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2011 Mayor's Arts Awards

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Tet in Seattle, producer of the annual Tet Festival at Seattle Center, is receiving a Mayor's Arts Award.

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has announced the recipients of the 2011 Mayor's Arts Awards. The Seattle Arts Commission chose six winners from a pool of 300 nominees. The honorees are:

The recipients will be honored at the Mayor's Arts Awards ceremony September 1st at Seattle Center. It's part of the official opening of Bumbershoot. The awards recognize contributions to Seattle's arts and culture and are nonmonetary. 

The 16 volunteer members of the  Seattle Arts Commission are appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The commission is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Dave Meyer has been anchoring KNKX news shows since 1987. He grew up along the shores of Hood Canal near Belfair and graduated from Washington State University with degrees in communications and psychology.