The Arts and Education Council has announced six honorees for the 2022 St. Louis Arts Awards. Now in its 31st year, the event honors individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the St. Louis region’s arts community. Since 1992, the Arts and Education Council’s St. Louis Arts Awards has honored more than 190 artists, educators, philanthropists, corporate citizens and arts organizations that make the St. Louis region a great place to live, work and play.

The 2022 honorees are: Mark Bernstein, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts; The Black Rep, Excellence in the Arts; Anita Jackson, Excellence in the Arts; Classic 107.3, Arts Collaborator; PaintedBlack STL, Arts Innovator; and Rosalind Rogers, Lincoln Middle School in East St. Louis, Art Educator of the Year.

“For the past 30 years, we’ve honored incredible individuals and organizations who make a profound difference in the bi-state region through the arts and 2022 will be no different. Each honoree has a unique, impactful story that contributes to an even broader narrative which demonstrates the critical need of the arts in our lives. We’re looking forward to celebrating a vibrant arts community for all at the 2022 St. Louis Arts Awards,” said Cynthia A. Prost, Arts and Education Council president and CEO.

The 2022 St. Louis Arts Awards will be held Monday, January 24, 2022, at the Chase Park Plaza, Royal Sonesta Hotel. Anesthesiologist Jeffrey Carter, M.D., and HOK Senior Principal Margaret McDonald will co-chair and performer and educator Keith Tyrone Williams will emcee the fundraiser. Dr. Carter, McDonald and Williams are all Arts and Education Council board members.

Nominations for the awards were submitted by the public in July and honorees were selected by a volunteer committee of previous honorees, arts patrons, artists, arts administrators and community volunteers.

Proceeds benefit the Arts and Education Council, which offers programs and services that support more than 70 arts and arts education organizations impacting 1.6 million people throughout the 16-county, bi-state region.

Tickets for the 2022 St. Louis Arts Awards will be on sale later this fall. For more information about the honorees and sponsorship opportunities visit