Awards

2017 Awards

2017 Henry Awards

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Matt LaFontaine, Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar

Top of the Town 2017: 5280 Magazine

Best Theatre Company: Black Box Repertory

2017 Best of Westword Awards

Best Repertory Company: Black Box Repertory

Best Children's Theatre Programming: Arvada Center Children's Theatre (Reader's Choice)

Best Things Colorado

#8 in 'Best Live Theatre Venues'

2016 Awards

2016 Marlowe Awards

Best Supporting Actress - Jessica Austgen, Tartuffe

Outstanding Sound Design – Morgan McCauley, Tartuffe

Choreography – Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, Sister Act

Best Production of a Play – Tartuffe

2016 True West Awards

Michael Morgan - Tartuffe

Leslie O'Carroll and Steve Wilson - Tartuffe

Jake Mendes- I'll Be Home for Christmas

Diana Ben-Kiki - Tartuffe

Sharon Kay White - I'll Be Home for Christmas and Sister Act

2016 Henry Award Nominations

Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company

Outstanding Production of a Musical: Death Takes a Holiday, Rod Lansberry, Director; David Nehls, Musical Direction

Outstanding Direction of a Play: Gavin Mayer, The Mountaintop

Outstanding Direction of a Musical: Rod A. Lansberry, Death Takes a Holiday, & Gavin Mayer, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Outstanding Musical Direction: David Nehls, Death Takes a Holiday

Outstanding Choreography: Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Outstanding Actress in a Play: Betty Hart, The Mountaintop

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical: Paul Page, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical: Sharon Kay White, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Outstanding Costume Design: Clare Henkel, Death Takes a Holiday

Outstanding Lighting Design: Seth Alison, The Mountaintop, & Shannon McKinney, Death Takes a Holiday

Outstanding Scenic Design: Brian Mallgrave, Death Takes a Holiday

Outstanding Sound Design: Grant Evenson, The Mountaintop

2016 Best of Westword Awards

Best Showcase for Colorado Artists: Art of the State 2016 http://ow.ly/HQyh301uuG6  

2015 Awards

2015 Bill's Best of Theatre Colorado

Best Holiday Play: Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Best Actress in a Holiday Show: Lauren Shealy, Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Best Supporting Actor in a Holiday Show: Paul A. Page, Irving Berlin's White Christmas

2015 Marlowe Awards

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical: Sharon Kay White, White Christmas

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Paul A. Page, Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Best Lighting Design: Shannon McKinney, Saturday Night Fever

Best Choreography: Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Best Costume Design: Chris Campbell, Irving Berlin's White Christmas

2015 Best of the Best

Best Live Music Venue

Best Local Theatre/Playhouse

Best Public Art Display

2015 Best of Westword Awards

Best Sculpture Show: Unbound: Sculpture in the Fields http://ow.ly/sSH6301uv8n 

2014 Awards

2014 Marlowe Awards

Outstanding Production of a Musical - She Loves Me

Outstanding Musical Direction - David Nehls, She Loves Me

Outstanding Costume Design - Liz Jasperse, She Loves Me

Outstanding Scenic Design - Brian Mallgrave, She Loves Me

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Julia Jackson, She Loves Me

Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, Musical  - Stephen Day, She Loves Me

Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Musical - Melissa Swift Sawyer, Memphis 

2014 Colorado Parent Favorites

Top Children's Theater Company or Workshop: Colorado Parent 

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2014 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards (nominated for 11)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - Colin Alexander, Curtains

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Tari Kelly, End of the Rainbow

Outstanding Musical Direction - David Nehls, End of the Rainbow

2014 True West Awards

“2014 True West Award recognizes Jim Hogan and Aisha Jackson for ‘Memphis’” in Denver CenterStage on December 13, 2014

http://denvercenter.org/blog-posts/news-center/2014/12/13/2014-true-west-award-aisha-jackson-and-jim-hogan

2014 Best of Westword Awards

Best Show about Colorado Modern Traditions:Perception: Color I Line I Pattern http://bit.ly/1o5dGbE

Best Actress in a Musical: Erica Sweany (portrayed Nikki Harris in Curtainshttp://bit.ly/1gvd4Hh

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Stephen Day (portrayed Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol, The Musicalhttp://bit.ly/QkONdg

Best Theater for Slightly Conservative Relatives http://bit.ly/1jaOwDP

2013 Awards

THEATER

2013 Marlowe Awards

Outstanding Production of a Play, Comedy - Blithe Spirit

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy, Steven Cole Hughes - Blithe Spirit

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Heather Lacy - Blithe Spirit

Sharon Kaye White - Dividing the Estate

Outstanding Costumes, Chris Campbell - Blithe Spirit

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical

Megan Van De Hey - Curtains

Jennifer DeDominici - Man of La Mancha

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical, Colin Alexander - Curtains

Outstanding Director of a Musical

Rod Lansberry (Director), David Nehls (Musical Director) - Man of La Mancha

Outstanding Production of a Musical - Man of La Mancha

Outstanding Scenic Design, Brian Mallgrave - Man of La Mancha

Outstanding Sound Design, David Thomas - Man of La Mancha

2013 True West Awards (nominated for 11)

Best Ensemble in a Musical - Man of La Mancha

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Colin Alexander, Curtains

Best Actress in a Comic Role - Sharon Kay White, Dividing the Estate

2013 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards (nominated for 15)

Outstanding Lighting Design - Shannon McKinney, Man of La Mancha

Outstanding Costume Design - Chris Campbell, Man of La Mancha

Outstanding Scenic Design - Brian Mallgrave, Man of La Mancha

Outstanding Choreography - Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, Man of La Mancha

Outstanding Musical Direction - David Nehls, Man of La Mancha

Outstanding Direction of a Musical - Rod Lansberry, Man of La Mancha

Outstanding Production of a Musical - Man of La Mancha

2013 Best of Westword

Best Actor in a Musical - Erick Devine Miracle on 34th Street

Erick Devine exuded kindness and humanity as Kris Kringle in the Arvada Center's Miracle on 34th Street. He has a big, rich baritone, and his portrayal brought so much warmth to the show that when he told little Susan he really was Santa Claus, you didn't doubt it for a moment.

Best Actress in a Musical - Lauren Shealy Miracle on 34th Street

Doris in Miracle on 34th Street is a young single mother, a spunky, supposedly cynical professional who nonetheless has an easily breached heart — in other words, she's a pretty generic musical-comedy heroine. The script is on the nondescript side, and the songs are so-so. Nonetheless, in large part due to Lauren Shealy's fine soprano and strong performance in this Arvada Center production, the musical was one of the tastiest Christmas treats around.

Best Drag Performance - Steven Cole Hughes Is He Dead? (Co-presented with Creede Repertory Theatre)

Steven Cole Hughes played Millet in Is He Dead?, a Creede Repertory production presented at the Arvada Center, but he spent most of his time in drag as Daisy — and he did it deliciously. Despite the frilly dress and golden wig, he avoided the usual mincing walk, smeary clown lipstick and high-pitched giggle. Millet-Daisy was earnest and bemused, and trying desperately to remember her backstory — whether she was married, for example, and how many children she had. Eventually, surrounded by suitors offering jewelry, she began to relax and enjoy the power of the skirt. Best of all was her drawn-out, coltish, rocking attempt at a curtsy, which had the audience almost puking with laughter.

VISUAL ARTS

Best Big Show about Colorado Art - Art of the State

Arvada Center curator Collin Parson has redirected the venue's visual-arts program so that it zeroes in on work made by in-state talent. The resulting exhibitions included solos dedicated to David Yust and Robert Mangold, and group shows focused on representational artists and women. His most successful effort, though, was Art of the State. Parson asked Denver art-world celebrity Dean Sobel, the director of the Clyfford Still Museum, to share jury duty with him. Together they pared 600 entrants down to the 160 who were ultimately selected. Paintings — in particular, abstractions — dominate, but there is also a nice selection of sculptures, photos and ceramics. The show, which is still open, is a great way to encourage the people whose blood, sweat and tears create the community around here.

2012 Awards

THEATER

2012 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards (nominated for 25)

Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company

Outstanding Production of a Musical - Ragtime

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Megan Van De Hey, Ragtime

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Tally Sessions, Chess

2012 True West Awards (formerly Ovation Awards) from John Moore/Culture West (nominated for 24)

Best year by a company:

Readers’ choice: Arvada Center (31.6 percent)

Best Musical - Legally Blonde

In a year that left the best-musical field uncharacteristically wide open, this was the effort that remains vibrant, clever and — dare I say meaningful? — in my mind,  long after it has closed.  Smartly directed by Gavin Mayer, this effort was aided by a clever set design from Brian Mallgrave, costumes from red-hot Mondo Guerra and choreography from Kitty Skillman-Hilsabeck that by gave the storytelling a mile-a-minute pulse. A bi-coastal musical that plays out in a cramped dorm room, a men’s clothing store and in a courtroom has no business working on stage, but there is a giddy brilliance throughout this musical filled with surprisingly meaningful moments. Despite recent headlines about an Ohio high-school drama teacher who was fired for staging “Legally Blonde,” this is a girl-power musical the Arvada Center didn’t merely bleach over.

Readers’ choice: Arvada Center’s Legally Blonde (32.6 percent)

2012 Marlowe Awards 

Best Production of a Musical - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Best Director, Musical - Rod Lansberry, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Best Musical Direction - David Nehls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Best Choreography - Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Best Actor in a Play (comedy) - Jake Walker, The Importance of Being Earnest
Best Actress in a Play (comedy) - Caitlin Wise, The Importance of Being Earnest
Best Supporting Actress (comedy) - Bev Newcomb, The Importance of Being Earnest
Best Lighting Design - Shannon McKinney, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Best Scenic Design - Brian Mallgrave, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Best of Westword 2012 (March 29, 2012)

THEATER

Best Costume Design - Hairspray

When the Arvada Center’s new production of Hairspray opened last summer, everyone, but everyone, was checking out the costumes. That’s because Denver hero and Project Runway superstar Mondo Guerra designed them, putting his way with fresh and professional looks to the test. But in fact, Mondo had worked behind the scenes at the center’s theater long before he became nationally famous, and it was a natural step for him to take on this particular costuming job — which, he told us, was very different, especially in terms of functionality, from designing for the runway. We especially loved how he dressed up the guys in plaid jackets, sweater vests and vertically striped V-necks (we could almost imagine Mondo wearing them himself), but the rest of the retro looks were awesome, as well. We’re certain John Waters would’ve agreed.

Best Actor in a Musical - Tyrone Robinson Ragtime

The character of Coalhouse Walker towers over the musical Ragtime, a panoramic take on the history of the early twentieth century based on the E.L. Doctorow novel. We are shown Walker’s patient and ultimately victorious courtship of Sarah, the mother of his child; his pride, the insults he endures, and then his violent radicalization. When the actor scheduled to play Walker developed throat problems, understudy Tyrone Robinson took over the role of Walker a short time before Ragtime opened at the Arvada Center for the Arts. Tall and imposing, cocky and vulnerable, he gave full expression to the character’s fierce tenderness and ambiguous morality, and his powerful, expressive voice commanded the stage.

Best Comic Triple Threat - Caitlin Wise

Caitlin Wise was a student at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ now closed National Theatre Conservatory, and audiences first saw her in smaller roles at the Denver Center Theatre Company. This season, she rose to prominence in a trio of performances, starting with her portrayal of Hermia in the DCTC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A comic in the zany, irrepressible tradition of Lucille Ball, Wise has huge, startled eyes and up springing red curls, and her gift for physical comedy became clear when, as a rookie cop in Creede Rep’s Unnecessary Farce (performance at the Lone Tree Arts Center), she had to navigate a room while gagged and bound; she also had problems with handcuffs, self-defense, guns and pretty much everything else — except for doughnuts — that your average cop encounters. And as Cecily in the Arvada Center’s The Importance of Being Earnest, she showed no deference at all to the classic status of the play or the elaborate English manners it so cleverly spoofs, but gave the role an entirely contemporary freshness, playfulness and bounce

VISUAL ARTS

Best Sculpture Show - Robert Mangold Retrospective: Time, Space and Motion

Collin Parson hit it out of the park with Robert Mangold Retrospective: Time, Space and Motion, a show that’s still open in the entire set of galleries on the lower level of the Arvada Center for the Arts. The center’s exhibition designer, the twenty-something Parson served as curator of this show as well: The son of sculptor Chuck Parson, he met Mangold, the dean of contemporary sculpture in Colorado, when he was a child. Parson brought in a timeline to map out Mangold’s long and distinguished career; the exhibit includes pieces from his many different series, notably the spherical whirligigs of “Anemotive Kinetics,” as well as sketches, videos, clippings and photos. As a result, it’s a full-tilt retrospective that takes the viewer through the decades of Mangold’s long and illustrious career, reflecting all his various musings on space and movement.

2011 Awards

THEATER

2011 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - Stephen Day, Sunset Blvd

2011 Denver Post Ovation Awards

Best Musical – Hairspray

Best Director of a Musical – Rod Lansberry, Ragtime

Best Costumes – Mondo Guerra, Hairspray

Special Achievement Awards:

Rob Reynolds, maker of the Model-T used in the Arvada Center's Ragtime

Brian Mallgrave, ongoing achievement in scenic design

Related awards:

Best Year by an Actor – John Arp, appeared in Lion in Winter and 1940’s Radio Hour

Best Year by an Actress – Megan Van De Hey, appeared in Ragtime

2011 Marlowe Awards

Best Actress in a Musical - Megan Van De Hey, Ragtime

Best Actor in a Musical - Wayne Kennedy, Ragtime

Best Actor in a Play (comedy) - John Arp, Lion in Winter

Best Choreography - Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, Ragtime

Best Musical Direction – David Nehls, Ragtime

Best Sound Design – Steve Stevens, Ragtime

Best Direction of a Musical – Rod Lansberry, Ragtime

Best Lighting Design – Gail Gober, Ragtime

Best Scenic Design – Brian Mallgrave, Lion in Winter

Best Production of a Musical – Ragtime

Best Costume Design – Clare Henkel, Ragtime

CAMPS & EDUCATION

2011 Colorado Parent - Family Favorite: “Best of the Best” Children’s Theater, Drama Academy and Classes

2010 AWARDS

THEATER

2010 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards

Outstanding Production of a Musical - Miss Saigon, Rod Lansberry, Director, David Nehls, Musical Director

Outstanding Musical Direction - David Nehls, Miss Saigon

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical - Kevin Vortmann, Miss Saigon

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - EJ Zimmerman, Miss Saigon

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - Daniel Herron, Miss Saigon

Outstanding Choreography - Stephen Bourneuf, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Outstanding Costume Design - Chris Campbell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Outstanding Lighting Design - Gail Gober, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Outstanding Sound Design - Steve Stevens, Miss Saigon

2010 Denver Post Ovation Awards 

Best Actress in a Musical - Ann Crumb, (Norma Desmond), Sunset Boulevard

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Megan Van De Hey, Nine

Best Costume Design - Clare Henkel, Nine

2010 Marlowe Awards 

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Stephen Day, Sunset Blvd

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Jenny Gelwick, Sunset Blvd

Best Scenic Design – Brian Mallgrave, Sunset Blvd

VISUAL ARTS

Best of Westword 2010 (April 1, 2010)

Best Historic Art Show — Group 100+ YEARS OF COLORADO

ART Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Over the past several years, Hugh Grant, the founder of Denver’s Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, has been enthusiastically collecting art by historic Colorado artists; in the process, he’s turned his institution into the principal depository of paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the state’s impressive roster of artists. Not only that, but he’s become Colorado’s most important cheerleader for our prominent place in American art. He recently cemented this high ranking with 100+ Years of Colorado Art, a two-floor show of first-rate pieces that he put together for the Arvada Center. 

2009 Awards

The Arvada Center received a record 29 nominations from the Colorado Theater Guild’s Henry Awards in 2009. Leading all companies, the Arvada Center received 12 awards including:

Outstanding Musical - Miss Saigon, Rod Lansberry, Director, David Nehls, Musical Director

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Kevin Vortmann, Miss Saigon

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - EJ Zimmerman, Miss Saigon

Outstanding Musical Direction - David Nehls, Miss Saigon

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - Daniel Herron, Miss Saigon

Outstanding Sound Design - Steve Stevens, Miss Saigon

Outstanding Lighting Design - Gail Gober, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Outstanding Costume Design - Chris Campbell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Outstanding Choreography - Stephen Bourneuf, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

For the second consecutive year, the Arvada Center took the lead with 16 finalists for the Denver Post’s Ovation Awards. The Arvada Center won the following awards:

Best Musical - Miss Saigon

Best Director of a Musical - Rod A. Lansberry, Miss Saigon

Best Costume Design - Chris Campbell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Best Children’s Production - Honk!

Best Year by an Actor - Michael Bouchard, The Second, Tosca and Honk!

Best Children’s Actor - Amanda Earls, Honk!

2008 Awards

2008 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Michael E. Gold, La Cage aux Folles
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - Marcus Waterman, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Outstanding Costume Design - Nicole Harrison, La Cage aux Folles
Outstanding Musical - La Cage aux Folles

2008 Denver Post Ovation Awards

Best Musical - Les Misérables
Best Children’s Production - A Year With Frog and Toad
Best Actor in a Musical - Randal Keith, Les Misérables
Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Role - Sharon Kay White, Hollywoodrn Arms
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Waynern Kennedy, Les Misérables
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Amy Board, Les Misérables
Best Ensemble - Les Misérables

2008 Marlowe Awards

Best Actress, Musical - Amy Board, Les Misérables
Best Supporting Actress, Musical - Beth Flynn, Les Misérables
Best Supporting Actor, Musical - Markus Warren, Les Misérables
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy - Rhonda Brown, The House of Blue Leaves
Best Choreography - Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, Les Misérables
Best Costumes - Sally Burke and Jane Shafer, Arvada Center's Les Misérables
Best Director, Musical - Rod Lansberry, Les Misérables
Best Director, Comedy - Billie McBride, The House of Blue Leaves
Best Musical Director - David Nehls, Les Misérables
Best Musical - Les Misérables

2008 Additional recognition

Kids’ Pages Family Magazine “Best Place for Families 2008”

City County Communications and Marketing Association Savvy Awards
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
City of Arvada, CO
Shadow Interpreting

2007 Awards

2007 Denver Post Ovation Awards
Best Actor in a Musical - Michael E. Gold, La Cage aux Folles
Best Choreography - Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, La Cage aux Folles
Best Scenic Design - Brian Mallgrave, Do I Hear A Waltz?

2007 Marlowe Awards

Best Actor in a Musical - Michael E. Gold, La Cage aux Folles
Best Choreography - Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, La Cage aux Folles

2006 Awards

2006 Westword Best of Denver

Best Sculpture Duet: Bryan Andrews and Joe Riché
Best Drawing Show: Riva Sweetrocket

COLORADO CLAY 2006
This prestigious juried art exhibition showcases the best contemporary ceramics artwork in Colorado. Four artists out of the fifteen total selected to participate in this year's event are on the staff of the Arvada Center Ceramics Studio. They are: Bebe Alexander (Honorable Mention), Katie Martineau-Caron (Juror's Award), Amy Chavez (First Place, The Award of Excellence in Ceramics) and Kazu Oba.

2005 Awards

2005 Denver Post Ovation Awards 

Best Year by a Company: The Arvada Center received 21 nominations for the 2005 awards, more than any other theater company in Colorado has ever received since The Denver Post started this annual award five years ago.
Best Children’s Theater Actor - Sheila Swanson McIntyre, Narnia
Best Scenic Design - Narnia
Best Ensemble - The Full Monty

2005 Marlowe Awards
Best Costume Design - Nicole M. Harrison-Hoof, Aida
Best Lighting Design - Gail J. Gober, Aida
Best Nearly Nude Ensemble - The Full Monty
Best Musical Direction - Susan Draus, Aida

2005 Colorado Backstage Spotlight Awards

Best Musical - Aida
Best Actress in a Drama -  Judy Phelan-Hill, A Place At Forest Lawn
Best Supporting Actress in Drama - Patty Mintz Figel, A Place At Forest Lawn
Supporting Actor in a Musical - Marcus Waterman, Aida
Best Scenic Design - Joseph J. Egan, Aida
Best Costume Design - Nicole M. Harrison-Hoof, Aida
Ensemble Spotlight: The Full Monty

2005 Colorado Parent Magazine - Best of the Best

Best Live Children's Theater, Family Favorite Winner
 

2004 Awards

2004 Denver Post Ovation Awards

Best Costume Design - Joseph J. Egan, The Women

Best Scenic Design - Joseph J. Egan, The Women

Best Children's Theater Production - BFG: The Big Friendly Giant

Best Year by a Children's Theater Actor - Christopher Willard

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Shannan Steele, The 1940's Radio Hour

2002 Awards

Denver Post Top Ten Exhibitions for 2002 chosen by visual arts reviewer Kyle McMillan

Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy

2002 Denver Post Ovation Awards

Best Actress in a Musical - Gayle Holsman, Crazy for You: She has a winning smile and a set of pipes you can hear from Wadsworth to Wazee. - John Moore

2001 Awards

2001 Denver Drama Critics Circle Awards

Best Director of a Musical - Rod A. Lansberry, Violet

Best Actor in a Play - Paul Borrillo, To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Supporting Actor in a Play - Paul Page, As Bees in Honey Drown

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Beth Flynn, On the Town

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Randy St. Pierre, Violet

Best Costume Design - Nicole Hoof, The Ant Queen's New Clothes

2001 Westword Best of Denver Awards

Best Theater for Younger Audiences - ...And Now Miguel

Best Photography ShowFresh Eyes

Alliance of Colorado Theatre 2001 Community/Professional Theatre Award for contributions made to theatre and the community.

2001 VSA arts / MetLife CULTURAL ACCESS AWARD
Arvada Center Receives Award for its Commitment to Programs and Facilities for People with Disabilities
The award included a cash prize of $5,000 and commerative sculpture created by VSA arts artist Wayne Forbes entitled Anima Rising. Arvada Center Accessibility Programming was also be featured in the Guide to Best Practices in Cultural Access.

ALLIANCE FOR COLORADO THEATRE, COMMUNITY/PROFESSIONAL AWARD
The Arvada Center's Children's Theater was the receipent of this award on September 14, 2001 for continued excellence in Children's Theatre.

DENVER POST CHARITIES GRANT

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities received a $35,000 grant from Denver Post Charities, a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation to support programming that positively impacts children. The grant will be used to support the Center's children's theater and Arts Day programs, which serve nearly 70,000 children each year.

2000 Awards

2002 Westword Best of Denver Awards

Best Children's Production - Babe, the Sheep-Pig

Best Ceramics Duet -Time in Tandem: James and Nan McKinnell Retrospective

Best Salute to Colorado's Contemporary Art Scene - Colorado Abstraction: 1975-1999

Best Heroine in the making - Sara Smith as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Do-right Man - Paul Borrillo in To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Supporting Actress - Mercedes Perez in West Side Story

LMC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'S 2000 HEALTHY COMMUNITY AWARDr
The Arvada Center received one of three 2000 Healthy Community Awards given by the LMC Community Foundation. In addition to a plaque award, the Center received a $5,000 cash award. The award, titled "Our Children, Our Future," recognizes the Arvada Center for its commitment to advancing the well-being of the community, and its outstanding efforts in promoting multidimensional health in children. To read more about the LMC Community Foundation's Healthy Community Awards, visit www.lmccf.org/awards/index.html.
 

1999 Recognition

EL POMAR FOUNDATION - William I. Howbert Award for Excellence in Arts and Humanities
in addition to a crystal award, which will be displayed at the Center, the Arvada Center received a cash prize of $12,500 at the annual Awards for Excellence banquet.

COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD
Most Creative and Cost-Efficient Use of Lottery Funds - Arvada Center Playground