Saturday, October 24th, from 8pm – 11pm
Location: Art Whino Gallery
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
DIY Night at Art Whino
Looking for something more creative than your usual Saturday night plans?
Join us for a night of imaginative fun, featuring live artist art toy customizations by five Art Whino artists, as well as over 60 DIY vinyl toys ready for visitors to bring to life with their own creative customization ideas! Come meet artists, watch the customization in action, and join in to express yourself by customizing your own toy.
Need another reason to come out? It's for a good cause! Proceeds from the silent auction of the evening will benefit Best Buddies, a non-profit dedicated to creating one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The five showcased artists’ pieces will be auctioned off during the silent auction at the end of the evening, so stick around to see the excitement and take home your favorite piece!
The evening will also include live DJ, snacks, and cash bar.
If you want to participate, feel free to bring your own materials. Basic paints and brushes will be provided.
DIY night will be an evening of creative fun. DIY, standing for Do It Yourself, refers here to painting, drawing, and creatively customizing vinyl toys, specifically made for this purpose. Custom vinyls, along with other items such as sneakers, skateboards, and more are picking up steam in the art world, and many of today's top artists are making them.
Custom Vinyl Show
Art Whino artists have been given the blank canvas of a Vinyl Teddy Trooper Figure to customize however they see fit. Their innovative solutions will be on display during the event and a great opportunity to see their wide range of artistic styles and techniques applied to the figures. Sylvia Ortiz, Rodney, Lucho Mejia, Brandon Hill, AKA The Baby Chicken, and Dan Barojas will do live painting and customization of the figures.