To an audience of over 600 patrons, the Flagstaff Arts Council announced the winners of the 2018 Viola Awards on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Viola Awards celebrate excellence in the arts and sciences in Flagstaff – like the Oscars, but for the arts in Flagstaff, and better and glitzier!
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Viola Awards, the Arts Council worked with local artists for a special night. Rachel Wilson created a textile installation at the entryway to the Gala titled Viola Arbor. Patrons walked through the installation to enter the Gala. The Master Chorale of Flagstaff, along with the Women’s and Men’s Chorales at Northern Arizona University, filled the event with song with over 150 singers. And the cast of Theatrikos Theatre Company’s Avenue Q performed to open the event. A video celebrated the Top Ten Moments in Viola Awards history.