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You are cordially invited to join us for a night of discovery and invention starring the brightest artists and visionary chefs of Arlington and Washington, DC. The event brings together mixologists from the area’s most prominent restaurants to compete to mix creative cocktails inspired by artwork of the Arlington Arts Center's talented resident artists. In addition to fantastic cocktail creations and inspiring art, the event features a beer and wine bar, light fare, a dessert buffet, and festivities including a DJ and dancing.
Drawing arts aficionados, arts patrons, and foodies from around the DC/VA region, this festive event will celebrate the arts and raise money for AAC, a 42-year old non-profit and the flagship visual arts institution in Arlington. Guests will have the opportunity to:
*Sip art-inspired cocktail creations by top mixologists
*Savor innovative cuisine from the finest area eateries
*Meet and mingle with AAC's resident and exhibiting artists
*Enjoy entertainment, dancing, and artful festivities
*Explore compelling exhibitions on all three floors
Rated aRt VIP Tickets are $125 each, and provide access to a special VIP hour (7pm to 8 pm) preceding the public opening of Rated aRt. VIPs will enjoy cocktails and light fare, explore the AAC, and meet AAC resident artists in their studios. VIP guests will also hear from each mixologist regarding his or her ingredients, process, inspiration, and final product, and will vote on their favorite cocktail!
Regular priced tickets are $75 and include open bar, light fare, and the opportunity to explore fabulous exhibits on all three floors of the Arlington Arts Center.
TRANSPORTATION: Lyft is the Official Ridesharing Partner of the Rated aRt Spring Bash. Enter code ARTBASH17 to get up to $5 off your first 3 rides! Already use Lyft? Get 20% off your ride to or from the Arlington Arts Center on Saturday, April 29 with code AAC20. Terms apply.
RESTAURANT & FOOD SPONSORS
Richard and Jean Barton
Part of the Institute for Public Service at Northern Virginia Community College/Alexandria.
Chair: Steffen Jacobsen
Co-chairs: Sacha Cohen, Liz Mixer, Holly Koons McCullough
Bridget Sue Lambert
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Arlington Arts Center
Arlington Arts Center (AAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit contemporary visual arts center dedicated to presenting and supporting new work by regional artists in the Mid-Atlantic states. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and subsidized studio spaces, AAC serves as a bridge between artists and the public. The goal is to increase awareness, appreciation of, and involvement in, the visual arts in Arlington County VA and the region. AAC was established in 1974 and has been housed since 1976 in the historic Maury School. Our facility includes nine exhibition galleries, working studios for thirteen artists, and three classrooms. At 17,000 square feet, we are one of the largest non-federal venues for contemporary art in the Washington metropolitan area.