August 29, 2008 Slideshows

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Artopia at St. Louis Artists' Guild, 8/28/08 

Photos from the first Riverfront Times Artopia celebration and awards ceremony, honoring four of St. Louis' best young artists. Honored and presented with $2,500 awards to further their craft were filmmaker Matthew Krentz, visual artist Sarah Frost, writer and illustrator Tim Lane and actress Magan Wiles.
By Sarah Paradoski
The ubiquitous, hard-working hotties of the Alley Cat Revue, a city burlesque troupe.
By Jennifer Silverberg
By Sarah Paradoski
Justin Tolentino displays cuttings that he used in his Live Art print shop.
By Jennifer Silverberg
By Sarah Paradoski
The winner of the night's raffle, at right, and her loot.
By Sarah Paradoski
A lovely party-goer embraces her father.
By Sarah Paradoski
Spectators watch Tim Collins in an animated solo performance about the trials and tribulations of romance.
By Jennifer Silverberg
By Sarah Paradoski
MasterMind Award winner, actress Magan Wiles, center, with friends
By Jennifer Silverberg
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By Sarah Paradoski
Capoeira St. Louis performing on the back terrace of the Guild.
By Sarah Paradoski
Hanging out by a Richard Chesler tattoo painting on the second floor.
By Jennifer Silverberg
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By Sarah Paradoski
Yes, there was an open bar.
By Sarah Paradoski
A sign of approval for peace, art, and partying.
By Sarah Paradoski
DJ Mahf spins in the basement next to live art by Bryan Walsh.
By Jennifer Silverberg
By Sarah Paradoski
Colorful, lovely and ruffly party-goers.
By Jennifer Silverberg
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By Sarah Paradoski
Capoeira St. Louis performing on the back terrace of the Guild.
By Jennifer Silverberg
By Jennifer Silverberg
By Sarah Paradoski
Billy Williams performs live art in front of the Guild at the start of the event.
By Sarah Paradoski
These ladies show that life does imitate art.
By Sarah Paradoski
Party ladies seem to be having a better time than the piece from the "Marked Surfaces" exhibit.
By Sarah Paradoski
This couple blends right in to the arty atmosphere.
By Sarah Paradoski
Basement babes schmoozing and boozing with Ray Hill beer.
By Sarah Paradoski
Colorful girls perusing the Mad Magazine exhibit on the first floor.
By Sarah Paradoski
A display of Sabatino Graffiti Lounge wares which included St. Louis-themed airbrushed fashions.
By Sarah Paradoski
Party-goers wait in line to get their pictures taken in the comlimentary photo booth.
By Sarah Paradoski
Project Improv St. Louis performs on the lawn.
By Sarah Paradoski
By Sarah Paradoski
Live art in the second floor galleries.
By Sarah Paradoski
Two guests pose next to a piece that they particularly liked.
By Sarah Paradoski
DJ A-Flex.
By Sarah Paradoski
Chris Sabatino performs live body painting on Melissa Levin from "Belle of the Ball."
By Jennifer Silverberg
By Sarah Paradoski
The woman at left, the self-described mother of a "incredibly beautiful Korean girl that's roaming the party!" and friends mingle on the first floor after watching music by Mo & Dawn on the front lawn.
By Sarah Paradoski
Tim Wagner performs Live Art and socializes outside at the back of the Guild.
By Sarah Paradoski
Project Improv St. Louis performs on the lawn.
By Sarah Paradoski
An Illinois artist and friend relax in style out behind the guild.
By Sarah Paradoski
Hansome lads drink summertime cocktails on the back porch.
By Sarah Paradoski
Two friends on the second floor - the woman on the left pitched the case for the canonization of her companion.
By Sarah Paradoski
Three friends enjoying the bar, music and art.
By Sarah Paradoski
Spectators and members of the the Alley Cat Revue watch as Lola Van Ella performs burlesque.
By Sarah Paradoski
Tim Collins in an animated solo performance about the trials and tribulations of romance.
By Sarah Paradoski
MasterMind award recipient Matthew Krentz (film) with his crew and giant check.
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