Best of Columbus 2009

More City Life winners

From the More City Life winners edition

Best Festival

ComFest

Web: comfest.com

Runners up: Columbus Arts Festival, Jazz & Rib Fest

Best Sports Mascot

Brutus Buckeye

Web: ohiostatebuckeyes.com

Runners up: Stinger, Crew Cat

Best Comedy Night

Funny Bone Comedy Club

145 Easton Town Ctr., Easton

614-471-5653

Web: gofunnybone.com

Runners up: Shadowbox Cabaret, Surly Girl Saloon

Best Dance Company

BalletMet Columbus

322 Mt. Vernon Ave., Downtown

614-229-4860

Web: balletmet.org

Runners up: Pinnell Dance Centre, Anatomical Scenario

Best Art Gallery

Hayley Art Gallery

45 Second St., New Albany

614-855-4856

Web: hayleygallery.com

Runners up: Rivet, Art Access Gallery

Best Public Art

Short North "Mona Lisa"

Web: shortnorth.org

Runners up: Dublin "Field of Corn," CCAD "ART"

Best Billboard/Advertisement

Nationwide "Spilled Paint"

Corner of High & Spring streets, Downtown

Web: orangebarrelmedia.com

Runners up: Pabst Blue Ribbon, The Soldier Project

Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners

Short North

Web: shortnorth.org

Runners up: Easton, North Market

Best Neighborhood

Short North

Web: shortnorth.org

Runners up: German Village, Clintonville

Best Park

Goodale Park

Web: recparks.columbus.gov

Runners up: Schiller Park, Park of Roses