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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

Each month the LAArtParty staff, led by Kathy Leonardo decides which events will be featured. Posted at noon on the Thursday prior to the last week of the month, LAArtParty.com features the Top Ten Art Parties, plus other fun events each month. VIP subscribers find out ONE week prior to the public and receive discounts and invites to VIP parties throughout the year.

See Contact Page to find out how to become a VIP subscriber so you don't miss any more great ART Parties!! See Contact/Rates Page to find out how submit and promote your own events!

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August 26, 2017: LA Weekly's Artopia!

On Saturday, August 26th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., 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. 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.
Artopia-flyer"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 - CLICK HERE. 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.

What: Artopia
Where: Los Angeles Union Station, 800 N Alameda St., LA, 90021
When: August 26, 2017, 8:00pm - 11:00pm/ Vip entry is 7:00pm
Website: artopia.laweekly.com