The Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards

Join the celebration November 27, 2018

The 2018 honorees will be announced in early September. Meanwhile, please save the date and plan to join us at the annual Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards gala dinner. This year we will celebrate our honorees at the beautifully restored Admiral Theatre in Bremerton. For more information, contact

Date:     November 27, 2018
Time:     6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Place:    Admiral Theatre - Bremerton
Tickets: $40 (available soon)

About the awards

The Governor’s Arts Awards were established in 1966 to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the arts and cultural development of Washington State.

The Governor’s Heritage Awards were established in 1989 to honor outstanding individuals and organizations whose dedication to preserving and promoting traditions and cultural heritage are worthy of state recognition.

The Governor’s Arts and Heritage Awards, administered on behalf of the Governor by ArtsWA, are among the most prestigious honors that the Governor confers. Since inception of the program, 153 individuals and organizations have received Arts Awards, and 53 individuals and organizations have been honored with a Heritage Award.

To be eligible for either Arts or Heritage Awards, individuals or organizations must be current Washington residents or have resided in the state during the time the contributions were made, and not be a previous recipient of a Governor's Arts Award or Heritage Award.

Advertising in the GAHA program

Placing an ad in the Governor's Art & Heritage Awards (GAHA) dinner program is a great way to celebrate the honorees and show your support of arts and heritage in Washington state. 

Prices to purchase ad space in the GAHA program. See ArtsWA advertising policy.

  • $100 for full page color ad (5.5" X 8.5")
  • $50 for a half page color ad (5.5" X 4.25")
  • Deadline to purchase GAHA program ads is October 30, 2018
  • For more information contact Glenda Carino | | 360-586-8093
  • See ad examples in the 2017 GAHA program below (flip to the back of the program)



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