Seattle Office of Film + Music

June 25, 2010, 11:40 am
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Seattle Times
This year Artopia and Georgetown Music Fest have teamed up for a free weekend of art and music. There will be carnival games, live music and libation, but being a Georgetown affair, there are also eclectic elements — a fire troupe, a peep show, acrobatics, hula hoop workshops, crazy hair stylings, a petting zoo and power-tool races. And don’t forget a screening of “Shakes the Clown” by “Police Academy” actor Bobcat Goldthwait, about an alcoholic clown. “What makes Artopia different is it covers a broad spectrum of arts, performance to sculpture to music,” said principal curator Gabe Stern. “It’s a great venue for local Seattle artists that don’t necessarily fit in a typical gallery setting.” There will be 150 artists, along with 60 bands on three stages for Artopia’s fourth year. Organizers hope that folks get an intimate look into a neighborhood they might have overlooked in the past. “I want people to be able to come down and have a really, really fun time and get to know the artists in the community of both Georgetown and Seattle,” said Joselynn Plank, an Artopia curator. “All the artists are basically working for nothing. … They are coming down for the fun of it, and showcase what they do to get their names out there.”

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June 18, 2010, 11:24 am
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Artist Trust
Artopia is Seattle Weekly’s free annual celebration of all local innovative art and emerging talent. Artopia is a multi-disciplinary event that boasts an eclectic mix of art, ranging from the renowned to the obscure to the completely undiscovered. Artopia 2010 will be in Georgetown Saturday, June 26 and as the date is coming closer they will need volunteers with skills of all sorts to assist, sit, build, clean, deconstruct and be general helpers throughout the festival. Anyone interested in volunteering should attend their meeting Tuesday June 22 at the Stables in Georgetown. The meeting starts at 7:00 and it will focus on last minute planning for Artopia.

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June 29, 2009, 10:37 am
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Seattle Times
The fourth annual Georgetown Music Festival took place Saturday, with 25 Seattle bands playing three outdoor stages in the offbeat, postindustrial Georgetown enclave south of downtown Seattle. Up until last month, however, it was dead and buried. “We didn’t have the money,” says Stefan Schachtell, who, along with Kate Fernandez, organizes the fete. With some savvy partnerships, the renewed support of local businesses, and a lot of extra effort, Schachtell and Fernandez rescued their baby. Through a newly established nonprofit called the Music Stimulus Package, the pair won an $8,000 grant from city-run 4Culture. They teamed up with Artopia, the three-year-old urban-arts fair sponsored by Seattle Weekly, to piggyback on their advertising and infrastructure.

June 24, 2009, 11:13 am
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Seattle Weekly
Where better to showcase emerging arts talent than Georgetown, the neighborhood that’s made “on the cusp” a form of greatness? This year, SW’s annual Artopia event has merged with the Georgetown Music Fest to deliver a full day of free sounds, stunts, family fun, and weirdness. There’ll be 25-cent dances, boxers on roller skates, and a great slate of local bands. See it all on Saturday, June 27th 2:00 – 10:00 pm.