- February 16, 2023

Miranda Lambert, Luke Wilson and More Coming to Austin for Texas Medal of Arts Awards


The Texas Cultural Trust will honor powerhouse Texans from the world of film, music and dance at the eleventh biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards.

Taking place on February 22 right here in Austin, the 2023 TMAA honors the role the arts play in our lives and our communities while celebrating the creative excellence, exemplary talents, and outstanding contributions by Texans in various creative disciplines.

Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert among honorees of the 2023 Texas Medal of Arts Awards.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Miranda Lambert (Lindale) for Music/Songwriter
  • Luke Wilson (Dallas) for Film/Actor
  • Taylor Sheridan (Weatherford) for Film/Producer
  • In Memoriam: Carole Cook (Abilene) for Lifetime Achievement/Musical Theatre
  • Christopher Cross (San Antonio) for Music
  • Center for Performing Arts Medicine (Houston) for Arts/Health
  • Miró Rivera Architects (Austin) for Architecture
  • Deborah Roberts (Austin) for Visual Arts
  • Lela Rose (Dallas) for Design
  • Benjamin Alire Sáenz (El Paso) for Literary Arts
  • Septime Webre (Brownsville) for Dance.  

The awards ceremony will also feature special performances and presentations by Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, Barton Strings Orchestra with Christopher Cross, previous TMAA honoree Ray Benson, as well as Texas Young Masters Suhaas Patil (violinist) and Christen Burse (dancer). The evening will culminate with a gala dinner at 8:30 p.m. where guests will dine alongside Texas artists, business, legislative, and entertainment notables. 

Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.