SF Weekly

February 10, 2011 11:00 ET

Scion and SF Weekly to Present the MasterMinds™ of 2011 at Fourth Annual Artopia®

3 Winning Artists Will Each Receive a Grant Worth $1,500

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - SF Weekly is counting down the days to its fourth annual Artopia event, taking place at Public Works Gallery (161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103) on Wednesday, February 16 from 7-10pm. The evening will celebrate ten local MasterMind finalists, chosen out of nearly 300 submissions, in the following four categories: visual arts, fashion design, performing arts and/or film/video/media. These artists will be featured in SF Weekly's annual art issue, which will hit stands on Wednesday, February 16, 2010. That evening at Artopia, the top three artists will be announced and awarded grants of up to $1,500.

The celebratory party will include food from Hapa SF and an open bar from 7-8:30pm featuring Blue Moon, Peroni, Don-Q Rum and VeeV Acai Liqueur. Additional attractions include music from DJ Marc D, tee shirt screen-printing by ANTHEM, the return of Ian Ross' painted ladies, performances by Supperclub's talented dancers, live painting by Atussa and much more. Also returning from past events will be a collaborative art project, sponsored by Scion and Blue Moon, for attendees to share their own artistic inspiration and creativity on.

Scion and NorCal Scionify are also giving event-goers the chance to enjoy the night VIP-style. Between 4-7pm guests may test-drive the all-new 2011 SCION tC in front of Public Works Gallery. Doing so will allow them to enter Artopia through a special VIP line, have access to the VIP lounge and have a chance to win gift bags full of Scion related swag.

SF Weekly is in its fourth year of presenting Artopia to the San Francisco community and has given away over $20,000 in grants to artists of the San Francisco community. We invite all Bay Area residents to attend, support and celebrate these talented artists. Ticket sales are live for $20 and can be purchased at Tickets will not be available at the door of the event. All proceeds will go towards the Masterminds™ grant program of 2012.

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