It's time for some well-deserved applause, Phoenix. Today we're announcing the 2015 Big Brain Award finalists.
Each spring, these awards put the spotlight on emerging creatives and give them cash to keep up the good work. After sifting through a long list of Big Brain nominees, we've narrowed the field to 15 finalists, including 3 finalists in culinary arts.
See also: 2014 Big Brain Award Winners Announced
We'll reveal this year's winners (one from each category) on Saturday, May 9, at Monarch Theatre during Artopia, our annual soiree of art, music, food, and drinks. Tickets, $25, are on sale now via Ticketfly.
Without further ado, your 2015 Big Brain Award finalists are: