1-29-11 – Houston Press Artopia 2011 After-thoughts

Well, Artopia 2011 is finally over. What an exciting event! For those of you who didn’t (or couldn’t) make it, it was a sight to be seen. The who’s who of Houston seemed to be there, not that I know anyone in Houston, but it sure seemed that way!

If you’ve never heard of Artopia, find out more about it here. It was exported from Denver when one of the marketing people at the paper there (I think from the Denver Westwod) transferred to the Houston Press (all of which are Village Voice papers). Artopia reminded me of a baby Artomatic(like what’s in DC). Unfortunately, I don’t think ArtoMatic occurred in 2010, but in 2009 it was incredible. Artomatic was eight floors of amateur and professional art with thrown live music, live conceptual art and food and drink.

Artopia was a bit different, it had more emphasis on the live and conceptual art and less on the booths of artwork like at Artomatic. Also, Artopia was more event-like seeing as it was only one night, where Artomatic was an entire month. Also, Artopia had admission ($40 general, $75 VIP) versus free admission for Artomatic. Perhaps, a hybrid could be born of the two, but held in Houston. I know there must be a ton of warehouse space somewhere in Houston, where something similar to Artomatic could be thrown, and perhaps have a kick-off event like what Artopia was.

Houston Press Artopia 2011

Houston Press Artopia 2011


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01-28-11

Just one more day until the Houston Press’s Artopia 2011. I believe there are less than 100 tickets remaining (I heard as little as ten remain this morning). I’m not sure if they’ll be selling tickets at the door or if it’ll be truly ‘sold out’. If you haven’t already, get your tickets here and use discount code ‘artopiafriendsgb’ for $15 off per ticket. If they are going to sell them at the door, they’ll be full price at $50 a ticket and you’ll probably have to wait in a huge line. You’ve been warned!

Also, see below to relieve some frustration on the paintball court. Groups of four for $40 isn’t half bad at all!

Urban Warzone - $40 (Reg. $110) for 4 people unlimited private play!



I hope to get back into music postings this weekend, but for now, I’ll continue to update with whatever charming notions come to me. See you all tomorrow at Artopia!

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1-24-11



Well, it did start raining. Traffic in to work was awful! If you’re finding this after the deal for today has closed, you can still go to The Artopia Website and use discount code ‘artopiafriendsgb’ for $15 off tickets up until the event (which is on 1-29-11).

Hope to see you all there!

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1-21-11 Artopia 2011



As many of you may know by now, I work for the Houston Press. You may also know the Houston Press has Artopia every year. Well it’s coming up, Saturday after next, to be exact. For those of you interested in attending, I hear it’s an awesome event.

Tickets are normally $40 ‘donations’, but being an employee I was given a discount code to give out to those who want to attend. My discount code is ‘artopiafriendsgb’ and it will get you $15 off.

Read more about the event here Houston Press Artopia 2011. Also, don’t forget to check out the preview party tonight (1/21/11) at Nox. Get more information here, it’s free for all who want to attend!

Hope to see you all there!

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