ArtJamz has garnished a lot of attention in the media thanks to the great feedback from ArtJammers like you! Read what the top newspapers, magazines, and blogs are saying about Washington’s most creative and fun night out.
An article on the ArtJamz Dupont Studio gets run in The Washington Post Going Out Guide. “ArtJamz Outgrows Its Old Space.”
ArtJamz was voted Best of 2012 by readers of Washington Post Express.
ArtJamz covered in Huffington Post
Refinery 29 recommends ArtJamz “Get Inspired Right At The Source With A Painting Party In A Museum”
Nice Mention in NBC Washington for our Smithsonian pop-up sessions in their regular “What You’re Doing This Week” column
Artjamz in Bisnow, along with Paul Wharton & Erwin Gomez
The word is out in Baltimore about ArtJamz! READ HERE
ArtJamz is looking good in the back pages of the Washington Business Journal!
Did you see us on Fox 5 this week? If not, check it out. We have a fun KidsJamz session they taped. See
what ArtJamz is all about..
Check us out in Daily Candy: ArtJamz Paint Party Session
We’re the Punch Pick on Pamela’s Punch
The ArtJamz Dupont Studio opening party looking good in the Washington Business Journal!
Thanks to dresshopper for the great coverage!
Did you see ArtJamz on The Huffington Post?
Check out our opening in NBC Washington Nonstop the scene!
We were a weekend pick by Washington Flyer Media!
Check us out on DCevent junkie: Find Your Inner Artist
View ArtJamz Dupont Studio in Going Out Guide From The Washington Post!
Revamp covers our Dupont opening
MODWedding recommends ArtJamz as a fun bachelorette party idea
Thanks to The Georgetowner for highlighting our new studio!
Our new bar/gallery, the ArtJamz Dupont Studio featured in Thrillist w/ pics from Anchyi Wei
Thanks to NBC4 Angie Goff for unleashing her inner artist on live TV!
FEB Prince of Petworth covers our Dupont opening
Thanks to 365 Things to Do in DC for highlighting ArtJamz!
ArtJamz selected by DCist in “About Tonight”
Thanks to Pamela’s Punch for writing about our Holiday ArtJamz sessions in Georgetown!
Thanks to Greg’s List for shouting out our Georgetown Sessions
Washingtonian names ArtJamz one of DC’s “Best and Brighest Art Events”
ArtJamz Night Owl session this Saturday night in Washington Post Art Events.
DCist recommends ArtJamz
ArtJamz Art All Night Sessions in Biznow The Scene.
NBC Washington Non-Stop swung by our Fathom Creative sessions near Logan Circle and did this great segment on what Artjamz is all about.
Revamp.com has great photos and coverage of “Washington’s Top Artista Challenge.” READ HERE
Greg’s List has photos from “Washington’s Top Artista Challenge.” READ HERE
The Capitol Fashionista covers “Washington’s Top Artista Challenge.” READ HERE
Pamela’s Punch covers “Washington’s Top Artista Challenge.” READ HER
Project Beltway covers “Washington’s Top Artista Challenge.” READ HERE
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
Greg for Greg’s list was live on TV talking about what his choices for the weekend were, and he choose ArtJamz! WATCH.
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 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’s Punch 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
REVAMP.COM 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.
DC ON HEELS on TBDTV
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.
Pamela’s Punch 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.
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
GEORGETOWN DISH 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.
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.” READ ALL OF KARIN’S ARTICLE HERE
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.”
DAILY CANDY 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 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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