The Best In Arts & Entertainment: 2019

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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 2019 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2019 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 2019. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2019 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here (email by February 15, 2019 to confirm your placement).


Best Acting Studio: Dearing Acting Studio

Best Annual Charity Event: Phoenix Tools 4 School – HeroZona Foundation

Best Annual Fashion Event: Scottsdale Fashion Week

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

Best Annual Valley Event: Christmas at the Princess

Best Large Scale Annual Valley Event: Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Best Annual Valley Music Event: RELEASE Pool Party Series at Talking Stick Resort

Best Children’s Theatre: Greasepaint Youtheatre

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

Best Concert Venue: The Pressroom

Best Dance Studio: Chandler Dance Center

Best Haunted House: Crypt Haunted Attractions, Fiesta Mall

Best Improv Group: Chaos Comedy

Best Local Art Studio: Gallery Andrea

Best Local Artist: April Howland, Howland Studios

Best Local Band/Musician: SoSco Duo

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

Best Museum: Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Best Photo Booth: MISGIF

Best Record Store: The Record Room

Best Rooftop For Events: Hotel Valley Ho Skyline Rooftop

Best Special Event Venue: Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects

Best Tattoo Artist: Jason Anthony, Golden Rule

Best Theatre: Herberger Theatre

Best Worship Team: The Rock Church Goodyear

AFM Faves

Best Automobile Auction: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

Best Photobooth: Snapbooth

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