On October 24, 2019, Governor and First Lady Kemp, along with the Georgia Council for the Arts, announced the recipients of the eighth annual Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Yearly, the Georgia Building Authority assists the Georgia Council for the Arts in planning this event at the State Capitol. The State Capitol exemplifies a beacon throughout history, housing artwork from generation to generation. Inventive Georgians from across the State come to Capitol Hill every year, showcasing their work and talent, and the Georgia Building Authority is privileged to provide a venue for their artwork to be admired.

Recipients of the 2019 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities:  
• Lucinda W. Bunnen, Atlanta  
• Common Good Atlanta, Atlanta  
• Hermina Glass-Hill, Kennesaw and Midway  
• Christopher Johnson, Cuthbert and Columbus  
• Madison-Morgan Conservancy, Madison-Morgan County  
• Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Augusta and Richmond County  
• Kathy Prescott and Grady Thrasher, Athens and Atlanta  
• Rick McKnight, Columbus  
• Mercer University Press, Macon  
• Angelica Hairston, Atlanta