Best in Arts & Entertainment: 2016

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Portrait of young beautiful woman with pink lips

The Valley is always bustling with high-profile happenings and exciting entertainment from fab fashion events to glitzy and glamorous galas. readers stay engaged with their favorites in arts and entertainment listed below.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2016. All winners will be featured in the April 2016 issue of Arizona 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 2016. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2016 Winners logos here. 


Best Acting StudioDearing Acting Studio

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

Best Annual Fashion Event – Xavier College Prep Fashion Show Luncheon

AFM FAV: Best Annual Fashion EventBrophy College Prep Fashion Show Luncheon

Best Annual Gala – Best Buddies Gala

AFM FAV: Best Annual GalaCelebrity Fight Night

Best Annual Valley Event –Scottsdale Polo Championships

Best Annual Valley Event: Large Scale – Scottsdale Culinary Festival

AFM FAV: Best Annual Valley Event: Large ScaleWaste Management Phoenix Open

Best Automobile Auction – Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

Best Children’s TheatreScottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

Best Civic Organization – Phoenix Thunderbirds

Best Concert Venue – Livewire AZ

Best Dance StudioChandler Dance Center

Best Haunted House – Jack and Jills Haunted Hill, Phoenix

Best Improv GroupChaos Comedy

Best Local Art Studio- Mesa Contemporary Arts

Best Local Band/Musician – Elvis Before Noon

Best Museum – Musical Instrument Museum

Best Rooftop For EventsDegree 270 at Talking Stick Resort

Best Special Event Venue – Livewire AZ

Best TheatreBrelby Theatre Company

Best Worship TeamChrist’s Church of the Valley

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