The first people to successfully paint the town red spent more time haphazardly assembling scaffolding and arguing over who got to be the foreman than enjoying the results. Take the planning out of an evening out with today's Groupon: for $99, you get an Underground Dinner experience with two drinks at Art Rebel (a $300 value).
Art Rebel offers a unique creative space and opportunities for artistic injections into everyday existence. Held twice a month, the Underground Dinner experience invites guests to feast and unleash latent creativity in an elegant communal setting. Underground artists arrive in casual, comfortable dress before sitting down to enjoy a four-course meal, whose menu is kept under wraps to surprise the palate more pleasantly than the time your tongue jumped out from behind the couch. Click here to view a sample menu; a vegetarian option will be available.
As the two-hour event stretches over the evening, guests sip on provided beverages and mingle with professional and amateur artists, perfect strangers, and long-lost twins. While musical rhythms penetrate the energetic atmosphere, unmarred canvases beckon to both experienced and dabbling artists, imploring them to manifest infant creativity and paint a custom souvenir to take home or drape over a sleeping neighbor.
"One man's trash is another man's treasure" may be an overused saying to some, but to Art Rebel's crew of painters, it's a mantra. The instructors believe in dreaming up creative solutions to help the environment, and that includes teaching their students how to transform discarded items into masterpieces during eco-art classes. Nontoxic, eco-friendly paints grace paper and canvases in a variety of sessions with different themes, from graffiti-art to cartooning. Elsewhere, beautification meets youth outreach when Art Rebel's team teaches children how to paint public works and encrust their favorite foursquare court with bottle caps.