Last week, I went with three of my girlfriends to an event at Bottle and Bottega. They offer an assortment of public art parties, as well as private ones, at their locations in Illinois and Denver, Colorado.
Our event included a taco buffet and margarita mix (it was BYOT... bring your own tequila), plus a 16x20 canvas, paints, and art instruction—all for $40 a person. There were about 25 attendees in all, mostly a mix of girls and guys in their 20s and 30s.
Using a picture as a guide, we each painted a beach scene. It was inspiring to see how each person had a unique take on the same picture—different colors, techniques, elements. Overall, it was really fun and definitely something outside of the typical dinner-and-drinks girls' night.
Here's a look at my creation:
And here's the picture we were attempting to copy: