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 at Art Rebel (a $300 value) in Sherman Oaks. The experience includes:
- Four-course dinner
- Two drinks
- Several different art experiences
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 at a long, well-trimmed common table 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. A sample menu reveals that guests can expect to nosh on the likes of bruschetta, chicken and capicolla anointed with dijon-mushroom sauce, and caramel apples encrusted in sprinkles. 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 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.
14382 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, California 91423Get Directions