Photo: Jeff Riddle
The Artsy Awards, set to take place June 23, will honor local, urban artists in more than 30 art-related categories.
Memphis photographers, dancers, actors, and comedians are some of the artists to be recognized at this year’s second annual Artsy Awards. Described as “a unique awards show that highlights and recognizes the artistic elements and talent of Memphis,” the Artsy’s will take place June 23, at Heights Lounge on Mount Moriah. The show is set to kick off at 8 pm.
Awardees are chosen through online votes, that are now open through June 3. Some of the categories include best poet, comedian, rapper, and vocalist. The awards aren’t just limited to individual artists, venues and art-related shows are also recognized in categories like, best fashion show, artistic venue, and artistic platform.
“I created this awards because I felt the need to recognize local, urban artists. They don’t have a singled-out day that honors them, and that’s the goal of the Artsy Awards.”
-Cameron Osborne, Founder
The show will feature comedic hosts and special musical performances throughout the night. Before the awards extravaganza, there will be a pre-show for nominees and special guests on June 22.