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ART BASH featuring Critique the Critics

Arlington Arts Center

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

ART BASH featuring Critique the Critics

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission   more info Ended $75.00 $2.49
VIP Admission   more info Ended $150.00 $3.99
VIP Admission 4-Pack   more info Ended $500.00 $7.95
General Admission AAC MEMBERS   more info Ended $60.00 $2.19
VIP Admission AAC MEMBERS   more info Ended $125.00 $3.49
VIP Admission 4-Pack AAC MEMBERS   more info Ended $450.00 $7.95

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Arlington Arts Center’s 

ART BASH!  featuring Critique the Critics!

On May 4, 2013, Arlington Arts Center (AAC) and DC Magazine will present ART BASH featuring Critique the Critics, AAC’s annual fundraiser! VIP's arrive at 7pm for a champagne-infused pre-party to mingle with special guests, the AAC Board, and 2013 "Critics". Doors open at 8 pm for General ticket holders and will include a bar featuring a designer cocktail, heavy hors d'oeuvres, music, and a silent auction. During the main event Washington-area journalists and notables will battle it out in a live art competition using supplies from childhood – event guests will critique the artwork by voting for the champion while enjoying refreshments!

This year’s Critics and Notables:

Jason Andelman, Artisan Confections
“Camilla the Hun,” DC Rollergirls
Jen Chaney, Pop Culture Writer and Film Critic on WETA's Around Town
Jonathan Fischer, Washington City Paper
Matthew Lesko that "Question Mark Guy"
Mark Longo, The Arlington Commission for the Arts
Lisa Markuson, Philanthropist and Contributor to The Pink Line Project
Michael McCarthy, DC Magazine Editor–in-Chief
Kathy Park, Reporter and Weekend Morning Anchor for ABC 7 & News Channel 8
Tom Petty, Clarendon Alliance

The night will feature an exhibition presented in partnership with the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA); OPTIONS 2013. This year will mark the fifteenth installment of the biennial survey of metro-area emerging artists and will be the first time the show has been mounted outside of the district. A silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar will complement the improvisational art competition, Critique the Critics, and ground-breaking WPA exhibition, OPTIONS 2013.

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When & Where

Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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Arlington Arts Center

Arlington Arts Center (AAC) is a nonprofit contemporary visual arts center in Arlington, Virginia; dedicated to presenting and supporting new work by regional artists in the Mid-Atlantic States.

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