Texas Medal of Arts Awards honors Texan leaders in creative fields

Matthew McConaughey speaks from the TMAA red carpet

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The 2019 Texas Medal of Arts Awards are being held Wednesday and several homegrown artists and pioneers are being honored, including Texan Matthew McConaughey.

The event is a biennial ceremony to honor Texas leaders for the accomplishments and contributions to the arts, ranging from acting to architecture, photography, fashion design and music.

The ceremony will be emceed by 2017 honoree Lauren Anderson and will feature performances from current honorees Boz Scaggs, Jennifer Holliday and Conspirare.

For more on this year’s list of honorees, visit the TMAA website here.

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