About

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.

HOW IT WORKS

ArtJamz is a public art studio and lounge 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.

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.

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.

CHOOSE A CANVAS OR STREET ART DOLL

Canvases and dolls are priced separately and come in a range of sizes and prices. 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, tea, coffee 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.

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 christina@artjamzdc.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.

GET INSPIRED

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…

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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 …

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