Roll up your sleeves and get messy, says ArtJamz’s founder Michael Clements of Genki Media, LLC. “Unleash your inner artist!” That seems to be the theme of the uber-successful ArtJamz, the area’s newest and most creative way to spend an evening.Â The new season kicks off on November 2nd lasting through the 4th at The Loree Grand near the H Street Corridor.
For $60, roughly the same price as going out to dinner in D.C., groups of 30 to 50 participants (“ArtJammers”) get to paint the night away and create their own work of art. Each participant has access to paint brushes, acrylic paints and is given a blank canvas, which they get to paint and take home. ArtJamz is not a class. People are free to paint whatever they like. They have four hours to create, while being entertained by an ArtJamz host, listening to music, drinking unlimited wine and beer, eating good hors devours, and getting a chance to mix and mingle with their fellow intrepid ArtJammers.
ArtJamz is held at different locations. The venues for Fall & Winter 2010 include The Loree Grand near H Street, Cafe Asia, Irvine Contemporary Gallery, Long View Gallery, and Crystal City, Arlington Virginia. There will also be the first ever “KidsJamz” for families on Dec 5th.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.