Categories We Didn’t Think Of: Arts and Culture

best promoter/ music booker
Sera Sexton
your voting system needs drastic improvement. — blackflip430

Best place to buy functional art
Trax Ceramics Gallery
— Nate Saunders

Music Store / Music School
Acme House of Music(on MacArthur Blvd in Oakland)
A great place to buy instruments & other things musical (new or used), or take lessons, or just to hang out & talk music. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, the atmosphere is relaxed & welcoming. Plus the owners really give back to the community. — Vance Benguiat

Best Venue
oakland metro
Maybe I missed best venue category, but this venue has brought in bigger and better events every month, have made great improvements inside, added more bars, and has a great staff — Sam Kandaghabadi

Best Pet Artist
Amy Jo Evje
— Amy Jo Evje

Best indie porn!
TROUBLEfilms, Courtney Trouble
The ringleader of the queer porn mafia, TROUBLEfilms operations, as well as a ton of the indie porn in the bay, is being made in in oakland these days! — Nick Yapor-Cox

Most Oaklandish
— bhiggins

Best Movie Theater
The New Parkway
— Patrick Krall

Best Local Villain
Lew Wolff
No one has shown more disrespect to Oakland and the East Bay than Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff, who continues to attempt to move the team out of Oakland. Just give up already! Keep the A’s in Oakland! — jzh

best shock artist
The Displayed labors sideshow
These cat’s are effing mind blowing!!!! — Kitty Baker

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