Nominations for the Mayor's Arts Awards will be accepted through Friday, May 7. More information about the Mayor's Arts Awards and the second annual Mayor's Youth Arts Awards is available at

Nominations are being accepted through May 7 for the fourth annual Mayor’s Arts Awards and the second annual Mayor’s Youth Arts Awards, described by Dover Mayor Carleton E. Carey as “a celebration of artistic expression and achievement in Greater Dover." Up to three Arts Awards will be presented in October at a meeting of Dover City Council, along with up to five Youth Awards.

Recipients of Mayor’s Arts Awards and Mayor’s Youth Arts Awards are chosen by the 12-member board of the Greater Dover Arts Council and approved by the mayor. Mayor’s Arts Awards may be given to any individual or organization whose endeavors in the arts benefit the people of greater Dover, including individual artists and performers, teachers, instructors, mentors, schools and educational organizations, non-profits, businesses, corporations, volunteers, supporters or advocates. The Youth Awards target high school juniors who have contributed to the greater Dover arts scene.  

For more information about both awards, email, visit, call Dover Parks and Recreations at 736-7050 or pick up a brochure/nomination form at the Dover Public Library, the Weyandt Building across from the library, the office of the mayor in Dover City Hall, the J W Pitts Recreation Center or the Dover Parks and Recreation Office on White Oak Road.