An eclectic and exciting program of excerpts from the work of award-winning artists over the years will be performed Sunday, Oct. 27 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Westport Arts Awards.

Included in the program, at 2 p.m. in Town Hall, will be readings from works by Literature Award winners John Hersey, Evan Hunter, Sinclair Lewis, Peter DeVries and Hans Wilhelm; a section of the play "Triangles for Two," by Theater Award winners David Wiltse (playwright); Anne Keefe (director) and James Naughton (actor); film selections by Literature/Film Award winners Ring Lardner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Howard Fast and Max Shulman; a performance of "Red Violin Caprice," by Music Award winner John Corigliano, Jr. (composer) and Horizon for upcoming artists winner violinist Igor Pikayzen.

There will also be a musical selection of "Thoroughly Modern Millie," performed by Horizon winner Staples Players.

The program also will include a film recap of Arts Awards ceremonies produced by filmmaker Martin West.

Additional participants are Emmy nominated actor Scott Bryce, son of Theatre Award winner Dorothy Bryce, and Tony Award-winning actor Joanna Gleason.

Emmy Award-winning journalist First Selectman Gordon Joseloff will also be presented with an award for Special Recognition for Lifetime Excellence in Journalism. His award will be presented by Horizon winner photojournalist Spencer Platt.

The works of Visual Arts Awards recipients will also be on view in the exhibit "Framing the Past, Present and Future: 20 Years of the Westport Arts Awards," at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, where a reception will be held following the presentation at Town Hall.

The anniversary celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, visit