A mural by Casey Kawaguchi was deemed the winner, but everyone who witnessed the epic paint-off were the real winners.
A mural by Casey Kawaguchi was deemed the winner, but everyone who witnessed the epic paint-off were the real winners.
Lindsey Bartlett

Photos: Runway at Artopia Transformed Into Live Street-Art Painting Sesh

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.   

Artopia 2017 live mural as painted by Pat Milbery, Jason Graves and Remington Robinson.EXPAND
Artopia 2017 live mural as painted by Pat Milbery, Jason Graves and Remington Robinson.
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Chris Haven painting his piece for Artopia 2017.
Chris Haven painting his piece for Artopia 2017.
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Casey Kawaguchi paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
Casey Kawaguchi paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
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Scot Lefavor paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
Scot Lefavor paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
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Tuke One paints at Artopia 2017.
Tuke One paints at Artopia 2017.
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Pher01 paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
Pher01 paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
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Scot Lefavor paints a political mural at Artopia 2017.
Scot Lefavor paints a political mural at Artopia 2017.
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Pher01 paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
Pher01 paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
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Casey Kawaguchi paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
Casey Kawaguchi paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
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Patrick McGregor paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
Patrick McGregor paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
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Tuke One paints at Artopia 2017.
Tuke One paints at Artopia 2017.
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Lionel-Bravo Bumbakini paints at Artopia 2017.
Lionel-Bravo Bumbakini paints at Artopia 2017.
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Lionel-Bravo Bumbakini paints at Artopia 2017. The mural was also in collaboration with Jeromie Dorrance and Christian Salgado, both Dateline Gallery artists.
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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Lionel-Bravo Bumbakini paints at Artopia 2017.
Lionel-Bravo Bumbakini paints at Artopia 2017.
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Chris Haven in the paint at Artopia 2017.
Chris Haven in the paint at Artopia 2017.
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Patrick McGregor paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
Patrick McGregor paints a mural at Artopia 2017.
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Tuke One paints at Artopia 2017.
Tuke One paints at Artopia 2017.
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Casey Kawaguchi paints at Artopia 2017.
Casey Kawaguchi paints at Artopia 2017.
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Tuke One paints at Artopia 2017.
Tuke One paints at Artopia 2017.
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