Sneak Peek: New ArtJamz Space

ArtJamz hosted a private reception Wednesday night in its new space at 1742 Connecticut Ave. NW. The new venue for the combo painting session/bar night will open to the public Friday, March 9.

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ArtJamz hosted a private reception Wednesday night in its new space at 1742 Connecticut Ave. NW. The new venue for the combo painting session/bar night will open to the public Friday, March 9.
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Cozy at 800 square feet, the new studio will allow groups of 10-25 patrons to enjoy a variety of drinks and refreshments while they paint.
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94.7's "The Tommy Show" co-host Kellis Collis (R) popped up with some friends early in the evening.
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Patrons can choose from a pay-as-you-go option, or a $65 fixed cost. The package includes beer, wine and vitaminwater zero, catering from Fuel Pizza, a canvas, unlimited paints and materials.
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Visitors at Wednesday night's reception took turns contributing to a community canvas that will go on display in the venue.
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Michael M. Clements created ArtJamz three years ago, but this is the first time the event's had its own venue. Before that, it popped up each month at a different location around town. Now, though, Clements has quit his day job at Washington Life and is looking to hire art students and teachers.
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Attendees include 94.7's Kelly Collis, former "Real Housewife" and T.H.E. Artist Agency prez Lynda Erkiletian, MoKi Media's Dannia Hakki, Cheryl Romero (R) and Discovery's Laura Carlson. Guests sipped Chandon Rose cocktails and noshed on food from Fuel Pizza throughout the night.
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"I paint, therefore I jamz."
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Visit Clements' Twitter to view the finished communal canvas here.
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Less artistic, but certainly not less amusing: paper-towel pawprints.
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Laura Carlson (R) with a friend.
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