Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Gallery Exhibition

Julie Buffalohead

Julie Buffalohead’s point of view is intrepid, playful, and fiercely vulnerable. Much has been written about the Scaffold debacle, a playground-like piece representing the largest mass execution (38 Dakota men) in U.S. history, briefly installed at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Yet Buffalohead’s visual commentary is perhaps the most eloquent. At an exhibition at Bockley Gallery last fall, Buffalohead employed her sly subversion, creating a work that dwarfed the monumental scale of Sam Durant’s ill-conceived structure and folded in the other iconic works of the park. Another piece of note featured dancing rabbits and a tutu-wearing coyote, frolicking below an upside-down American flag in front of an imposing sign that read: “You Are On Indian Land.”

Best Comedy Club Acme Comedy Co.

Best Book (Nonfiction) 'First Avenue: Minnesota’s Mainroom'

Best Museum Paisley Park

Best Theater Troupe Sheep Theater

Best Fashion Designer Winsome Goods

Best Public Art United Crushers

Best Choreographer Marcus Jarrell Willis for TU Dance

Best Local Comedy Podcast 'Profession Confession' with Gabe Noah

Best Theater Penumbra Theatre

Best Mural CTUL Building

Best Actress Maeve Moynihan

Best Play 'Annie'

Best Dance Company Ragamala Dance Company

Best Art Gallery The White Page

Best Book (Fiction) 'Gone to Dust'

Best Fashion Event Fashion Week MN

Best Museum Exhibition 'Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe'

Best Movie Theater Trylon Cinema

Best Art Event Spearwave

Best Local Standup Ali Sultan

Best Open Mic (Comedy) The Comedy Corner Underground

Best Author Bao Phi

Best Director Laura Leffler

Best Actor Zack Myers

Best Dance Performance Morgan Thorson’s 'Still Life'

Best Bookstore (Used) Uncle Hugo’s

Best Place to Buy Art Supplies Northwest Graphic Supply Co.

Best Bookstore (New) Moon Palace Books