City now accepting nominations for the Kirkland CACHET Art Awards

Applications due to City by Feb 14


The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission seeks nominations for the Kirkland CACHET (Collaboration of Arts, Culture, Heritage, Education, and Theatre) Award by 12 p.m. on February 14, 2014. The CACHET Award recognizes a business, organization, or individual who exemplifies the spirit of CACHET by fostering a vibrant arts, culture, and/or heritage community in Kirkland. Nomination forms are available at Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Avenue; the Kirkland Public Library, 308 Kirkland Ave.; or the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, 328 Parkplace Center. Digital copies can be downloaded at or requested by emailing  Completed nomination forms can be emailed to or mailed to City of Kirkland, Attn: CACHET Award c/o Philly Hoshko, 123 5th Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033.

Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen, and the Cultural Arts Commission will reveal recipients during the awards ceremony on the evening of April 2, 2014, at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland.  The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Nominations will be pre-screened by the Kirkland CACHET committee made up of members of the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission and volunteers. Final award recipients will be selected by the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission and Mayor Amy Walen.

The 2013 winner of the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission and Mayor’s CACHET Award was Sue Contreras and Studio East. Contreras was recognized for her efforts in fundraising for the restoration of the Capt. Anderson Ferry Clock and for her volunteer support of Summerfest. Her extensive involvement also includes serving on the Kirkland Performance Center Board of Directors, and current membership of Kudos Kirkland. Studio East was recognized for their contribution as one of the area’s largest theater training centers in east King County. For over 20 years the studio has featuring programs in drama, theater arts camps, home school programming, and main stage productions for children age four through 19. Lani Brockman, founding artistic director, accepted the award.

CACHET is a subcommittee of the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission. For more information see the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission page listed above or contact Ellen Miller-Wolfe, Economic Development manager, City of Kirkland, at 425-587-3014 or