Readers’ Poll Winners: Arts & Culture

How You Voted

Best Album
Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown

Best Art Gallery
Pro Arts

Best Arts Organization
Rock Paper Scissors Collective

Best Artsy Cafe
Mama Buzz

Best Band
Green Day

Best Blogger
A Better Oakland

Best Book
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food

Best Church Music
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Best Club
Yoshi’s

Best Concert Venue
Paramount Theatre

Best Dance Club
Ashkenaz

Best Event
First Friday Art Murmur

Best Festival
Art & Soul

Best Jukebox
Bette’s Oceanview Diner

Best Museum
Oakland Museum of California

Best Musician
Kev Choice

Best New Culture Scene
First Friday Art Murmur

Best Painter
J.B. Lowe

Best Performer
Nobunny

Best Photographer
Nan Phelps

Best Purveyor of Local Crafts
Rock Paper Scissors
Collective

Best Sculptor
J.B. Lowe

Best Singer or MC
Too $hort

Best Theatrical Production
Faust at Ashby Stage

Best Warehouse Parties
You Know Who You Are

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