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