Big Brains

Artopia/Big Brain Awards 2013: Looking for Artisan Food Vendors

By now you most likely know that New Times' Big Brain Awards season is upon us -- with Welcome Diner, The Simple Farm and Hayden Flour Mills making the finals in the culinary arts category.

But have you heard of Artopia? It's the party where we'll announce Big Brain winners -- not only in the culinary arts categories, but several others as well, including online, visual arts, performing arts, design and craft.

See also:

- Announcing the 2013 Big Brain Finalists - 2012 Big Brain Awards Winners Announced

The festivities will take place the evening of Saturday, April 27, at the Monarch Theater in downtown Phoenix -- and you're invited. You're also invited to sell your wares -- edible or not.

Here's how:

To learn more about selling your homemade foods or other crafts, check out the vendor application form.

Buy tickets to the event here.

Keep an eye on Chow Bella and our sister blog, Jackalope Ranch, for profiles of all 18 finalists and more details about the event.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at