Best (and Oldest) Independent Arts Space - 2003
Intersection for the Arts
In its 38 years of existence, Intersection for the Arts has established itself as a local powerhouse, showcasing some of the most visionary, provocative art and performance in the city. In its cozy 70-seat theater and spacious gallery, the organization features a calendar with an eclectic mix of live music, lectures, theater, readings, and visual art, from the likes of Alice Walker, bell hooks, the Marcus Shelby Orchestra, and numerous other boundary-pushing artists. Intersection has also taken its role as a community space seriously, incubating smaller arts groups and serving as the home base for Campo Santo, an acclaimed Latino theater company.