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2022 3Arts Awards

Monday, November 7
6:00pm – 7:00pm Central Time
Live on YouTube

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Meet some of Chicago’s most remarkable artists as we celebrate the recipients of the 2022 3Arts Awards, Make a Wave Awards, and Next Level/Spare Room Awards. The event features newly-commissioned performances by:

  • Photo of Aram Han Sifuentes
    Aram Han Sifuentes with Woori Sori 우리 소리
  • 3Arts awardee and member of Woori Sori ("Our Voice"), an all-women’s percussion group that brings people together for performance and as a collective ritual to celebrate community and manifest transformation.
  • Photo of Bethany Thomas
    Bethany Thomas
  • 3Arts awardee and acclaimed singer/songwriter and actress Bethany Thomas presents a world premiere music video for her original song “Walls + Ceilings” from her debut album BT/SHE/HER.
  • Photo of Robby Lee Williams
    Robby Lee Williams
  • 3Arts/Bodies of Work Fellow, dancer, and disability advocate Robby Lee Williams presents a new dance on film as an exploration of finding acceptance and peace in collaboration with fellow dancer Connor Cornelius and visual artist Genevieve Nutley.
  • Photo of Robby Lee Williams
    Santiago X
  • 3Arts awardee and multidisciplinary artist Santiago X presents a new video work from his Acknowledgement series honoring the ancestral lands and people of Chicago.


Event Co-Chairs: Candace Hunter, Lynn M. Lockwood, Mel Smith

Host Committee: Rachel Arfa, Michelle T. Boone, Penny Brown, Lee Buress, Jeremy Buxbaum, Katie Cangemi, Justin Cooper, Pamela Crutchfield, Nora Daley, Alicia Del Real, Amina Dickerson, Christine Donovan, Amanda Felt, Marcia Festen, Margaret Fink, Sharon Furiya, Denise & Gary Gardner, Dedrea Gray, Juana Guzman, Tracie Hall, Nicole A. Johnson-Barnes, Mia Khimm, Jackie Koo, Rebecca Laskaris, Matt Lauterbach, Meg Leary & Emily Carter, Laurel Appell Lipkin, Nalani McClendon, Patric McCoy, Rebecca McDade, Janine Mileaf, Huong Ngo, Eva Penar, Irene Siragusa Phelps, Carrie Sandahl, Eva Silverman, Janet Carl Smith, Dusty Stemer, Caitlin Strokosch, Phoebe Chandler Turner, Ellen Placey Wadey, Melanie Wang, Camille Wilson White, Eric Williams, Sandie (Chunshan) Yi

Board of Directors: Amy Cochran, Remberto Del Real, Cheryl Desir, Katie Dowling, Alice DuBose, Whitney Hill, Thomas L. Holt, Erica Hubbard, Erica Kubly, Lisa Yun Lee, Kimberly Manuel-Dickens, Katie Mohrfeld, Masum Momaya, Rose Parisi, Jason Quiara, Kathryn Simmons, Michael Siurek, Mel Smith, Cat Tager, Scott Wang, Acasia Wilson Feinberg

Artist Council: Dee Alexander, Matt Bodett, Richard Costes, Stephanie Diaz, William Estrada, Emjoy Gavino, Meida Teresa McNeal, Andy Slater, Reveca Torres

Support listings are current as of September 13, 2022

Image: Bethany Thomas, by Sarah Elizabeth Larson.