Artopia 2015 curator and Guerilla Garden street artist Jolt will be walking the floor tomorrow night at City Hall
, surveying the fruits of his hard work because, he says, it's his job: “I will be enjoying it all from the standpoint of being a curator, moving throughout the show and making sure everybody is having a good time.” As a consummate organizer of street-art jams, Jolt designed Artopia 2015 to radiate the same kind of freshness.
“People can expect everything from live performance pieces to digital art to audio art to a fine-art gallery setting and every little thing in between, tucked into every corner and place available in the venue,” he promises. From street writers to venerable Chicano-art muralists, all working and showing art side by side, Jolt's mixing it up with the local scene's youngest talent (spray-can muralist Bimmer Torres) and founding fathers (master muralist Emanuel Martinez).
And, well, more
: Jolt can roll off the name of every artist and what they'll be doing at Artopia with great ease: Also expect lots of live art, fabulous installations, interactive musical paintings made of conductive paint, strolling artists with supplies for hands-on art-making, body painting and even tiny artworks shot by the hundreds from air cannons. Plus, he adds with an air of mystery, a few “surprises,” including a possible mystery guest.
Jolt is certain this will be an Artopia like no other – a true, three-ring art experience with something for everyone. Get all the Artopia 2015 details and tickets, $30, online