Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Painting Uptown Red : Pop-Up Art

A reader writes in about a fun event scheduled for Fat Cat on August 9th from Bottle & Bottega:

"Bottle & Bottega puts on some really great painting parties at their location at 2900 N. Lincoln, so I was really excited to receive this email about an event they are hosting at Fat Cat.  The atmosphere is always very relaxed and low-pressure, and the instructors are really great and will help you turn your painting into a piece of wall-worthy art.  I had never painted before and I always get compliments on my painting from guests." 

Here are the details:
Pop-Up Painting Party:
Paint the Uptown Red at Fat Cat (4840 N. Broadway)!

Thursday, August 9th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$40 per person

We'll be art-partying at Fat Cat in Uptown over cocktails and comfort food with a twist! At this pop-up painting party, you'll enjoy a complimentary light and delicious appetizer buffet plus $5 Signature Martinis! You can also purchase additional drinks from Fat Cat's extensive craft beer selection!  All materials, including instruction, aprons, and a take-home 16x20 canvas will be provided, so you only need to show up ready to uncork your creativity (this is not a BYOB event)!

Appetizers and cocktails from 6:00 - 6:30pm.
PAINTING from 6:30 - 9:00pm.
You can register here.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting Pop-up idear. Its new to me guess I don't get out enough.
    If it works down there it should work here alrighty.

    Another "art in a bar/tavern/pub" type event I'm more familiar with is a "Drink and Draw".
    It is basically a figure drawing session with model in a drinking establishment instead of a studio.

    Dr. Sketchy is a well-known one but never in Uptown yet.

    The way it goes is participants show up with own drawing/painting supplies (I've done wtrclr...), pay $5-10 model fee and order a beer, whiskey, Martini or what have you.

    The model poses 25 minutes on and 5 mins. off 6 times, 3 hours total.

    They begin with short gestural poses from 1 min gesture up to a full25 min for the last two poses.

    The model typically gets $20 an hour, the balnce to the organizer etc.....

    The Brimstone Drawing Club was my favorite before it fizzled out suddenly. It was hosted by a burlesque troupe of dancers in their storefront theatre...$10 and BYOBooze.

    Naturally as theatrical dancers always had a colorful theme, it was very popular monthly with artists for a bit.

    Good Luck Fat Cat with your art gig.