Our Pick of the week is L.A. Weekly’s annual ART PARTY, Artopia, which takes place at OUE Skyspace in DTLA THIS Saturday, November 5th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s event is curated by DUBLAB and L.A. Weekly Managing Editor Drew Tewsbury. Celebrate the vibrant arts and culture scene of Los Angeles.
“DUBLAB is partnering with L.A. Weekly in curating Artopia 2016. The LA based non-profit radio station is bringing its unique vision and approach in presenting a wide-ranging community of artists across disciplines and styles. Starting with the soundtrack provided by DUBLAB DJs, video art, installations, dance and music performances, sculptures, interactive/participatory projects and even scents will be what makes this Artopia unique. From the top of the city at OUE Skyspace, DUBLAB will showcase what the organization feels is representative of the Los Angeles creative community and beyond.” – Ale Cohen, Executive Director, DUBLAB
“Throughout the year, L.A. Weekly scours our city’s expansive creative communities, surfacing the edgiest, and most forward-thinking art and culture discovered by our astute team of writers, videographers, photographers, and editors. Artopia is our chance to bring together a select a select group of creatives who are somehow pushing the boundaries of culture and redefining the ways we think of art. For one night, we turn a space into a virtual edition of our issue, as attendees experience first hand the music, art, food, and cocktails that grace our pages and website. For this edition of Artopia, we’re especially proud to be partnering with DUBLAB, a stellar nexus of L.A.’s music and artistic communities, who have been on the forefront of cultural output and activity over the last 17 years.” – Drew Tewksbury, Managing Editor, L.A. Weekly
This year’s event will feature live music, performances, and art installations from some of the city’s most respected artists including: Indiecade, Dan T, DJ Domo (NHK), Art of Olfaction, Mecca, Philip Rugo, Alex Pelly, Electric Sound Bath, jamie wolfe, Kiel Johnson, Induce and Jeepneys with Kendra Dorman with more to come!
In addition to an immersive art experience, Artopia features the “Art of Mixology”, showcasing hand-crafted cocktails, shaken and stirred by some of the city’s best bartenders and light bites from some iconic LA food spots. Event partners include: WVapes, Dark Horse, Spearmint Rhino, Deep Eddy Vodka, DIABOLO Beverages, Beautiful Things LA, Califia Farms, Hustler Hollywood, Bai, Destiny Candle, London Manori and Panache Jewelry.
General Admission tickets are $35 and include entrance to the event as well as wine, beer and alcohol samples, food bites and live entertainment. A limited number of VIP Admission tickets will be available for $55 and includes all of the General Admission perks plus an hour early entry into the event at 7 p.m., VIP exclusive gift bag and free pass to use the OUE Skyspace Skyslide. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE – CLick Here!
A portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit DUBLAB as well as Food Forward.
For more information on Artopia and biographies of the participating artists, check out its hashtag #ArtopiaLA and the website laweekly.com/artopia. Follow L.A. Weekly on Facebook at facebook.com/LAWeekly, twitter @laweeklystreet, Instagram @laweekly and Foursquare
About L.A. Weekly:
L.A. Weekly, and more recently laweekly.com, has Los Angeles covered, with investigative reporting, comprehensive calendar listings and forward-thinking cultural coverage, including daily blogs like the highly regarded Public Spectacle, which covers the city’s arts scene. We keep our readers loyal with stories by some of the country’s finest writers—now accessible through our mobile platforms. L.A. Weekly’s arts, theater and film critics have recently been honored with top prizes from the L.A. Press Club, and in 2007, the paper’s food critic won the first Pulitzer Prize for food criticism.
This is a 21+ event;
General Admission Pricing: Door Pricing: $40* OR PURCHASE ONLINE for $35 (September 26th @12am – November 4th at 5pm)
VIP Admission Pricing: Door Pricing: $60* OR PURCHASE ONLINE for $55 (September 26th @12am – November 4th at 5pm)
What: Art Party
Where: OUE Skyspace, 633 W 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
When: 8:00pm-11:00pm General Admission or 7:00pm-8:00pm VIP