Paint Nite: DC Cherry Blossoms
The Original Paint Nite: Unleash your inner artist
Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite. You’ll go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way. Guided by a talented and entertaining artist, you'll be amazed at what you create, and how much fun you have doing it.
Yaymaker events give you everything you need to get up, get out, and get making! Instruction is provided by an expert host, so no experience is required, and everything you need is supplied. Grab your friends to paint, plant, tinker, and build—and give your week something to shout about.
Teasim, a collection of Asian-inspired teahouses that infuse the cultures of tea and the ideals of teaism with the informality and casualness of America, A collection of critically acclaimed restaurants that produce simple foods from the cuisines of tea, Bento boxes from Japan, curries from Thailand, and tandoor breads from India. A collection of tea shops with an abundance of tea accessories and exhibitions of work by local potters and artists. A tea seller with a constantly updated inventory of over three dozen teas that represent the best of what is available and a belief that selecting, serving, and selling tea is art and love not just commerce. Why? A desire to share our discovery of the richness and complexity of the tea leaf. A response to the corruption of tea, the style above substance and the use of tea bags in American offerings. An alternative to the obfuscation, over-formalizaiton, and xenophobia of traditional Asian and English tea houses. Directions: On the corner of 8th and D Streets NW. Visible from the Archives/Navy Memorial metro stop. Parking garage on 8th Street and metered street parking. Metro accesible.
CHRIS SOTO has infinite passion, enthusiasm, and energy for producing fine visual artistry! He’s a young, well experienced, artist with an insatiable thirst for creating fine pieces of art, while sipping on the finest of Pinot Grigio. Serving as a visual artist, he has won the hearts of many through his work. Numerously, he has won national art competitions and has received prestigious accolades for the remarkable creativity and detail reflected in his works. Recently, he had artwork exhibited in the U.S. Capitol building, located in the nation’s capital Washington, D.C. Also, his artwork has surfaced in various art galleries in the nation, as well as abroad; to include California, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Currently, his artwork was selected to be exhibited in the DC Art Expo “Hello Again”; spearheaded by the Lincoln Motor Company which helped him to acquire the RAW Visual Artist of the Year Award 2013. Chris has a unique eye for color and a love for creating upbeat paintings. His new inspiration and admiration in painting is to express the beauty, attractiveness, and aggregate qualities in women that give pleasure to the senses that exalts the mind and spirit of onlookers. His recent paintings reflect the strongest and deepest feelings of their souls. The eyes of women are his visual fixation to create art as it reflects the truth and reality of humanity. For further information about this artist, visit his website at: etsy.com/shop/chrissotocreations or Facebook: facebook.com/chrissotocreations