If you're not attending Artopia at the Coral Gables Museum tonight, you're missing out. This year's annual bash presented by New Times has expanded into a full-on art fest, with local representatives from every corner of culture on display. (A limited amount of general admission tickets will be available at the door for $35.)
There'll be local art on the walls. There'll be films screening. There'll be a street party with food and booze galore. Hell, there'll even be an honorary Real Housewife leading the proceedings, as drag queen Elaine Lancaster hosts in celebration of the Arsht Center's upcoming show Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
That's a lot going on, and there's no way we'll be able to capture all the excitement. So we're asking you to use the hashtag #Artopia when you tweet and post photos about the event tonight. We'll be retweeting and reposting the best shout-outs at @MiamiNewTimes and on our Instagram account.
This year's Artopia will transform the Coral Gables Museum into the central hub of Miami culture. Art on display will range from authentic Picasso works to pieces by the late local art hero Purvis Young. Expect to see tons of local talent on display. Miami artists Maximo Caminero, Mark Cherry, Joe Chirichigno, Antonio Fortuna, Andrés Mesa, Lena Reznik, Stephen Tiger, Ray Trout, and former MasterMind Award winners Drugged Conscience Records and Domingo of the End/Spring Break will all be represented.
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Attendees will browse the walls to the sounds of PALO!, who'll be performing live. DJ Andrea Xavier & Jessie Mallie, the Ground Zero Crew, and former MasterMind Award winner Roofless Records will also add to the night's soundtrack.
Along the way, you can nosh on treats from Machiya, Catalina's Bake Shop, Daily Melt, and other area eateries. And, of course, you'll enjoy it all with a drink in your hand, courtesy of Beck's, Rums of Puerto Rico, SX Vodkas, and El Cartel Tequila.