Thursday, March 6, 2008


Artopia is an all-day, all-ages, outdoor event in support of local artists that takes place in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. Last year's edition included such attractions as Hazard Factory's Power Tool Drag Racing, the Flight To Mars Birthday Cake, a child friendly carnival midway, live music, and some funky gallery shows.

Artopia '08 lands on Saturday, June 28th, 2008, and Ignition Northwest has decided to get behind it all the way in an effort to have a Burning Man-style art extravaganza that is all-ages. Thumbnail sketch: they're going to take over one "zone" of the fair with their own stage, theme camps, and art. And they're putting their money where their [collective] mouth is, with grants for artists and theme camps. Now, they need YOU.

The first step to getting involved is to join the conversation. Make sure you're on SEAVENT, the public event planning list for Seattle-area Burning Man and art-related activities.

To join, send mail to:
For more questions, contact Ivan Cockrum via Ignition Northwest.
More information will follow when more details are known.

[Photo taken from the Active: Rain blog]