NBC Washington Non-Stop swung by our Fathom Creative sessions near Logan Circle and did this great segment on what Artjamz is all about.
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The Washington Flyer wrote a feature about ArtJamz called “Smart Art in D.C.: Eat, drink and paint the next Mona Lisa—or beer cans. ArtJamz allows you to channel your inner artist.” READ HERE
In a recent feature by write Stephanie Merry, the Washington Post delved into the evolving “creative entertainment” scene in Washington D.C., noting how so many of the city’s arts institutions are developing innovative nightlife events in order to attract a younger and hipper crowd. Both of Genki Media LLC’s productions The Picnic Theatre Company and ArtJamz were mentioned in the article. But it was the The Picnic Theatre Company that received the accolade of being named in the article as Washington’s “Next Big Thing,” saying “Dinner theater may be passe, but drink theater is the next big thing.” Read the full article HERE.
Washington Post “Going Out Gurus”
The Post’s Going out Gurus tagged ArtJamz as an awesome Valentine’s Day idea. We agree! Read their article HERE.
WASHINGTON LIFE MAGAZINE
Let’s Talk Live
Greg for Greg’s list was live on TV talking about what his choices for the weekend were, and he choose ArtJamz! WATCH.
OH MY GOFF TV on WUSA9
ArtJamz was covered as we got ready for our Lincoln Sessions. Check out the article “A President That’s Poppin” here.
The Washington Post
ArtJamz received the lead and lion’s share of this business-oriented article in the Capital Business section of the Washington Post focusing on the emergence of creative industries in the Capital area. Also featured were Aba Bonney-Kwawu of The Aba Agency, Nicholas Cambata and Douglas Sonders of 8112 Studios, and Arash Shirazi of Bullitt Bookings. You can read Danielle Douglas’ article “Creative Companies Blossom in Washington‘” here.
Washington Post “Going Out Guide”
ArtJamz was featured in the nationally recognized newspaper The Washington Post. Writer Kristen Boghosian spent an evening Jamming with and writes, “ArtJamz is all about opening yourself up, both socially and artistically.” Read the full article here.
Worn Magazine, one of DC’s newest and coolest magazines, covering the emerging creative scene in the city, writes “If you’ve ever been to an art opening and longed to be the one painting, this is your chance to get your hands dirty.” Read the full article here.
Pamela writes “It’s is a positive zone where you can let loose and like a book club, you get to learn a lot about the guy/gal you’ve been talking with at every cocktail party since you could legally drink.” Read the full article here.
K Street Kate
One of DC’s most popular socialites is big fan of ArtJamz (and quite the artist in her own right). You can view her photos and coverage of our VIP ArtJamz Sessions here. Read the full article here.
VIDEO FROM OUR VIP ARTJAMZ SESSIONS
Glittarazzi covers trends in the nation’s capital and they wanted to experience ArtJamz! Read the full article here.
This creatively-leaning blog asked writer Kathryn Poulsen to come to her first ArtJamz. She wrote, “Sold out nearly every night, ArtJamz is fast becoming a Washington staple and the perfect setting for a fun date. Participants actually get to do something together instead of simply observing it!” Read the full article here.
Ready Set DC
Ready Set DC chronicles all things creative and cool in the city. They covered our charity fundraiser for Youth Pride Alliance at Long View Gallery. Ruddy, the writer, who came and created a great painting, writes, “Honestly, I went into the event totally blind and now I have a painting that I made hanging in my living room.” Read the full article here.
Brightest Young Things
BYT talked with Ebone Bell, founder of B.O.I. Marketing & Promotions about ArtJamz and Youth Pride Alliance. Read the full article here.
DC ON HEELS on TBDTV
The Washington Blade
Washington’s leading LGBT publication helped highlight our charity fundraiser for Youth Pride Alliance. Read the full article here.
DC On Heels
The stylish girls from DC On Heels wanted to see what all the buzz was about, so, they put on their chicest BOHO outfits and came ready to paint. They suggest ArtJamz as a great date night option, writing, “Your’e relaxed and in the moment, and even if there’s absolutely no chemistry between you and your date, at least the night will be fun and you can always go home with your art work!” Read the full article here.
The District Dish
ArtJamz founder Michael Clements was a guest on The District Dish to talk about what has made ArtJamz such as hit in the Washington DC metro area.
City Shop Girl
This shopping site follows all things hip and trendy for women in the know in DC. They recommended ArtJamz. Read the full article here.
The always in-the-know socialite Pamela says, “I would not be surprised if during the session, Clements roared in “Clash of the Titans”-style: “UNLEASH THE ARTIST!” (”artist” replacing “Kraken” or “hounds” or “fury”…you get my drift). Whatever you do, you are supposed to be unafraid, check your pride at the door and have F.U.N.” Read her full article here.
The all knowing guide for the modern man said, “Basically, this is a blank canvas for your next masterpiece of a night out. You’ll arrive at 7pm at a raw, ground-floor space in a brand-new NoMa apartment building. Your attire: a not-so-brand-new getup of old jeans, your threadbare Perot for President T-shirt and a painter’s cap. Over the strains of DJ’d music, you’ll pick up a canvas, brushes and all the paints you can handle, set up at an easel and get to work creating whatever pops into your head. (If you’re looking to experiment with nudes, it’s BYO model.) Read the article here.
OH MY GOFF TV on WUSA9
WASHINGTON LIFE MAGAZINE
The Metro area’s leading lifestyle publication Washington Life Magazine covered the launch of ArtJamz. Writer Katherine Delmonico wrote, “I cannot remember the last time I simply lost myself in something, without worrying what time it was, wondering if there was something else I should be doing, or going over notes for an upcoming meeting in my head. I found this event to be so therapeutic. It felt like a moment of quasi-meditation, without having to listen to my roommate bitch about her boss or who said what about what other person on the softball team. It was amazingly relaxing, and genuinely just fun.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
Writer Priscilla Quaye from Svelte TV came to the opening night of ArtJamz and wrote, “The event, held at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, was a break from the monotonous nights out as an innovative, ingenious, and contemporary way for people from all walks of life to mesh and meet new people, enjoy great hors d’oeuvres and wine amidst great tunes, and best of all, release all of their creative energy. Plenty of first-time artists and experienced artists alike came together to express themselves by painting beautiful canvases.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.
BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS (BYT)
One of our favorite websites, which cover all things hip and happening in DC is BrighestYoungThings. Their writer, Gan – who by the way, painted a really cool painting during ArtJamz– wrote this, “All of the participants I talked to on Wednesday expressed utter satisfaction with the evening. They came in couples or small groups and commented on how the atmosphere was perfect for relaxing and spending time together while also making new friends.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
If you’ve never read writer Emily Miller’s work, then you are in for a treat. Miller captured ArtJamz wonderfully in her conversational and sharp as a tack writing style in this article for The Georgetown Dish. She writes in article, “‘Really, Michael, this has been the most fun night of the summer,” I told him while he wiped down the brushes, smiling. This is just so much better than being in crowded parties in passing, making small talk and feeling empty at the end of the night.”’ READ EMILY’S FULL ARTICLE HERE.
GUEST OF A GUEST
ArtJamz made Naked Thanks! Writers Karin Tanabe and Stacey Pharr has set out to write a thank you note for each day for a full year … naked. We were honored to make one of those days .. in our clothes. We were even knighted via paint brush. Karin writes, “Michael’s idea is a sure fire hit, considering it’s fun as hell, held in a major museum, and has free flowing booze. I thought Kelly might actually burst when she started furiously painting a green bush of her homeland, Maine.”
Intrepid social chronicler Kate Michael came to ArtJamz and created amazing art. In her coverage of the ArtJamz she writes for Nightside, “ArtJamz founder and artsit Michael Clements explained his unique participatory artistic evening concept and why getting your hands dirty should be a “DC thing to do” during an ArtJamz freestyle event last night.”
ArtJamz received a sweet mention as Daily Candy chose ArtJamz in their “Here’s the Plan: Washington, D.C., Events and Diversions” column. READ ABOUT IT HERE.
WASHINGTON LIFE MAGAZINE
The metro area’s leading lifestyle publication Washington Life Magazine chose ArtJamz as one of the top “arty things” to do this summer in their FYIDC section. READ ABOUT IT HERE.
READY SET DC
Thanks to the team at creative in-the-know blog Ready Set DC for giving a shout out to ArtJamz. READ ABOUT IT HERE.
THE PINK LINE PROJECT
One of our favorite creative connectors Philippa Hughes chose Artjamz as a “Pink Pink” in the influential creative community blog “The Pink Line Project.” READ ABOUT IT HERE.
WASHINGTON BUSINESS TONIGHT
ArtJamz founder Michael Clements was a guest recently on Washington Business Tonight hosted by Rebecca Cooper. Michael spoke about his company Genki Media and the creative projects such as ArtJamz that it is incubating in the Washington DC area.
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June 23 to 26, 2010: ArtJamz is alive! Genki Media sponsored and produced the first ever ArtJamz sessions, entitled “ArtJamz at Gallery 31: The Four Night Launch Sessions.” You can read all the great reviews here.
June 15, 2010: Genki Media CEO Michael M. Clements moderated “The Future of Media Panel” during DCWEEK on Media 2.0 Day. The panel included leading social media thinkers from CNN, Washington Post Digital and AOL.
June 9 and 10, 2010: Genki Media sponsored and handled media outreach for the Picnic Theatre Company’s production of “Moliere in the Garden: The Imaginary Invalid” at Dumbarton House in Georgetown, Washington D.C. You can view all the media and reviews here.