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. AZFoothills.com 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.
THE WINNERS LIST: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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