Eleven women artists, scholars and supporters of the arts will be honored at the sixth annual Vesta Awards brunch Oct. 18 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. The event from noon to 3 p.m. pays tribute to women who have made significant contributions to the arts in Southern California.
This year's award winners will be: Victoria Ann-Lewis, theater; Sheila Benson, journalism; Nancy Buchanan, performance art; Susan A. Grode, community support; Brenda A. Levin, architecture; Helen Lundeberg, visual art; Esther McCoy, scholarship; Nobuko Miyamoto, dance; Holly Near, music; DiDi Daniels Peters, media arts, and Jane Wagner, writing. Welcoming remarks will be made by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus and artist June Wayne.
Tickets must be reserved: (213) 221-6161.