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Artopia 2013

Art: Noun

  1. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture,…: “the art of the Renaissance”
  2. Works produced by such skill and imagination.

Utopia: Noun

  • An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More.

That pretty much sums up the 6th annual Artopia event happening on August 29th at 2720 Cherokee street.  Dedicated to the local art scene, this event will showcase performance artists, visual media, dance, a fashion show and much more.  Some pieces will be available for purchase, and others will be made right before your eyes.


Also, each year the Riverfront Times celebrates four “local creative geniuses” by funding their creativity.  The Mastermind Awards will be presented at Artopia – each of the four winners will be presented with a $1,000 check to further their work. DJs are spinning live and guests will be treated to an array of food and drinks.  Cherokee street will be shut down in front of 2720 (from Iowa to Ohio) to accommodate food trucks and crowds.  Inside, general admission guests will enjoy three complimentary drinks, entertainment and dessert bites.  VIP guests additionally receive access to a private lounge with an open bar.

Now, the dessert bites are where Kakao comes in!  We’ve been at Artopia for four years, and we always have a great time sharing our chocolatey treats.  Last year our bacon caramels prompted some lively discussion among folks who had never tried mixing bacon with chocolate.  We always love a chance to talk about who we are and what we’re about and meet lots of new people.  This year we’ll be sampling something delicious (we’re still working on our menu). And we always enjoy being among other “dessert” vendors in the St. Louis food community. 

It’s a fun event and a great opportunity to support the local arts scene.  Come join us!

Details: Artopia
2720 Cherokee Street 
Thursday, August 29, 7-11pm

General Admission tickets ($30/advance, $35/door) include: food, dessert bites, three full size/sponsored drinks, and entertainment!

VIP tickets ($60/advance, $70/door) include: Dessert bites, private lounge with open/sponsored bar, and entertainment.

This event is 21+ only.