Take note and give your creative friends a big pat on the back -- we're announcing the finalists for the 2013 Big Brain Awards.
The award was created to recognize emerging local creatives, and for the past few weeks we've been narrowing the long list of submissions to 18 finalists in six categories.
On April 27, from 7 to 11 p.m., we'll be honoring six winners with $500 cash prizes in the categories of craft, design, online, visual art, culinary, and performing art at Monarch Theatre in Phoenix during our annual Artopia celebration.
We'll be profiling the finalists in the April 25 issue of New Times and on our blogs in the next few weeks. In the meantime, here are the finalists in the culinary category of our 2013 Big Brain Awards:
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Check out the finalists in craft, design, online, performing art and visual art on our arts blog, Jackalope Ranch.
Tickets to Artopia go on sale this Thursday, March 28. Stay tuned to the Big Brain page for more details ...