As part of my ongoing exploration of all things daring & dancy, I decided to check out Seattle’s monthly paint dancing party.
Paint Dancing is a painting party that devolves into a dance party. Paint dancing parties rock 13 different cities, but the original was started by abstract artist Matt Jones at Gasworks Gallery in Seattle. For $15 you get tempera paints, brushes, paper & snacks. For an extra $5, you get wine (but don’t let people dip dirty brushes into your wine.) Proceeds go to MashedPotatoes.org, a non-profit that gives potatoes & other easily stored food items to food banks around Washington.
There are a lot of primary colors, party songs everybody knows, and friendly people of all ages. People make everything from finger-paintings to masterpieces, and everybody dances! There are paint-brush-armed conga lines, people decorating each other’s faces and clothes, and even limbo (scroll down) Verdict: Highly Recommended!
Here are some shots from my paint dancing experience.
December’s Paint Dancing Party is December 9th from 8-10pm at Gasworks Gallery. It’s Crazy Hat Night.