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Westword Artopia 2017

Art / Culture / Fashion

Artopia, our annual celebration of art, culture and fashion, is taking it to the streets in 2017. On Saturday, February 25, City Hall will be the site of the artiest party of the year. While they sample cocktails and listen to the street sounds from some of Denver’s best DJs and musicians, party-goers can explore themed spaces curated by Artopia 2017 curator Jolt and dedicated to some of Denver’s most iconic streets – Larimer, Santa Fe, Federal and Colfax – and street artists.

Denver’s designers will show their street smarts, too, during the Whiteout fashion show that’s become a highlight of Artopia. D’Lola Couture, Equillibrium, Mona Lucero, Gino Velardi, Elyse Rainbolt, AnnaFesta, Blackberry Maverick, Denver Bespoke and Jiberish will be revving up the runway this year, working with style teams and models from Matthew Morris Salon, Well Beauty Co. and Wilhelmina Denver.

And once again, Artopia will include the chance to shop some of Colorado’s coolest shops and services, as well as applaud this year’s thirteenth class of MasterMinds.

Artopia kicks off with an early entry general admission session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Then doors open for VIP and general-admission ticket-holders, with the fashion show getting in gear at 8:30 p.m. After that, the party continues until midnight!

Buy a VIP ticket and enter at 7 p.m. for a special reception that runs to 8:30 p.m. in the City Hall Amphitheatre and includes food samples from chef Troy Guard as well as an open bar, a gift bag and runway seating for the fashion show. (Note: These tickets do not include the early entry general admission session.)

Buy an early entry general admission ticket for entry at 5:30 p.m., which allows you to preview the art early, enjoy food and spirit samples, then stay for the show. (Note: These tickets do not include seating in the VIP area for the fashion show.)

Buy a general admission ticket and you can party from 7 to midnight – and enjoy all the art, culture and street style you can handle.

City Hall is located at 1144 Broadway. For more information, call 303-296-7744.

Please note this event is strictly 21+.

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