Arts and Culture

Best of Madison 2017: Arts and Entertainment

BOM 2017 Arts and Entertainment finalists

Art Gallery

  1. Hatch Art House
  2. Overture Galleries
  3. Edgewood College Gallery

Classical Arts Group

  1. Madison Symphony Orchestra 
  2. Edgewood College Music Department 
  3. Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra 


  1. Doug Moe 
  2. Dylan Brogan 
  3. John Nichols and Aaron R. Conklin (tie)

Local Actor

  1. Clare Arena Haden
  2. Casem AbuLughod
  3. Jason Compton 

Local Band or Singer

  1. 5th GEAR
  2. Madison County 
  3. Thirsty Jones 

Local Blog

  1. Love, Madison Weddings 
  2. Things I Made Today 
  3. Eat Laugh Craft

Local Website


Morning Radio Team

  1. Jonathan & Kitty (105.5 Triple M) 
  2. Jackson & Ashley (Q106.3) 
  3. Pat O’Neill & Bob Bonner (Magic 98) (Magic 98’s morning show is now hosted by Pat O’Neill and Lanette Hansen)

Movie Theater

  1. Marcus Palace Cinema 
  2. Sundance Cinemas 
  3. Marcus Point Cinema 


  1. Madison Children’s Museum
  2. Chazen Museum of Art 
  3. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 

News Team

  1. Christine Bellport, Charlie Shortino & Amy Pflugshaupt (NBC15) 
  2. Dannika Lewis, Adam Schrager & Haddie McLean (WISC-TV News 3)
  3. Amber Noggle & Greg Jeschke (WKOW 27)

Performance Venue

  1. The Overture Center for the Arts 
  2. High Noon Saloon
  3. The Orpheum Theater

Performing Arts Group

  1. Forward Theater Company 
  2. Madison Symphony Orchestra 
  3. Children’s Theater of Madison


  1. Paulius Musteikis Photography 
  2. Ilana Natasha Photography
  3. Maureen Cassidy Photography

TV Personality

  1. Amber Noggle (WKOW 27)
  2. Eric Franke (WISC-TV News 3)
  3. Charlie Shortino (NBC15)

Youth Performing Arts Group

  1. Young Shakespeare Players 
  2. Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras 
  3. Children’s Theater of Madison


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