Arts and culture play a vital role in the liveability of any city. At the City of Vancouver, they realize how important supporting our arts and cultural communities is and how essential this investment is to the city. Our creative future is in our collective hands. Based on the talented, inspiring people they honour through the Mayor’s Arts Awards, the future looks bright.
Congratulations to Debra Sloan for winning the 2015 Mayor’s Arts Award for Craft and Design! Debra is a ceramic artist and local leader in the ceramics field. Debra selected Sam Knopp, co-founder of the Dusty Babes Ceramic Collective, as an emerging artist.
Left picture: Sam Knopp and Jasper Sloan Yip who accepted the award on his mother’s behalf while she was in Rome!
Right Picture: Debra Sloan and Mayor Gregor Robertson.