L.A. Weekly’s Artopia is Back With A Culture Profusion, Thursday, April 30th 2015, from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Container Yard in DTLA L.A. Weekly is excited to present Artopia at The Container Yard in the heart of the arts district in DTLA! LAArtParty.com is a proud sponsor.

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Join us Thursday, April 30th, from 8Aprl-30-Artopia500x650pm-11pm for LA Weekly’s annual celebration of the vibrant arts and culture scene in Los Angeles! Art, fashion, music, food, mixology and fun await you as you step into a wonderland that will excite all of your senses. Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, this event is sure to inspire.

“My vision for ARTOPIA this year continues and expands on the theme of interactivity, immersion, and experience that animated the 2014 edition — but this year, with a little more peace and love in the mix. Along with the return of favorites like Bohemian Society’s edgy live body-painting textiles performance, and Debi Cable’s Instagram-breaking 3D Art Gallery, ARTOPIA invites a cast of engaging, beauty-obsessed installation and performance artists and progressive video programmers to celebrate the release of the Weekly’s People Issue by genuinely showing our love for the people. Setting the audio atmosphere for a night of hosted bars, botanical stimulation, appreciation of the human body, and the magic of art being made before your eyes will be the one and only Jeremy Sole — friend of all things beautiful, and so much more than just your favorite DJ.” – Shana Nys Dambrot

In its third year, Artopia take place at The Container Yard and will feature live art, music, fashion, artisanal cocktails and food trucks. The Container Yard is a creative space born out of the evolution of the DTLA Arts District. They aim to create a culture of innovative ideas through adding a new perspective on what a creative space is and can be. Embracing such a unique perspective during this time in DTLA, The Container Yard is a destination of ever evolving change with a backdrop of some of the most impressive street art one can find anywhere around the world. CODE Phrase: Art & Cocktails…my Favorite!  Win tix to THIS event…Find out how on LA Art Party’s FB Page.

Confirmed artists include: Victor Wilde and Bohemian Society, Mud Baron, Debi Cable. Mikael B., Amy Kaps, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario and Jeremy Sole, with more to come… In addition to an immersive art experience, Artopia will offer guests hand-crafted cocktails, shaken and stirred by the city’s most respected bartenders. Cocktails will showcase liquors fromthe Beam-Suntory family of brands. A curated selection of Los Angeles’ hottest food trucks will on hand to enhance the evening by selling their signature dishes to hungry art aficionados. Last but not least, new to Artopia this year is the Artisan Village, filled with vendors and artists who will be showcasing and selling unique and handcrafted art and gift items. Curated by Melissa Richardson Banks aka Downtown Muse and South BayMuse with Edgar Varela aka EVFA;  collectively of WeAreDTLA, this artist village will be a definite highlight of the event!

The Artopia event is also a celebration of L.A. Weekly’s annual People Issue, which is on stands April 30th and profiles the people in Los Angeles we find most fascinating — from movie stars and musicians to inventors, athletes, entrepreneurs and visionaries.

April30-Artopia-screenshotSee Image: 3D art by Debi Cable

For more info about Debi Cable’s Blacklight Art, see her FB Page.

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.

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What: Artopia
Where: The Container Yard, 800 E 4th St., LA 90013
When: 8pm-11pm
Website: http://microapp.laweekly.com/artopia/2015/