Buffys: Arts Awards

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The Buffys, also known as the Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards, is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts and builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. The Buffys invest in the future of our growing arts community by supporting our most exceptional artists through appreciation and employment opportunities, and by connecting artists to the wider community.

Community Impact

484 Nominations

305 Paid Artists

970 Event Attendees

22.7k Broadcast Views

Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards Showcase

Every October the Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards Showcase entertains audiences with high energy performances and creatively crafted artworks by local artists. With a new theme each year, the awards showcase is Wood Buffalo's premier midnight event highlighting award recipients and nominees. Details on the event theme, dates, and more will be released on this page every year as they become available.

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The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards, A.K.A. our local Oscars, will be returning IN PERSON on OCTOBER 22, 2022 at 5:00 PM!

Save the date and buy your tickets for an out of world experience!

Just like every Buffys extravaganza, the event will showcase local artists, performers, sponsors, arts champions, nominees and award recipients. Join us as we travel through time and celebrate the incredible contributions of amazing LOCAL artists.

Participate in Buffys 2022

Stay tuned for announcements in August & September 2022 for more opportunities to be involved in Buffys 2022.

Watch the Theme Reveal

Makeup: Vera Fustic, Mitchel Bowers Photography: Jenna Buffett Photography

Award Categories

All completed nominations will be anonymized and shortlisted by the Arts Council’s Board of Directors. Award recipients will then be determined by a non-ACWB assessment committee representing the following diverse artistic disciplines. Award recipients will be announced at the Buffy Awards Showcase.



Frequently Asked Questions

Become a Sponsor of the Buffys

Wood Buffalo’s Premier Arts Awards & Showcase

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For more information on this premier arts showcase, or for questions on securing your sponsorship opportunity, please contact Executive Director Liana Wheeldon at [email protected] or 587-674-1625 ext 100.

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