L.A. Weekly is excited to announce the line-up for this year’s Artopia at Union Station in DTLA! On Saturday, August 26th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., join us as DUBLAB and L.A. Weekly Managing Editor Drew Tewksbury curate yet another tantalizing celebration of the vibrant arts and culture scene of Los Angeles.
“Los Angeles is the creative capital of the world. No other city cultivates creativity like L.A., where art, music, film and fashion are an ever-present part of our cultural landscape. We are a city of dreamers and doers driven by imagination and the wherewithal to get shit done. For this year’s Artopia, L.A. Weekly’s annual festival celebrating the creative spirit, we’re throwing a bash in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, at the historic Union Station. What better place to host artists, dancers, pop-up performances, stellar chefs and deejays that the ancestral center of this city, the historical home to hordes of travelers who come to our town with a suitcase and a dream? We again teamed up with Dub lab, the culture curators and radio station who helped make last year’s Artopia a sensation atop a skyscraper, to showcase a standout selection of L.A.’s most visionary artists, musicians and performers. In Los Angeles, creativity is everywhere; Artopia is your entry point to the best our city has to offer.” – Drew Tewksbury, Managing Editor, L.A. Weekly]
“DUBLAB is partnering up with L.A. Weekly to curate yet another Artopia (2017). The LA based non-profit radio station is returning with its unique vision and approach in presenting a wide-ranging community of artists across disciplines and styles. DUBLAB DJs, video art, installations, live dance and music performances, sculptures, interactive/participatory projects; all amongst the historically gorgeous architecture of Union Station will be what makes this Artopia unique.” – Ale Cohen, Executive Director, DUBLAB
This year’s event will feature live music, DJs, performance artists, art installations, and live activations from some of the city’s most well reputed artists including: Keren Oo, Elsewhere, Art of Olfaction, Indiecade, Alex Pelly, and even more yet to be announced!
In addition to an immersive art experience, the soirée will feature handcrafted cocktails, shaken and stirred by some of the city’s best bartenders, and light bites from some iconic LA food spots.
Event partners include: Angel City, Effen and Courvoisier, Barefoot Wines, The Dudes’ Brewing Co., Pabst Blue Ribbon, Califia Farms, Bai, Health Ade Kombucha, Hubert’s, Amoeba, Imperfect Produce, Zico, The Greek, and more.
Tickets are on sale now at [http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1498996?utm_source=law&utm_medium=press]. General Admission tickets are $25 and include entrance to the event as well as wine, beer and spirits samples, food bites, and live entertainment. A limited number of VIP Admission tickets will be available for $45 and include all of the General Admission perks in addition to hour early entry into the event to enjoy premium sampling and an exclusive VIP gift bag.
A portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit the non-profit DUBLAB.
For more information on Artopia and biographies of the participating artists, check out our hashtag, #ArtopiaLA and our website, artopia.laweekly.com.
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We hope to see you there!
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