The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts and builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. Also known as the “Buffys,” this event is a way of investing in the future of our growing arts community by supporting our most exceptional artists through appreciation and employment opportunities, and by connecting artists to the wider community.
The theme for the 2020 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards showcase is Midnight Steampunk. Save the date and prepare yourselves for a cinematic, steampunk Buffys experience. On October 17th at 7:30 p.m., this year’s event will be premiering on YouTube, Facebook and Shaw Spotlight.
Just like every Buffys extravaganza, the event will showcase local artists, performers, sponsors, arts champions, nominees and award recipients. This year, however, the event will be video broadcast on social media and television as a way of respecting physical distancing while still celebrating and acknowledging all the amazing talent in the Wood Buffalo region.