Washington Metro Area’s hottest and most creative way to spend an evening, ArtJamz, is kicking off its complete 2010 Fall and Winter schedule next week Nov 2, 3, & 4 at The Loree Grand near the H Street Corridor.

Since launching this summer in June, ArtJamz has taken off quickly. 1,070 tickets were sold in just 48 hours on Groupon at the beginning of October. All of its first 7 sessions (at the Corcoran in June and Loree Grand in Sept) were sold out.

“I think people are hungry for something new in both D.C. nightlife and the creative scene. As our city gets more amenable to artistic evenings, participatory events like ArtJamz are the next evolution of going out. Plus, in this day and age where we never get to use our hands, people want to reconnect with something tactile … and a little messy,” said ArtJamz founder and Genki Media CEO Michael M. Clements.

“We had a great sold-out run at The Loree Grand in September, so we’re excited to be back near H Street to launch our complete Fall & Winter 2010 Sessions. In addition, Roti Mediterranean Grill will be catering all three nights, which will make it even yummier,” remarked Clements.

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.

“If you go out in the metro area, you have the same choices: dinner, drinks at a bar or bottle service; maybe a film, art opening or theatre. ArtJamz breaks down the fourth wall of going out and lets get their hands dirty,” remarked Clements.

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.

“Just the fact that The Crystal City Bid and established galleries like The Corcoran, Irvine Contemporary, Long View Galllery, plus a nightclub like Cafe Asia, have all joined as venues, shows that we’re on to something big. This is just the beginning. It’s time for people in the metro area to unleash their inner artists!” said Clements.

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