Tacoma’s Asia Pacific Cultural Center has won the Governor’s Heritage Award for an organization, one of five honorees just announced by Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Arts Commission.
The annual awards honor outstanding individuals and organizations that contribute significantly to the arts and cultural traditions of the state. Other 2016 honorees include Seattle visual artist Barbara Earl Thomas and Vashon Center for the Arts in the arts award category, musician Oscar Galvan in the heritage category and violinist Quinton Morris for the Young Arts Leader award.
It’s the second time in two years a Tacoma organization has won one of the awards. In 2015, the Northwest Sinfonietta won the Arts Organization award.
This year’s winners will be honored at an awards dinner Nov. 15 at Teatro ZinZanni, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and include hors d’oeuvres, a three-course dinner, circus entertainment and more.
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For more information, see arts.wa.gov.