Unleash Your Inner Artist!® with ArtJamz®
Founded in 2010 in Washington DC, ArtJamz® is America’s original public art studio and lounge as well as the National Capital Region’s original source of participatory paint parties. We were the first in the area to combine socializing, drinks and creative expression and let people unleash their inner artists. Our public art studio and lounge plus unique brand of guided-freestyle paint parties are great for social and professional events, office outings, private paint parties, kids parties, and date nights as well as for singles looking for something fun to do in Washington DC.
CONTACT AND LOCATION
ArtJamz Dupont Studio
1728 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, 20009
Private Event Questions: 202-768-9164, firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our GROUP REQUEST FORM
Tuesday to Thursday 5PM to 11PM
Friday 5PM to Midnight
Saturday Noon to Midnight
Sunday Noon to 8PM
HOW IT WORKS
ArtJamz is a public art studio and lounge open 6 days a week where you can paint, drink, lounge, buy art or just flip through cool art books and paint on the walls. We provide studio time, canvas, art materials and guidance. All you do is show up, paint, have a drink, listen to jamming tunes and enjoy yourself. You are not confined by a specific class time or schedule. This is not a structured class type of environment but roving trained artists – “Creative Enablers” – are always there to provide tips, guidance and encouragement.
Online reservations via our event calendar are highly recommended. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and access is dependent upon space and availability.
CHOOSE AN ARTSY PACKAGE
You can go a la carte at ArtJamz or choose a paint + drink package that includes 1.5 hours of studio time (all art materials included), 1 canvas and 1 drink.
BUY STUDIO TIME
Studio time gives you full access to our awesomely creative and fully stocked art studio. Live like an artist without the mess happening in your living room. Studio time includes unlimited acrylic paints, paintbrushes and tons of cool “weapons of mass creativity” like paint knives, graffiti markers, pencils, oil pastels, glitter, drafting tape, construction paper, glue, stencils, and random crafty knicknacks. You’ll get a standing easel, a smock, a paint palette and personalized guidance from our art-trained Creative Enablers.
Meanwhile, great music and a selection of wines, champagne and beers in the Artist Lounge will keep the creative juices flowing even in the most uncreative of souls. We have Honest Tea, coffee and water as well.
GET A CANVAS OR STREET ART DOLL
Canvases range in size and price. We use studio grade stretched cotton canvas. We do not keep or store canvas at the studio. We have hair-dryers as well as wet canvas carry bags at the studio. Left canvases get painted over and re-sold as recycled art.
We also have KidRobot DIY Street Art Dolls available for purchase.
You may also bring your own own canvas or thing to paint, however, we do charge a “corkage” fee.
ENJOY LIQUID INSPIRATION
Order from a selection of white, red and sparkling wines, beer and specialty cocktails as well as non-alcoholic sodas, Honest Tea, coffees and water.
TAKE ARTJAMZ HOME WITH YOU!
Want an ArtJamz smock, “Work of Art” T-shirt, wine glass, extra paint, mug or stickers? We’ve got them at the studio! Take your canvas and the magic of ArtJamz home with you. They make great gifts.
ArtJamz can range from $26 to $50 per person depending on how long you paint, which canvas size you choose and if you enjoy beverages or not. For pricing information visit our FULL MENU.
GUIDED FREESTYLE APPROACH
We don’t tell you what to paint – this is isn’t one of those banal and structured wine and paint class things; but our staff of creative enablers are always on hand to give personalized tips, guidance and encouragement, making our paint parties the best and most creative in town. Since opening, ArtJamz has proudly served as one of Washington DC’s most popular paint parties and creative outlets as well as an innovative leader in the global participatory paint party movement. We love what we do – after coming to a paint party at ArtJamz, you’ll see why.
WE DO PRIVATE EVENTS
Looking to book an event? Have you thought about making it a paint party? From kids birthday parties to corporate events, private parties, and charity fundraisers, ArtJamz stands as the gold glitter standard for a creative location, activity and entertainment center in the Washington DC area. To book, call our private events director today at 202-768-9164, email her at email@example.com, or go to our private events page. We would love to help educate about paint parties and the creative culture we aim to spread to our community and patrons.
Paint parties are taking hold and redefining the way that people view art, painting and parties – Washington DC’s nightlife will never be the same. Unleash Your Inner Artist!®
WE DO CLASSES TOO
Sometimes you just want to learn something and not have to worry about what you paint! No worries. We have classes GO HERE for a complete list.
FIND AN UPCOMING SESSION
See that calendar over on the right? Use that to see what we have coming up.
We have lots of sketch and art books at the studio and you can access our PINTEREST PAGE for ideas … or just ask our awesome Creative Enablers, who are always there to help guide you — the wine and beer help too…
202-709-8096 (studio) | firstname.lastname@example.org | artjamzdc.com
202-768-9164 (private events) | email@example.com
ARTJAMZ STUDIOS AND LOCATIONS
Say hello to the ArtJamz Dupont Studio located at 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC. This 2000 sq foot split level studio has a cozy Artist Lounge for drinks, food and socializing and the ArtJamz Gallery where you can unleash your inner artist without worrying about getting paint on the floor – in fact, we encourage it. The studio has been built out to suit the ArtJamz experience. For example, ArtJammers will now have over 30 different acrylic colors to choose from as well as a dedicated cleaning station and more art tools, different sized brushes, graffiti markers, stencils, sponges, paint knives, pencils, oil pastels, and misc arts and crafts knick-knacks than ever before.
WE POP-UP TOO!
We’re like the circus, we like to roam the metro area and find cool spaces to pop-up and get our jamz on. Since launching, we’ve held sessions at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum Kogod Courtyard, Lamont Bishop Gallery, Long View Gallery, an empty retail spaces in Crystal City and Dupont Circle, a mansion in Georgetown, Cafe Asia, the Gibson Guitar Showroom, The Loree Grand, Montserrat House, Fathom Gallery, The Dunes, Lincoln Restaurant, Tysons Galleria, Bloomingdales, and many other unexpected and cool places.
HOW THE HECK DID THIS START?
ArtJamz was launched in February 2010 by Michael M. Clements as a production of Genki Media® LLC, a company dedicated to incubating creative enterprises in the Washington D.C. metro area. The ah-ah moment came when Clements was up late one night painting, drinking and hanging out with a group of friends instead of going out. He half jokingly said, “Wouldn’t this be great if we could do this at a bar?” The rest they say, is history …
CAN I LEAVE MY CANVAS AT THE STUDIO?
We get asked a lot if people can leave their canvases at the studio. Unfortunately, we don’t have storage space — Dupont is expensive!. We ask that you plan to take your canvases with you. Leaving them at the studio is not an option. If still choose to leave your canvas at the studio, by doing so, you acknowledge of agree that your canvas might get lost or damaged and that it will get painted over it and re-sold it as “recycled canvas.” We do have carry bags available for $2.50 that you can use to carry your canvas out and we have blow dryers at the studio to help with drying.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-709-8096.