The Twin Cities arts and culture scene has a lot to be proud of.
So it takes a lot of consideration when choosing the top of the top each year. Folks in the Twin Cities seeking diversions have options: Plays! Underground dance performances! Wild gallery and museum shows! Glam fashion parties! Street festivals! Here is our roundup of the best of the best winners in this year's Best Of the Twin Cities issue.
Best Museum: Paisley Park
Best Museum Exhibition: “Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe”
Best Art Gallery: The White Page
Best Gallery Exhibition: Julie Buffalohead
Best Public Art: United Crushers
Best Mural: CTUL Building
Best Place to Buy Art Supplies: Northwest Graphic Supply Co.
Best Art Event: Spearwave
Best Fashion Event: Fashion Week MN
Best Fashion Designer: Winsome Goods
Best Comedy Club: Acme Comedy Co.
Best Open Mic (Comedy): The Comedy Corner Underground
Best Local Standup: Ali Sultan
Best Local Comedy Podcast: Profession Confession with Gabe Noah
Best Movie Theater: Trylon Cinema
Best Author: Bao Phi
Best Book (Nonfiction): First Avenue: Minnesota’s Mainroom
Best Book (Fiction): Gone to Dust
Best Bookstore (New): Moon Palace Books
Best Bookstore (Used): Uncle Hugo’s
Best Actor: Zack Myers
Best Actress: Maeve Moynihan
Best Director: Laura Leffler
Best Play: Annie
Best Theater Troupe: Sheep Theater
Best Theater: Penumbra Theatre
Best Dance Performance: Morgan Thorson’s Still Life
Best Choreographer: Marcus Jarrell Willis for TU Dance
Best Dance Company: Ragamala Dance Company