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DC Date Contest: Win Free Tickets to ArtJamz

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Sick of the typical date night activity? Had it up to here with happy hours? Dreading your next fancy shmancy dinner?

Of course you are — that’s why you’re on HowAboutWe in the first place (smartypants). If you’re in DC, Washington Life Magazine Editor and dude-about-town Michael M. Clements has a solution for you: ArtJamz.

How it Works:

Tired of “dinner, movie, and $300 dollar bottle service on K Street,” Clements created ArtJamz as the cure for the common night out. You bring yourself, and ArtJamz provides an easel, canvas, paint, brushes, wine, beer, soft drinks, hors d’œuvres and inspiration. The night of the session, ArtJammerz have four hours to mingle, munch, and create a work of art that is theirs to take home at the end of the night.

Want to Go for Free?

One lucky HowAboutWe member will win two free tickets to an upcoming session (which normally costs $60 to $75). To enter to win, all you have to do is post the best date with the word “Art” in it by Monday, March 21.

(And even if you don’t win, for the next two weeks, ArtJamz is offering HowAboutWe members 15% off their upcoming sessions (April dates will be posted soon). Just head on over to the ArtJamz site and type “HowAboutWe” when registering for a Jam sesh.

So are these ArtJamz everything they’re hyped up to be?

Indeed, they are. Several weeks ago, lured by Clements’ promise that ArtJamz would “keep the creative juices flowing even in the most uncreative of souls,” your trusty DC HowAboutWe Community Manager (that’s me) ventured out to the Dupont Circle Jam sesh to see for herself.

I arrived at the Cirque Dupont ArtJam at approximately 7:45, and hung out well past the Jamz closing time. When I arrived at the homey and intimate studio, my fellow painters were well on their way to Picasso/Picassa stardom. Several glasses of wine from the friendly hostesses later, I joined their ranks.

It’s probably safe to say that up until my ArtJam experience, I hadn’t raised a paintbrush since middle school — but with the assistance of Michael, his staff, and my friend Pinot Grigio, I came out of the ArtJam several friends richer and with the painting shown here in tow.

Not horrible, right? And if I can do it, I figured: so can you.