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Arts & Culture - Reader' Picks 

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Best Arts Event/Festival

1st The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival,
2nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival,
3rd Nude Nite Art Exposé,

Best Art Night (Recurring)

1st Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday,
2nd Third Thursday Gallery Hop – Downtown Arts District
3rd Blank Space Art Market (now closed)

Best Arts Advocate

1st Donna Dowless,
2nd Parker Sketch,
3rd Terry Olson

Best Local Artist

1st Andrew Spear,
2nd Thomas Thorspecken, analogartistdigitalworld
3rd Karen Russell,

Best Local Author

1st Jeff Ashton,
2nd Liz Langley,
3rd Bob Morris,

Best Local Poet/Spoken Word Artist

1st Tod Caviness, @wiggystarbucks
2nd Patrick Scott Barnes,
3rd Curtis Meyer,

Best Local Playwright

1st Michael Wanzie,
2nd Tod Kimbro,
3rd Nicole Antonia Carson

Best Gallery

1st CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave., 407-648-7060,
2nd Twelve21 Gallery, 1221-C N. Orange Ave., 407-982-4357,
3rd Mother Falcon/The Falcon Bar, 819 E. Washington St., 407-423-3060,

Best Museum

1st Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., 407-896-4231,
2nd Morse Museum, 445 North Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-645-5311,
3rd Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., 407-514-2000,

Best Movie Theater

1st Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 407-629-0054,
2nd Cobb Plaza, 155 S. Orange Ave., 407-982-5444
3rd Regal Winter Park Village, 510 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-628-0035

Best Radio Station

1st WPRK 91.5 FM "The Voice of Rollins College,"
2nd WTKS 104.1-FM "Real Radio,"
3rd WXXL 106.7-FM "XL 106.7,"

Best Dance Company

1st Orlando Ballet,
2nd Voci Dance,
3rd Yow Dance,

Best Theater Company

1st Mad Cow Theatre, 105 S. Magnolia Ave., 407-297-8788,
2nd (tie): Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 812 E. Rollins St., 407-447-1700,
2nd (tie): Skill Focus: Burlesque,
3rd SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave., 407-648-0001,

Best Theater Space

1st Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., 407-447-1700,
2nd The Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St., 407-896-7365,
3rd Theater Downtown, 2113 N. Orange Ave., 407-841-0083,

Best Graffiti Wall

1st Drunken Monkey, 444 N. Bumby Ave., 407-893-4994,
2nd Black Chapel Tattoo, 693 N. Orange Ave., Suite 200, 407-420-9636,
3rd Pho 88, 730 N. Mills Ave., 407-897-3488,

Best Mural

1st Whose Line Is It, Anyway?, Thomas Thorspecken, Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.
2nd Hideaway Mural, at Hideaway Bar, Andrew Spear, 516 Virginia Drive
3rd Elephant Mural, at Sam Flax, Andrew Spear, 1800 E. Colonial Drive

Best Public Art

1st Mills 50 utility boxes, various artists and locations,
2nd The SIT Project, Brendan O'Connor, various locations:
3rd Light Waves, Christopher Janney, Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.,

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)



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