We've already learned the tricks of the trade when it comes to art collecting, so now it's time to get out there and explore. For those of us who are a little weary of fully immersing ourselves into the still-somewhat-unknown universe of contemporary artists, local org ArtSee is helping us out. They've teamed up with popular watering hole Local 16 to put on monthly artist showcases, which is designed to introduce emerging creatives to culture-hungry Washingtonians.
For the bash's second go-around, thirsty guests will be able to check out the work of Tonette Griffin, a recent Corcoran grad whose pieces focus on female identity. You'll get to sip on cocktails while you check out highlights from her senior-thesis show and brush up on your knowledge of local artists. The next step? Making that all-important first purchase, of course. When: Wednesday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Local 16, 1602 U Street NW; 703-216-7298.
Photo: Courtesy of ArtSee