Guests were greeted by host Michael Clements [pictured below left, with an ArtJammer], Executive Editor at Washington Life and founder of Genki Media.
Easels filled the entire first floor of the space, an empty mansion undergoing renovation. The ArtJamz staff supplied all the necessary materials for masterpiece creation.
With beer and wine in hand, ArtJammers of all skill levels courageously took to the blank white canvases. Seasoned artists advised and encouraged the inexperienced, and out came the inner artists. Those who opted out of painting could wander, observe and collaborate over over delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by Roti Mediterranean Grill and yogurt from Georgetown's soon-to-open Pinkberry.
Clements came up with the concept for ArtJamz while late-night painting with friends. Recognizing the need for creativity in DC nightlife, Clements launched ArtJamz in June of 2010. In the next year, ArtJamz will move into a more permanent home in Dupont Circle, but they'll continue doing pop-up events in various venues throughout the city.