Best of Our Valley 2021: Arts & Entertainment

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Despite COVID-19 putting a damper on the fashionable fetes and glam galas for the 2020 calendar year. We still wanted to highlight many of the organizations and individual adaptations to virtual and CDC 2020 regulated events.

2021 is around the corner; hopefully, these events, galas, up-and-coming artisans, theaters, and galleries will be able to display their creations again for us all. readers stay amused with their favorites in arts and entertainment listed below.

These are the AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2021 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the 2021 issues of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best entertainment spots and individuals 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 2021. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2021 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Acting Studio: Musical Theatre of Anthem

Best Annual Charity Event: Walk to Save Animals, Arizona Animal Welfare League

Best Annual Gala: Jump Ball, Phoenix Suns Charities

Best Annual Valley Event: Country Thunder Music Festival

Best Annual Valley Event: Large Scale: Waste Management Phoenix Open & Arizona State Fair

Best Annual Valley Music Event: Phoenix Lights

Best Auto Auction: Barrett-Jackson

Best Children’s Theatre: Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

Best Civic Organization: The Phoenix Thunderbirds

Best Concert Venue: The Pressroom

Best Comedian: Eric Bernal

Best Dance Studio: Club Dance Studio

Best Haunted House: Crypt Haunted Attractions, Fiesta Mall & 13th Floor Haunted House, Phoenix

Best Improv Group: Light Rail Pirates

Best Local Art Studio: Gallery Andrea

Best Local Artist: Moon Mermaid

Best Local Band/Musician: Radiofix

Best Local Filmmaker/Videographer: Danny Raustadt – Bigger Picture Images

Best Museum: Arizona Science Center

Best Photo Booth: Snap Booth Entertainment

Best Rooftop For Events: Degree 270 at Talking Stick Resort

Best Special Event Venue: Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects

Best Tattoo Artist: Kevin Bradley Jr. – Sea of Ink Tattoo

Best Theatre: Musical Theatre of Anthem

Best Worship Team: The Rock Church – Goodyear

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