Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Recap of ArtopiaLA 2017 at Union Station

Photos by Karen Ostlund
EFFEN vodka menu

“DUBLAB partnered up with L.A. Weekly to curate another Artopia,
August 26th 2017, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Union Station downtown LA.
The LA based non-profit radio station returned with its unique vision and approach in presenting a wide-ranging community of artists across disciplines and styles. 
People arriving to ArtopiaLA, Hubert's Lemonade and Time Machine photobooth
Courvoisier Cognac, Yellow Cars cocktails

"DUBLAB DJs, video art, installations, live dance and music performances, sculptures, interactive/participatory projects; all amongst the historically gorgeous architecture of Union Station what maked this Artopia unique.” said Ale Cohen, Executive Director, DUBLAB 
THEE NINES leather art

       This year’s event featured live music, DJs, performance artists, art installations, and live activations from some of the city’s most well reputed artists including: Keren Oo, Art of Olfaction, Indiecade, Alex Pelly, Everything is Terrible!, Beat Cinema, Materials and Applications, Spinagu, Michael Flechtner, Valerie Rose, Amanda Maciel Antunes, Chad Goei, Alone, Adult Contemporary, Jana Cruder, Ania Catherine, Ty Joseph, Julie Weitz, Kate Parsons, Michael Flechtner, ALONE and Casey Butler.
Jerry Maguire, interactive art labyrinth
Ty Joseph art

In addition to an immersive art experience, the soirée featured handcrafted cocktail samples, shaken and stirred by some of the city’s best bartenders, and light bites from some iconic LA food spots as Smorgasburg.
On The Bored artist Chad Goei

Event partners included: Angel City, Effen and Courvoisier, The Dudes’ Brewing Co., Pabst Blue Ribbon, Califia Farms, Bai, Health Ade Kombucha, Hubert’s, Amoeba, Imperfect Produce, Zico, The Greek, Soylent, LA Art Tours and Flow Water. 
 “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 things done". 
Echo and Air designers, painted canvas design
"For this year’s Artopia, L.A. Weekly’s annual festival celebrating
the creative spirit,  said
Drew Tewksbury, Managing Editor, L.A. Weekly.
"What better place to host artists, dancers, pop-up performances, stellar chefs and deejays than the ancestral center of this city, the historical home to thousands of travelers who come to our town with a suitcase and a dream? "
Keren Oo artist

Valerie Rose

A portion of this year’s proceeds went to benefit the non-profit dublab.

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