The Best In Arts & Entertainment: 2020

From fashionable fetes and glam galas to up-and-coming craftsmen and galleries full of gorgeous gems, the Valley is bustling with exciting events, entertainment, and art. readers stay amused with their favorites in arts and entertainment listed below.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2020 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2020 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 2020. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2020 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Acting Studio: Dearing Acting Studio

Best Annual Charity Event: The Junior League of Phoenix’s Annual Rummage Sale

Best Annual Fashion Event: Phoenix Fashion Week

Best Annual Gala: Beach Ball, Phoenix Children Hospital

Best Annual Valley Event: Ostrich Festival

Best Annual Valley Event: Large Scale: Waste Management Phoenix Open

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

Best Auto Auction: Barrett-Jackson

Best Children’s Theatre: Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

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

Best Concert Venue: Orpheum Theatre

Best Dance Studio: Adaptive Force Performing Arts

Best Haunted House: Crypt Haunted Attractions, Fiesta Mall

Best Improv Group: The Improvisors

Best Local Art Studio: Leila Parnian Art Studio

Best Local Artist: Leila Parnian

Best Local Band/Musician: Steve Ayotte

Best Local Filmmaker/Videographer: Albert Lee Films

Best Museum: Arizona Science Center

Best Photo Booth: Cruisin’ Photo Bus

Best Record Store: Zia Record Exchange

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: Lighthouse Theater

Best Worship Team: The Rock Church – Goodyear

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