Over the years, the name has changed but the reason for the award has been the same: to recognize a lifetime of achievement and contribution to the arts and sciences in Flagstaff. The Viola Legacy Award has gone to ten individuals over the years. They are listed below.

2017 Viola Awards

Viola Legacy Award
Robert Breunig

Viola Legacy Award
Nando Schellen

2016 Viola Awards

Spining-CharlyViola Legacy Award
Charly Spining

2014 Viola Awards

Baje Whitethorne, Sr., receives the Viola Legacy Award.Viola Legacy Award
Baje Whitethorne, Sr.

Kay Poen, musician and educator, receives the Viola Legacy Award.Viola Legacy Award
Kay Poen

2013 Viola Awards

William Lowell Putnam was awarded for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts and Sciences Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts & Sciences
William Lowell Putnam

2012 Viola Awards

Dave EdwardsMayor’s Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts & Sciences
Dave Edwards

2011 Viola Awards

johnrunning2Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts & Sciences
John Running

2010 Viola Awards

kabotieViola Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts & Sciences
Michael Kabotie

2009 Viola Awards

Don Bendel received the Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts Viola Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts & Sciences
Don Bendel