Best Of 2012: Culture

Reader's Poll Results

March 21, 2012

Best Art Gallery

Marin

Gallery Route One

11101 Hwy. 1, Ste. 101, Pt. Reyes Station.415.663.1347.

Napa

di Rosa

5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa.707.226.5991.

Sonoma

Quicksilver Mine Co.

6671 Front St., Forestville.707.887.0146.

Honorable Mention Tie

Ren Brown Collection

1781 Coast Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay.707.875.2922.

Riverfront Art Gallery

132 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.707.775.4278.

Best Museum

Marin

Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito.415.339.3900.

Napa

Napa Valley Museum

55 President's Circle, Yountville.707.944.0500.

Sonoma

Charles M Schulz Museum

2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa.707.579.4452.

Honorable Mention

Sonoma County Museum

425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa.707.579.1500.

Best Outdoor Art Event

Marin

Sausalito Art & Wine Festival

www.sausalitoartfestival.org

Napa

Napa Art on First

www.artscouncilnapavalley.org

Sonoma

ARTrails

www.sonomaarts.com/artrails

Honorable Mention

Handcar Regatta

Railroad Square, Santa Rosa.

Best Movie Theater

Marin

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth St., San Rafael.415.454.1222.

Napa

Cameo Cinema

1340 Main St., St. Helena.707.963.9779.

Sonoma

Summerfield Cinemas

551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa.707.522.0719.

Honorable Mention

Roxy 14 Stadium

85 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.707.522.0330.

Best Film Festival

Marin

Mill Valley Film Festival

www.mvff.com

Napa

Napa Valley Film Festival

www.napavalleyfilmfest.org

Sonoma

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

www.sebastopolfilmfestival.org

Honorable Mention

Sonoma International Film Festival

www.sonomafilmfest.org

Best Ballet Company

Marin

Marin Ballet

100 Elm St., San Rafael.415.453.6705.

Napa

Napa Valley Ballet

1755 Industrial Way #25, Napa.707.294.8820.

Sonoma

Sebastopol Ballet

390 Morris St., Sebastopol.707.824.8006.

Honorable Mention

Petaluma City Ballet

110 Howard St., Petaluma.707.765.2660.

Best Performing Dance Company

Marin

Roco Dance & Fitness

237 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley.415.388.6786.

Napa

Platinum Dance Company

www.platinumdancecompany.com

Sonoma

WildCard Belly Dance

www.wildcardbellydance.com

Honorable Mention

Joweh!

www.terrianneandjoweh.com

Best Dance Studio

Marin

Roco Dance & Fitness

237 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley.415.388.6786.

Napa

Academy of Danse

1123 Jordan Lane, Napa. 707.226.6170.

Sonoma

The Dance Center

56 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa.707.575.8277.

Honorable Mention

Ellington Hall

3535 Industrial Lane, Ste. B4, Santa Rosa. 707.545.6150.

Best Place to Dance

Marin

George's Nightclub

842 Fourth St., San Rafael.415.226.0262.

Napa

Bistro Sabor

1126 First St., Napa.707.252.0555.

Sonoma

Last Day Saloon

120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa.707.545.2343.

Honorable Mention

Christy's on the Square

96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. 707.528.8565.

Best Media Personality

Marin

Jerry Lunsford, KWMR 90.5-FM & 89.9-FM

1431 State Route 1, Ste. 8, Pt. Reyes.415.663.8068.

Napa

Kellie Fuller, KVYN 99.3-FM

1124 Foster Road, Napa.707.257.8463.

Sonoma

Brent Farris, KZST 100.1-FM

3392 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.707.528.4434.

Honorable Mention

Bill Bowker, KRSH 95.9-FM

3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa.707.588.0707.

Best Festival

Marin

West End Village Celebration

www.wevcelebration.com

Napa

First Place Tie

Blues, Brews & BBQ

www.napadowntown.com

Mustard Mud & Music Festival

www.calistogavisitors.com

Sonoma

Harmony Festival

www.harmonyfestival.com

Honorable Mention

Handcar Regatta

Railroad Square, Santa Rosa.

Best Music Festival

Marin

Fairfax Festival

142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax.415.453.1584.

Napa

Mondavi Jazz Festival

7801 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville.1.888.766.6328.

Sonoma

Harmony Festival

www.harmonyfestival.com

Honorable Mention

Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival

www.omegaevents.com

Best Charity Event

Marin

Great Chefs & Wineries

www.greatchefsandwineries.org

Napa

Auction Napa Valley

www.napavintners.com

Sonoma

Catwalk for a Cure

www.sutterpacific.org

Honorable Mention

Human Race

www.volunteernow.org

Best Performing Arts Center

Marin

College of Marin Performing Arts Building

835 College Ave., Kentfield.415.485.9385.

Napa

Napa Valley Opera House

1030 Main St., Napa.707.226.7372.

Sonoma

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.707.527.7006.

Honorable Mention

Sixth Street Playhouse

52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa.707.523.4185.

Best Theater Troupe

Marin

Marin Theatre Company

397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley.415.388.5200.

Napa

Napa Valley Players

1637 Imola Ave., Napa.707.255.5483.

Sonoma

Sixth Street Playhouse

52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa.707.523.4185.

Honorable Mention

The Imaginists Theatre Collective

461 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa.707.528.7554.

Best Band

Marin

Petty Theft

www.pettytheftrocks.com

Napa

Deluna

www.facebook.com/delunaonline

Sonoma

The Pat Jordan Band

www.patjordanband.com

Honorable Mention

Dgiin

dgiinmusic@gmail.com

Best Music Venue

Marin

George's Nightclub

842 Fourth St., San Rafael.415.226.0262.

Napa

Uptown Theatre

1350 Third St., Napa.707.259.0123.

Sonoma

Mystic Theatre

23 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma.707.765.9211.

Honorable Mention

Hopmonk Tavern

230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol.707.829.7308.

691 Broadway, Sonoma.707.935.9100.

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