Artopia IV, presented by JM Lexus @ The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale [2 November]

Artopia IV, presented by JM Lexus

19:00 - 22:00

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The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
The GLBX Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce invties you to ARTOPIA IV presented by JM Lexus! Now in its fourth year, ARTOPIA is enjoying a surge of popularity for its daring approach and appeal to anyone who connects with art in its purest form.

This evening of over-the-top entertainment, live artist experiences, visual arts and interactive elements will merge to create an artrageous spectacle.

Enjoy a headline musical performance by chart-topping pop artist Wrabel, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 2014 hit song “Ten Feet Tall,” a collaboration with Afrojack.

New York City nightlife icon Susanne Bartsch will present “Art-A-Porter," sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Film, Music, Fashion & Create division. Emerging fashion designers from New York City will strike a pose as models of their own cutting-edge couture. Each artist is his/her own designer, dresser and make-up artist. This living art presentation will include movements and motion set to music based on the character and style of each fashion artist. Once onstage, they will form an unusual and surprising tableau of human “Art-A-Porter” as envisioned by Susanne.

The evening will also feature short film presentations as part of OUTshine Film Festival, choral performances by the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, mini-theater drama productions by Island City Stage, a body painting exhibition by Amber LaValle and portraits by Lori Pratico. An exhibit by internationally recognized artist Romero Britto will be on display with works for sale to benefit the event’s philanthropies.

Attendees will sip cool cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Barefoot Wine and relish delicious bites from Seasons 52, Exquisite Catering by Robert, Sea Watch On the Ocean, Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Red Chair Catering and Grateful Palate Catering & Events. Main stage performances will be hosted by Shawn Palacious.

Sponsors include JM Lexus, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino — Hollywood, FL, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Lauderdale), @MAD Studios, I DO, Events, Gold Coast's Fort Lauderdale Daily, HotSpots Magazine, South Florida Gay News, Go Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Outclique, Lightship Media, GPR / Goodman Public Relations, Minuteman Press Wilton Manors, Memorial Healthcare System, First GREEN Bank, The Eppy Group and Coco Alarcon Photography.

Monies raised will benefit the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida, Stonewall National Museum & Archives, Island City Stage and OUTshine Film Festival.

General admission tickets cost $100 and include access to open bars and food stations throughout the night. VIP admission is $150 and includes a pre-event VIP champagne reception, performer/artist meet-and- greets, exclusive specialty food and beverage offerings and complimentary valet parking.

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