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ArtJamz Switching Dupont Locations, Crowdsourcing Classes


ArtJamz is moving, but staying in Dupont Circle. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

ArtJamz, currently located at 1742 Connecticut Avenue NW, is gearing up for a move. But don’t worry, it’s only sliding a few doors down.

The freestyle paint party business signed a lease in December for the location of the former Kultura’s bookstore (1728 Connecticut Avenue NW) and plans to open there in March.

“We are staying in the neighborhood, which we are so psyched about,” said Michael Clements, the owner of ArtJamz, whose official title is “chief creative enabler.”

Clements is currently working on building out the new split-level space, and has big plans to expand ArtJamz’s offerings. In addition to holding its usual studio-based creative times, ArtJamz will also offer crowd-sourced art classes.

“Anyone who wants to teach a class can go onto the website and propose a class,” explains Clements. “If they reach the tipping point, they can teach it.”

Clements plans to host these classes on the top level of the new space, and have the ArtJamz studio on the bottom level.

ArtJamz will stay open at its current location through the end of February. Although the exact date of the new location’s opening has not been set, Clements says, “We’ll try not to skip a beat.”

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