Don't be threatened. Just because the list of musicians and artists involved with Artopia grows cooler, doesn't mean you won't belong. This rowdy little art party belongs to all of us. It belongs to the hipsters of Bishop Arts, the fratty guys in Uptown, the cool cats in the Design District, hell, even the rebellious lot of us who live in Old East Dallas. You're neither too young or too old for Artopia. Wear a disguise, if you like, or wear your pajamas and proclaim, "I woke up like dis." We don't care. Bring your party hats to Centennial Hall in Fair Park at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 and we'll provide the party.
We want you to be there, truly. We want you to witness the splendor music duo French 75 and the shape-shifting madness of George Quartz. We want Confetti Eddie to magically transform your evening before you explore the "Dr Gorilla" Interactive Art Forest by David Rodriguez. I'm not sure the sheer number of musicians and artists would fit in a blog post. Plus, it's always growing. Today, for example, I learned that Ishi accepted our invite to participate in the shenanigans. Trust me, you don't want to be looking for a ticket when they're sold out. That's why we're coming at you today with a deal.[jump]
Through Friday you can bring your general admission tickets to $25, down nearly half, by buying through voice daily deals. That includes all the music, all the art, and all the food and drink. It will be just like you paid $45 for a ticket. No one will ever know; it will be our little secret.
Plus, you'll be there when I crawl out of writing cave onto the stage and present our 2015 Mastermind award winners with a $1,000 check that they can spend on whatever they'd like: art, projects, a bar tab at Amsterdam Lounge later.
Save the date, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. And snag the tickets through Friday for $25. If you're looking for the red carpet shell out $65 for that VIP treatment. Tickets are for sale on ticketfly.com or through Friday on voice daily deals.
Glad we had this talk. Next time, it will be in person at Artopia. I'll be the one slathered in glitter (it's a party, people).