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Americans for the Arts and U.S. Conference of Mayors Present Public Leadership in the Arts & Citizen Artist Awards

John Legend and the RootsAmericans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors today announced that Grammy Award®-Winning Musicians John Legend and The Roots will receive the 2013 Citizen Artist Awards. In addition, Santa Fe, NM Mayor David Coss, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will receive the 2013 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards.

The awards honor elected officials and artists who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of the arts. Recipients will receive the honor on Friday, January 18 at The United States Conference of Mayors’ 81st annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C.

Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors have given out the awards annually since 1997.

View a list of previous award winners.

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