LA Weekly’s Artopia (2017) – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

presented by Sci-Arc and dublab
August 26, 2017
at Union Station, Los Angeles



Artopia_SmellsThe IAO is pleased to team up with our frequent collaborators at dublab to create a scented scavenger hunt, inspired by the city of LA.

It’s kinda like Pokemon Go, but IRL. And smellier.

We will be placing secret bottles of scent around the Artopia venue, with a pocket of scent strips. Attendees will be encouraged to find all the bottles and collect all the scents onto scent strips, for a full aromatic interpretation of Los Angeles.

Snappy green palm leaves with a subtext of bark

Concrete jungle you say? No problem here.

Scent 3: DRY EARTH
Can we get some rain, already?

Scent 4: OCEAN
The real ocean, not the fantasy ocean. Wear at your own risk.

Collect all four!

Pictured: LA in four scents and two objects.


Artopia-Final-Lineup-IG-1080x1080LA Weekly’s fifth annual art party, Artopia, is a celebration of the vibrant arts and culture scene in Los Angeles. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in DTLA at Union Station, a Historic-Cultural monument and “the last of the great train stations.”

For the second year in a row, we have enlisted the help of internet radio network and DJ collective dublab to curate the sights and sounds. From performance artists to DJs to filmmakers and dance troupes, an impressive lineup of artists will fill your senses.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample cocktails and local cuisine, peruse the work of visual artists, watch performances, and dance the night away. They can also shop in our vendor village, which will feature handmade goods from local artisans and craftspeople.

Tickets for the event include beer, wine and cocktail samples, food samples, and access to all of the art and entertainment programmed for the evening. VIP tickets include the added benefits of an hour early entry into the event and an exclusive gift bag.

The bash runs from 8:00pm to 11:00pm with VIP entry starting at 7:00pm. Union Station is located at 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Artopia benefits dublab, a non-profit, online radio station dedicated to the growth of music, arts and culture.

Please note this event is strictly 21+.

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