Upon viewing Titian's Assumption of the Virgin, Michelangelo famously remarked, "I assume he's the virgin." Make your own artistic statement with today’s deal: for $20, you get an art entertainment night, which includes a 16"x20" canvas and unlimited paint (a $40 value), at ARTjamN, a “paintertainment” studio in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Call ahead or email in advance to reserve an easel.
A night at ARTjamN is a creative and social alternative to bars, clubbing, and fishing alone in the dark. Don a casual velour jumpsuit and head to the cheerful studio for an evening of art entertainment. The studio is a light and spacious affair, framed by clean walls dotted with bright paintings and twinkling garden lights. There, the paint-splattered staff provides the canvas, paint, and tunes, also offering customers a choice between a freestyle paint-for-all and a guided painting session. With the latter option, guests will work on one of the paintings of the month and will be guided step by step in their artistic journey by a staff member, exactly like a student in the Renaissance. Regardless of whether you consult the calendar for painting selections or choose to be your own artist, you must call or email the studio to reserve a spot. At the end of the night, ingénue artistes take their paintings home, a shiny token of a night well pigmented.
The concept is the brainchild of owner Maria Parham, a custom portrait artist. Guests are encouraged to bring their own wine and snacks, though the studio provides cups, napkins, and corkscrews, all of which an enterprising mind will manage to use in a one-of-a-kind paint creation. Check the website, as evening workshops are added regularly.
Today’s deal is for customers age 18 and older; the studio holds regular hours Tuesday and Thursday evenings, along with some additional days, but groups of 10 or more can schedule other evenings by appointment.
- It’s a place to paint while you cut up, laugh and jam out to music. They call it “paintertainment.” – Tom Wilemon, Daily News
- I have done this and had the best time! We brought our own wine and had a blast! So much fun. – deborah, I Love Memphis
- Went there last week with several friends. We had a blast. What we did not know how to do, [owner Maria Parham] gave us instruction that was very easy to follow. The music was great, we took several bottles of wine and had a 5 Star evening. Will definately do it again. Great idea for the Cooper Young area. – Shelly Stephenson, Memphis Flyer
Although painting is a solitary experience for many artists, it becomes a color-strewn party at ArtJamN. Enthusiastic staff members encourage participants to interact, inspire each other, and even collaborate on the same canvas. Painters are outfitted with a bevy of paints and textures that add dimension to magnum opuses and make it easier to crawl into someone else's painting and take a nap. Both regular painting sessions and private parties introduce burgeoning artists to a cornucopia of artistic styles as they intermingle and sip from their own stash of adult beverages.
Cooper Young Community Association
2160 Young Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38104Get Directions