Readers' Poll Winners: Arts & Music

Best Art Classes
The Crucible
1260 7th St., Oakland, 510-444-0919, TheCrucible.org
Runner Up
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave., Richmond, 510-620-6772, RichmondArtCenter.org

Best Art Supplies Store
East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
4695 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-547-6470, CreativeReuse.org
Runner Up
FLAX Art and Design
1501 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, 510-867-2324, FLAXArt.com

Best Band
Fantastic Negrito
FantasticNegrito.com
Runner Up
Shannon and the Clams
ShannonandtheClams.com

Best Gallery
SoleSpace
1714 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-306-1585, SoleSpace.com
Runner Up
Betti Ono
1427 Broadway, Oakland, 510-473-5919, BettiOno.com

Best Museum
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, 510-318-8400, MuseumCA.org
Runner Up
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St., Berkeley, 510-642-0808, BAMPFA.org

Best Musical Instruments Shop
Acme House of Music
4444 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, 510-655-2263, AcmeHouseofMusic.com
Runner Up
Subway Guitars
1800 Cedar St., Berkeley, 510-841-4106, FatDogs-SubwayGuitars.com

Best New Arts Venue
Elbo Room
311 Broadway, Oakland, 510-808-7650, ElboRoomJackLondon.com
Runner Up
Cornerstone
2367 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510-214-8600, CornerstoneBerkeley.com

Best Open Mic
The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510-841-0188, TheStarryPlough.com
Runner Up
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St., Ste. 170, 510-844-4120, OaklandOctopus.org

Best Place for Literary Events
Laurel Bookstore
1423 Broadway, Oakland, 510-452-9232, LaurelBookstore.com
Runner Up
Moe’s Books
2476 Telegraph Ave., 510-849-2087, MoesBooks.com

Best Place to See a Play
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison St., Berkeley, 510-647-2949, BerkeleyRep.org
Runner Up
Shotgun Players
1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, 510-841-6500 ext. 303, ShotgunPlayers.org

Best Record Label
1-2-3-4 Go! Records
1234GoRecords.com
Runner Up
Slumberland Records
SlumberlandRecords.com

Best Record Shop
Amoeba Records
2455 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, 510-549-1125, Amoeba.com
Runner Up
1-2-3-4 Go! Records
420 40th St., Ste. 5, Oakland, 510-985-0325, 1234GoRecords.com

Best Recording Studio
Fantasy Studios
2600 Tenth St., Berkeley, 510-486-2038, FantasyStudios.com
Runner Up
Live Oak Studio
1300 Arch St., Berkeley, 510-540-0177

Best Theater Company
Berkeley Repertory Theater
2025 Addison St., Berkeley, 510-647-2949, BerkeleyRep.org
Runner Up
Shotgun Players
1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, 510-841-6500 ext. 303, ShotgunPlayers.org

Best Venue for Local Music
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, 510-444-7474, TheNewParish.com
Runner Up
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St., Berkeley, 510-644-2020, TheFreight.org

Category We Didn’t Think Of
Best Improv
All Out Comedy Theater
2525 Telegraph Ave., Ste. B, Oakland, 510-761-7279, AllOutComedyTheater.com
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