Get ready to mix and mingle with some of the Valley's most compelling up-and-coming creatives in the fields of performing art, culinary art, visual art, design, and urban vision at New Times' Artopia on Friday, April 25, at Bentley Projects.
At Artopia we'll announce the five winners who will go home with $500 each to support their creative endeavors. Of course, we have a few more things planned for the annual evening of art, food, cocktails, and entertainment.
Also receiving honors during the party will be the first-ever Urban Legend Award winners, five established creatives who have made a lasting impact on Phoenix.
Attendees at the 21-and-over event will each receive a drink passport, which grants them one beer, one wine sample, four spirit samples, and four sample cocktails. Cocktails will be made by mixologists from Citizen Public House, The Gladly, Barrio Queen, and The Local. Samples will be available from finalist Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. and A.T. Oasis.
The vendor village will feature finalist Scott Biersack's prints and skateboard decks, finalist Alexandra Bowers' tank tops, Hazel & Violet, Taylor Steele, Feral Empire, Sit Green, Pink Cheeky, Jar of Buttons, From the Reliquary, and information from finalists Phoenix Spokes People and Sprawlr.
The party will run from 8 p.m. to midnight at Bentley Projects. Tickets are $25 online in advance via www.ticketfly.com and $35 the day of the event. Visit www.phoenxnewtimes.com/artopia for more information. Follow and use the hashtag #artopiaphx to keep tabs on and chronicle the event via social media.