2018 Horizon Awards


The Fresno Arts Council (FAC) honors the exceptional contributions of individuals, organizations and businesses with its yearly hosted event called Horizon Awards. This much awaited event started in 1984 to provide recognition to the Fresno community dedicated in the excellence in the arts.

This event will include the awards ceremony, held in the Tower Theatre, honoring this years winners as well as a catered reception after.


We are currently accepting nominations for our 2018 Horizon Awards. If you know of an artist, citizen, business, youth, or just someone who is out there promoting or is active in our local arts community please take the time to fill out a nomination form!


Nomination Form

Past Winners Below

2017 Horizon Award Winners:

  • Educator – Michael Reece
  • Citizen – Howard Watkins
  • Special – Johathon Hogan
  • Special – Joel Abels
  • Artists – Aideed Medina
  • Youth – Pengsue Vang
  • Business – Good Company Players



2016 Horizon Award Winners

  • Educator – Dr. Paulette Fleming, Posthumously
  • Citizen – Murray & Francine Farber
  • Business – Great America Car wash
  • Artist – Ma Ly
  • Special – Dr. Jackie Ryle




2015 Horizon Award Winners