Diamond Awards

DIAMOND_AWARDSsqThe Diamond Awards recognize and showcase individuals and organizations for their artistic achievements and contributions to the arts in San Mateo County. Nominations in nine categories are open to all residents in our county. 

The collaborative seven month planning and public outreach process culminates in a gala evening event that features a reception, entertainment, silent auction, keynote speaker and awards presentations.


Over the program’s 11-year history, the Diamond Awards popularity and attendance levels have grown to attract over 180 attendees, bringing together city and regional officials, with arts, education, business and community members to celebrate the arts. Media coverage and social media buzz shine the spotlight on this region and ultimately create an historical record of the best of the arts in our county.

In addition to the Diamond Award, local legislators partner with PAC to acknowledge the accomplishments of the recipients through certificates of commendation. Over 110 artists and organizations have received this prestigious award to date. Peninsula Arts Council hopes to build upon this history of success by engaging partners to highlight the significant arts presence and contributions within the County.  Check back for details on planning for 13th Annual Diamond Awards. 

See Photos from the 11th Annual Diamond Awards on Facebook