With fashionable fetes to glam galas galore, the Valley is bustling with high-profile events and exciting entertainment. AZFoothills.com 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.
THE WINNERS LIST: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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
Best Automobile Auction: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Best Local Band/Musician: Michael Land
Best Photo Booth: MISGIF