Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Fashion Show


Envision has been around for 10 years, so it’s no surprise that by now the event is a well-oiled machine. Twice a year, Envision invites people interested in Twin Cities fashion (and those who just want an excuse to get dressed up) to a party highlighting local designers and boutiques. Past shows have included the likes of Cliché, George Moskal, Idle Child, Kindred Folk, Raul Osorio, and Russell Bourrienne. With 10 or so designers featured at each celebration, it’s clear that the Envision team knows how to make a big runway show with many moving parts work. They care about the designers and their passion, and it shows — even if you didn’t score seats in the front row. The next installment happens this week on Friday, April 21 .

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Best Actor Randy Reyes

Best Actress Shelby Richardson

Best Art Crawl FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl

Best Art Gallery All My Relations Gallery

Best Art Supplies Art Materials

Best Author Louise Erdrich

Best Book (Fiction) 'Knockout' by John Jodzio

Best Book (Nonfiction) 'The King of Skid Row' by James Eli Shiffer

Best Bookstore (New) Milkweed Books

Best Bookstore (Used) Magers & Quinn

Best Choreographer Karen Sherman

Best Comedy Club Joke Joint Comedy Club

Best Dance Company TU Dance

Best Dance Performance James Sewell Ballet's 'Killer Pig'

Best Director Peter Rothstein

Best Fashion Designer Russell Bourrienne

Best Gallery Exhibition Lindsay Rhyner: "PRV's"

Best Movie Theater Showplace ICON Theatre at West End

Best Museum Walker Art Center

Best Museum Exhibition Ken Gonzales-Day: "Shadowlands"

Best Open Mic (Comedy) Sisyphus Brewing

Best Play 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' at Jungle Theater

Best Public Art Erin Sayer's Prince stencils

Best Standup Comic Greg Coleman II

Best Theater Jungle Theater

Best Theater Troupe Sandbox Theatre