comScore

Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Director

Wendy Knox

Wendy Knox is Frank Theatre. The company she founded is now in its 30th season of tackling some of the biggest, weirdest, most ambitious, and most important plays in the canon. When it comes to venues, she thinks way outside the box: For last year’s Frank production of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit, Knox took her sprawling cast to the Minnesota Transportation Museum. And Knox also excels in more conventional settings. She directed Park Square’s recent production of Marie and Rosetta, shaping the rich development of a complex relationship and clearing space for thrilling musical moments.

Best Theater Troupe Theatre Coup d'Etat

Best Play Guthrie's West Side Story

Best Actor C. Michael Menge

Best Theater Mixed Blood Theatre

Best Dance Company TU Dance Company

Best Choreographer Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Best Dance Performance ICON SAM: Temple Dances

Best Movie Theater Lagoon Cinema

Best Standup Comic Rana May

Best Open Mic (Comedy) Red Menace at Erik the Red

Best Comedy Club Acme Comedy Co.

Best Comedy Podcast I Love You, Mana

Best Museum Minnesota History Center

Best Museum Exhibition Siah Armajani: Follow This Line

Best Permanent Collection Piece The Bell Museum's Woolly Mammoth

Best Gallery Exhibition Kinngait Studios: Printmaking in the Arctic Circle

Best Art Gallery Modus Locus

Best Public Art American Indian Center

Best Place to Buy Art Supplies Wet Paint

Best Art Event MayDay Parade and Festival

Best Bookstore (New) Birchbark Books and Native Arts

Best Bookstore (Used) Cream & Amber

Best Author Marlon James

Best Book (Fiction) 'Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories' by Kelly Barnhill

Best Book (Nonfiction) 'The Infamous Harry Hayward' by Shawn Francis Peters

Best Fashion Event Minneapolis Vintage Market

Best Fashion Designer Hackwith Design House