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Benefit/Fundraiser, Gay and Lesbian, Social Event

The GLBX Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual ARTOPIA presented by JM Lexus. Chart-topping pop artist Wrabel will headline the musical entertainment, made possible by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. ARTOPIA will feature "Art-A-Porter," created by Susanne Bartsch and sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau's Film, Music, Fashion & Create division. The art-inspired will also feature short film presentations as part of OUTshine Film Festival, choral performances by the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida, mini-theater drama productions by Island City Stage, a body painting exhibition by Amber LaValle and portraits by Lori Pratico. An exhibit by internationally recognized artist Romero Britto will be on display with works for sale to benefit the event's philanthropies. Attendees will sip cool cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka and Barefoot Wine and relish delicious bites from Season's 52, Exquisite Catering, Sea Watch, Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Red Chair Catering and Grateful Palate Catering & Events. Mainstage performances will be hosted by Shawn Palacious. Monies raised will benefit the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida, Stonewall National Museum & Archives, Island City Stage and OUTshine Film Festival. General admission tickets cost $100 and include access to open bars and food stations throughout the night. VIP admission is $150 and includes a pre-event VIP champagne reception, performer/artist meet-and- greets, exclusive specialty food and beverage offerings and complimentary valet parking. Tickets and additional information are available online at