Thank you to the sponsors and partners of the 2016 Buffys, you are truly champions of the arts. Thank you to the venue staff, the event coordinators, and all the volunteers who made the showcase event absolutely amazing. Thank you to the ACWB board for your guidance and support in ensuring that the arts are valued and recognized as essential in creating a balanced community. Thank you to ACWB staff who work hard to make sure the arts community is connected and has the resources they need to thrive. And thank you to all the artists – nominees, recipients, performers, exhibitors – you are integral to a remarkable quality of life, and we are proud to advocate on your behalf in our community and beyond.