Big Bend Cares is set to host Artopia 2017 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on June 24th, 2017 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM.
Artopia is a charity art fundraising event that benefits Big Bend Cares, an organization that provides education and comprehensive support to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Big Bend area of North Florida. Local and regional artists donate their artwork for this event, which includes a few signed and numbered limited editions. With art and media including painting, sculpture, photography, arts and crafts, and more, Artopia has become a must-attend event, drawing approximately 1,500 participants per year.
Artopia features both silent auctions, and a rousing live auction at the end of the evening. But you don’t need to be an art critic to enjoy this lively event! As a matter of fact, there’s just about something for everyone—beautiful art at a reasonable price—in just about every form you can think of!
Last year Artopia featured more than 300 pieces of original artwork, including oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, scenography, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, mixed-media and much, much more. In addition to all of the artwork, local businesses and individuals donate gift certificates or other goodies that attendees can bid on.