Saturday, June 23rd, Georgetown in Seattle was the scene of Artopia an art and fair event sponsored by The Seattle Weekly. The Seattle Weekly describing the event: "Welcome to Artopia - Seattle Weekly's first annual celebration of local innovative art and emerging talent. Artopia is a multidisciplinary event that boasts an eclectic mix of art, ranging from the renowned to the obscure to the completely undiscovered." The event seemed to be a great success, so here's hoping that next year there will be the 2nd annual Artopia in Georgetown!
There was a swirl of people out enjoying the mix of carnival midway fun
with Cotton Candy, the Power Tool Races, Spin Art, and even a Petting Zoo (a very friendly Rottweiler corralled in baled straw!).
There were artists studios open for viewing and even an impromptu "gallery" (future Georgetown Tile Works store) where Artist Catherine Cross Uehara hosted her own show, "Animal Angst" for Artopia. Uehara's work in mixed media and oil reflects on the expressionistic tension between our urban lives and wildlife surviving in the margins of our society.
The Artopia crowd flowed in an out of the shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and coffee house that make an interesting mix of places to hang out in Georgetown. There is, George, Smarty Pants, Stellar Pizza, 9 LB Hammer, Jules Maes Saloon, Two Tartes Bakery, and All City Coffee among other cool destinations for the crowd to shop, eat, drink and be wired!
Next Georgetown event is the Annual Georgetown Art & Garden Walk July 8th 2007.