The Best In Arts & Entertainment: 2018

With fashionable fetes to glam galas galore, the Valley is bustling with high-profile events and exciting entertainment. readers stay amused with their favorites in arts and entertainment listed below.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2018 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2087 issue of AZ Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

 As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their Best Of status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2018. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

 Winners, download your 2018 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Acting Studio: Dearing Acting Studio

Best Annual Charity Event: Compassion with Fashion, AZ Humane Society

Best Annual Fashion Event: Xavier Scholarship Fashion Show

Best Annual Gala: Evening to Paws, Arizona Animal Welfare League

Best Annual Valley Event: Christmas at the Princess

Best Annual Valley Event – Large Scale: Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Best Annual Valley Music Event: Decadence AZ

Best Children’s Theatre: Greasepaint Youtheatre

Best Civic Organization: Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club

Best Concert Venue: Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

Best Dance Studio: Ballet Arizona

Best Haunted House: Crypt Haunted Attractions, Fiesta Mall

Best Improv Group: Chaos Comedy

Best Local Art Studio: Gallery Andrea

Best Local Artist: Antoinette Cauley Art

Best Local Band/Musician: SoSco Duo

Best Local Filmaker/Videographer: CS Marketing Studio

Best Museum: Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Best Photo Booth: Snap Booth Entertainment

Best Record Store: Zia

Best Rooftop For Events: Hotel Valley Ho

Best Special Event Venue: Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects

Best Tattoo Artist: TIE between Alexis Kaufman and Jason Anthony, Golden Rule

Best Theatre: Theater Works

Best Worship Team: Scottsdale Bible Church

AFM Faves

Best Automobile Auction: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

Best Local Band/Musician: Michael Land

Best Photo Booth: MISGIF

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