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‘Artopia’ is Back in DTLA at the End of April and It Sounds Pretty Glorious

April 15, 2015 by Brian Champlin

Art exhibitions? Pop-up galleries? Adult beverage tastings? Food trucks? It’s all happening the final Thursday in April at a three-hour extravaganza known as Artopia presented by the LA Weekly.

Back for its third year in a row, Artopia is set to once again be a vibrant cultural cocktail blending some of L.A.’s most diverse elements, from interactive experiences, an art of mixology program, music, performance art, live painting, food trucks and wayyyyyyyyy more.

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Curated by art critic (and LA Weekly contributor) Shana Nys Dambrot, this April’s Artopia will feature a lineup of mini-events that includes pop-up art galleries for Drew Merritt and Wyatt Mills, music from activist-DJ Jeremy Sole, and #Flowersonyourhead, a performance-based photography project from Mud Baron PLUS cocktail samples from the likes of Francois Vera of Pour Vous and Ben Scott of Harlowe, and of course you’ll have access to purchase delicious eats from culinary favorites like the Grilled Cheese and Kogi trucks.

As part of the LA Weekly’s “Artopia” programming, there will also be a FREE urban exploration tour from 6:30pm to 8:30pm where participants will discover, explore and experience the DTLA Arts District and its murals with Cartwheel Art Tours.The tour starts at 6:30pm, before the festivities begin, and ends when The Container Yard opens at 8:00pm.

Sound like your bag? Artopia will take place on Thursday, April 30th at The Container Yard, 800 E. 4th Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 from 8pm-11pm. It’s a 21+ event.

Advance tickets are currently $40 (as of 4/28). You can purchase tickets here online.

They’re $45 if you buy at the door.

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