Picture Scenes from the 2019 Milley Awards gala. Photos by Jim Block.

Organizers of the 2020 Milley Awards, Mill Valley’s annual celebration of the community’s vast amount of creative achievement and distinguished accomplishments in the arts, announced this week that “the difficult decision to cancel this year’s celebration scheduled for October 25. Consideration for the health and comfort of the community and honorees, as well as the uncertainty of fall health guidelines, has led to this decision.”

They had previously extended the deadline to submit nominations to May 14 in keeping with the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and the shelter in place order that runs through at least May 4. The Milley committee accepted nominations in five categories: Literary Arts, Musical Arts, Performing Arts (Film, Theater and Dance), Visual Arts and Contributions to the Arts Community. All nominations currently submitted will be included in the judging for the 2021 Milley Awards.
“This has been a difficult time for every non-profit arts organization in Mill Valley, and their futures will depend on community support,” Milley Executive Committee Chair Amy Torrano said. “In the spirit of the Milley Awards – honoring the talents, achievements and contributions of creative artists in our community – the committee would like to encourage you to consider making a donation to your favorite local arts group. A list of suggested non-profit organizations can be found on the Milley’s website.”

Questions? Contact Torrano at mvmilleys@gmail.com, or 415-846-9813.

“We look forward to celebrating together again in 2021 at a date to be determined,” Torrano added. “Thank you for your continued support of the Arts in Mill Valley.”

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