UPDATE: Each and every year, our curatorial partners at Dublab outdo themselves, and this year's Artopia — which goes down at Union Station on Sat., Aug. 26 — is no exception. The final lineup of performers and artists includes the following, plus some surprise guests:
Keren Oo, the Institute for Art and Olfaction, Indiecade, Alex Pelly, Everything Is Terrible!, Beat Cinema, Materials and Applications, Spinagu, Michael Flechtner, Valerie Rose, Amanda Maciel Antunes, Chad Goei, Alone, Adult Contemporary, Jana Cruder, Ania Catherine, Ty Joseph, Julie Weitz, Kate Parsons, Michael Flechtner, ALONE, Casey Butler and Cells.
At last year's Artopia, dozens of artists — visual and otherwise — took over the top three floors of the US Bank Tower for a night of daring installations, live performance art, experimental music and, naturally, booze and food, 70 stories up. Doron Gazit's iconic inflatable sculptures lit up the rooftop patio; performance artist Jeepneys activated in front of a psychedelic screen; the Institute of Art and Olfaction created the smells of L.A.; and of course Dublab — the nonprofit radio collective that curated the event — supplied some of the city's best DJs. And that was really just a fraction of the fun.
Artopia is returning on Aug. 26 — again with Dublab's Ale Cohen as curator — but we're bringing it back down to earth — to historic Union Station. The art deco/Mission Revival–style transportation hub will be activated by another impressive roster of artists and DJs, but you'll have to wait a little longer to see what that lineup is.
Tickets are available for $30 on our site from now until the day of the event, when they will go up to $40 at the door. Sorry, kids — the party is still 21 and up.
L.A. Weekly's Artopia, Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., downtown; Sat., Aug. 26, 8-11 p.m., 7-11 p.m. for VIP. artopia.laweekly.com.