Artopia 2017 was full of amazing performances, but a single scene encompassed the spirit and street-style feel that marked this event on February 25. Immediately after the Whiteout fashion show, the runway in City Hall's amphitheater was dismantled and the space transformed into a live-painting session space with walls for a handful of the most talented artists in Denver.
These street and gallery artists were invited to paint a piece on 8x8-foot canvas over the course of one hour and thirty minutes using only black paint. The contest was fun and engaged the audience, and the results were jaw-dropping. View our entire slideshow or the paint-off, and don't miss the work of winner Casey Kawaguchi.
Lionel-Bravo Bumbakini paints at Artopia 2017. The mural was also in collaboration with Jeromie Dorrance and Christian Salgado, both Dateline Gallery artists.
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