There has been a lot of discussion lately about the existence of the so called Painting Party. Some people see them as simple entertainment, a way to scrape up a living as an artist. Others think of them as a great way to paint for the first time since grade school. I sit in both camps, so today I'm going to list 10 thoughts that cycle through my mind (and our discussions at Creativity Matters) on a regular basis.
They bring creativity to new people - Art Parties engage an audience who would rarely otherwise access art. It seems silly because they obviously can afford to attend events, but art isn't their top priority. I have yet to see a person at an art party whom I know from my time working at the local gallery. I get it, with art as one of my top priorities, I totally don't engage in some other activities like yoga, politics, writing. Despite not being extremely interested in seeking out art experiences,