contributing to the performing arts and the advancement of performing arts education.

CEPA (California Educators for Performing Arts) is the host for this years ART-e Awards and is sponsored by the Dance Discovery Foundation.

The Art-E Awards 2018 Award Celebration.


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Education Leadership Award

Honors unique and creative leaders that demonstrate guidance, integrity and outstanding commitment to performing arts education. Their work has been highly effective in achieving positive change and inspiring others through their own example.


Maria Tikhomirova

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Outstanding Contribution Award

Honors performing arts educators, parental supporters and administrators who have made a special contribution in the lives of students. Who have found creative and significant ways to incorporate promoting self-improvement, professional development and commitment.


Chris Sowers

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Emerging Educator Award

Honors an emerging performing arts educator that has demonstrated leadership, advocacy and/or mentorship. A student who's dedicated to education, whom represents the impact of Kids helping Kids through Dance.


Isabella Williams

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Special Recognition Award

Honors an individual who has displayed exemplary commitment to the development, preservation and legacy of the performing arts, through effective implementation of programs, services, advocacy or support and embodies the influence of the arts in his or her life.


Michele Gerlach


Special thank you to everyone who made this evening possible and a great success! 

Art-E Awards Celebration

5:00 Pre awards party

(Pictures, hors d'oeuvres & cocktails)

6:00pm  ART-e Awards Ceremony & Dinner

(Awards presentations with special guest performances)

8:00pm  Award Celebration

(Desert & Dancing, MC'd by DJ SIXFOUR, Phil Mc Phaul with sixfourentertainment.com)



Awards & Celebration Dinner


The Historic Women's Club of Laguna Beach

286 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach, Ca 


Don’t miss this special event, award presentations, special performances, dinner and dancing! 


For more information about Gracie Doran


2017 Art-E Award Recipients

The 2017 ART-e Awards was the first Art-Educators awards, recognizing SCC for its leadership and 25 years of serving the community through the dedication of its educators.