Local Celebrities to Partake in Art Competition

by Katie Pyzyk April 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm 2,954 20 Comments

The Arlington Arts Center (3550 Wilson Blvd) is holding its annual “Critique the Critics Art Bash” on Saturday.

During the fundraiser, “culture critics” and other local notables will compete in a live art competition. They’ll make their pieces out of a variety of children’s toys and supplies, such as finger paints, Legos and pipe cleaners.

The list of competitors includes WJLA anchor Maureen Bunyan, D.C. City Paper Arts Editor Jonathan Fischer, Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur and Hanky Spanky from the D.C. Rollergirls.

The fundraiser’s attendees serve as judges for the event, and will vote for the winner. In addition to taking in contemporary art and listening to music, guests can participate in a silent auction while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.

The event will run from 8:00-11:00 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online.

  • Richard Cranium

    “Hanky Spanky”???

  • Here’s a critique

    Get rid of that ghastly neon scar from the facade of that otherwise handsome building. It looks like the year 1991 came and took a dump right there.

    • KalashniKEV

      I think they’re not done building it yet… is it supposed to look like that? Two random neon tubes just randomly bolted to a perfectly good building???

      • Lee-n-Glebe

        It is supposed to look like that. Seriously.

    • novasteve

      That’s a “trend” thing, you’ll see a lot of it in Dupont Circle and Logan Circle, if you were wondering what kind of trend it is.

      • Not your bro

        What kind of trend does that make it? I don’t get it.

      • jackson

        So now you’re ArlNow’s resident Archie Bunker?

    • moo

      Yes, let’s make it the building boring looking for a simple minded person like yourself. Down with creativity! up with conformity!

  • Long Duk Dong

    “No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food.”

    • George

      hello LU

  • Idea

    Sheriff Arthur should create a performance art piece, consisting of actual jail inmates serving as furniture. Bonus if any of them are handcuffed and preggers.

  • probably gonna get wasted & masturbate in public there, sounds fun.

    • ACPD Unmanned Drone

      You just try it.

    • Ty


  • novasteve

    Why isn’t the question mark dude participating?

  • Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn

    Why is this not taking place at the Artisphere?

    • moo

      Read much? Because it’s a fundraiser for the Arlington Arts Center. Artisphere is another organization, one that receives far too much support from the county. They should send some of that money to the Arlington Arts Center which is far better run then Artisphere.

  • George

    Installation Art video lol


  • Craig

    Open bar? I’ll have 6 schlitzes

  • moo

    Last two Critique the Critics events were jam packed and super fun! Looking forward to this year’s event!


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