Lumies Arts & Business Awards

2016 Call for Nominations

The Lumies Arts and Business Awards

A project of The Tucson Pima Arts Council, in partnership with business, government, and the arts community


The Lumies Arts & Business Awards celebrate those individuals, organizations, and businesses that make Southern Arizona a wellspring of creative vitality. TPAC invites the public to submit nominations of those arts “luminaries”who have made a profound impact on the lives and communities of Southern Arizona.  

The award categories are: Arts Education Award, Arts and Cultural Advocate,  Business Award, Artist Award,  Arts Organization Award, The David Hoyt Johnson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art,and   Emerging Artist or Arts Organization (see below for definitions).

An independent panel of judges will recommend the winner of each category to the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Nominees will be announced in August. Nominees are judged on the following criteria:

  • Nominee investment in their field or artwork,
  • Significance of the achievement or contribution,
  • Scope of the populations served by the nominee,
  • Nominee’s service or connection with a larger community, and
  • Strength of the nominating form and the letter of support.


Nominees will be honored and recipients announced at a celebration event at the Rialto Theater on Friday, September 16th.

Begin your nomination process here!

Thank you for your nomination!


Lumies Arts & Business Award  “Turquoise Reptilian”
Designed by Renowned Local Artisan Thomas A. Philabaum


2015 Lumies Arts & Business Awards Winners Youtube Video created by Patrick MacArdle!