Artopia will return to Winter Street Studios (2101 Winter Street) on January 26, 2013. As in years past, this will be an evening of culture, fashion, art, music and food. Entertainment includes musical performances by Bang Bangz, Bagheera and Poor Pilate, plus two fashion shows, live performances from FrenetiCore Dance and Karen Stokes Dance as well as works from over 25 local artists. Artopia will also feature the 5th annual Houston Press Mastermind Awards sponsored by Stella Artois. During the event, Houston Press will award a $2,000 grant to three progressive individuals or small organizations that have made an impact in the local art community. Ticket prices include complimentary food, wine, cocktail and beer sampling. Sampling restaurants include The Counter, Phoenicia, Sorrel and Cajun Stop. Haven will be featured in the Hail A Cab VIP lounge. This event is 21+ only and general admission tickets are $55 while VIP tickets are $85. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Houston PBS.
Artopia sponsored by: Stella Artois, Lange Twins Winery, Mega DJ & Karaoke, Neal Hamil Agency, Kat's Meow Salon, The Wave, Houston Young Professional Society, The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, Hail A Cab App by Yellow Cab, Chambord, Momentum Audi, Houston First Corporation, Pinotís Palette, Izkali Tequila and 104.1 KRBE.
All guests must be 21+.
January 10, 2012 - The Schedule has been announced!
January 9, 2012 - VIP IS SOLD OUT! General Admission tickets are still available for $55.
January 2, 2013 - The band line up as been confirmed! Poor Pilate, Bagheera and Bang Bangz will be performing at Artopia. More details here>>
December 31, 2012 - VIP is almost sold out! Get your VIP tickets now. Only a handful of tickets left!
December 27, 2012 - Ticket prices will increase on December 31 at 11:59 so be sure to buy early and save!
December 17, 2012 - The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates will be creating unexpected awesome moments at Houston Press Artopia. Throughout the night, the law team will be upgrading 10 unsuspecting individuals to VIP!
December 14, 2012 - The art on display throughout Artopia will be curated by Houston Press Art Director, Monica Fuentes and Houston Press Night & Day Editor, Olivia Flores Alvarez. Artists interested in showing their art can send in submission. See the Artist page for more details.
December 13, 2012 - Jay Marroquin, award winning and international fashion photographer, will be shooting the fashion show and performance art stage. You can check out his work here or contribute to his next big project here.
December 11, 2012 - The Preview Party will be held at Eighteenth Cocktail Bar on January 17th from 7pm - 10pm! More Details here.
December 10, 2012 - Haven will be catering the VIP lounge. Visit Haven's website here.
December 5, 2012 - Houston PBS is announced as the benefitting charity. Learn more about Houston PBS here.
December 4, 2012 - The Houston Wave will be providing transportation to and from the event from designated parking areas. Details coming soon. Keep you eye on the Map & Parking page for updates.
November 16, 2012 - Artopia tickets are now on sale! Buy early and save! Ticket prices will increase on December 1st.