Best Of 2020

Best of the Bay 2020 Arts & Entertainment: Our readers and critics pick the best in local theater, poets, museums and so much more.

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Critics' Picks

Best Acid Trip Comedown

Best Art By Mail

Best Beautiful Reminder That We’re Wasteful Pieces of Shit

Best BLM Protest Sign-Making Station

Best Comedian

Best Comedic Love For Tampa

Best Comedy Club Comeback

Best Footwork

Best Four-Wheeled It’s About Time

Best iPhone Movie Workshop

Best Live Drawing Show

Best Local Art Collective

Best New Facebook Group To Keep In Touch With Tampa Bay’s Creative Community Without Getting COVID-19

Best New New Year’s Eve Tradition

Best Online Making Art Campaign

Best Public Art Primer

Best Raising Awareness For Human Trafficking

Best Remember Us When You’re A Megastar

Best Up-And-Coming Comedian

Best Use of LEGOs

Best Virtual Art Trailblazing

Best Virtual Cinema

Best Virtual Literary Litertainment During Lockdown

Best Virtual Talent Show


Readers' Picks

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Art Gallery (non-museum)

Best Art Party

Best Book by a Local Author Published in the Last 12 Months

Best Burlesque Act

Best Choreographer

Best Dance Club

Best Dance Company

Best Dancer

Best Drag Performer

Best Film Festival

Best Filmmaker

Best Gallery (Non-Museum) Show

Best Improv Team

Best Literary Event

Best Literary Journal

Best Magician

Best Museum

Best Museum Exhibit

Best Open Mic Night (Comedy)

Best Open Mic Night (Poetry)

Best Performing Arts Center

Best Photographer

Best Place to Bowl

Best Place to Play Pool

Best Playwright

Best Public Artwork

Best Singles Hangout

Best Spoken Word Artist

Best Stage Director

Best Stand-Up Comedian

Best Stand-Up Comedy Venue

Best Strip Club

Best Theater Company

Best Theater Production

Best Underground Cinema Event

Best Visual Art Curator

Best Visual Art Festival

Best Visual Artist

See all winners from Best of the Bay 2020.

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