Artopia and Big Brain Awards 2013 at the Monarch Theatre So we've all been to an art gallery before, right? A jammin' concert? A food festival? A circus perhaps? How 'bout a poetry slam? But have you been to all five in one night, at the same time? Me neither ... well, until last night at New Times' annual Artopia Event. It was a perfect collaboration and celebration of local arts and food in all forms. My imagination was blown on more then one occasion last night. If you missed it, here's a recap along the winners of the Big Brain Awards. Congratulations to all.
See also: - 2013 Big Brain Awards Winners Announced
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