Its like art class in a bar, only were not going to be telling people what to do, says Emily Hynds, cofounding member of local theater and now artist troupe Boo-Town. Today, the group is setting up shop in Catbirds for Its Alive: Where Everyday People Can Be Artists to help encourage the talent of artistic barflies and random drunks alike. There are going to be booths set up where people can participate in making art, Hynds says. Giant and small canvases will be set up for anyone to add a stroke or two of their own; the pieces will be raffled off at the end of the night. In addition, BooTowns Timmy Wood will host The Next Great American Novel, in which each patron writes a paragraph inspired by the previous one. Hynds says the result will be typed up and e-mailed to everyone in attendance. The night will also feature DIY sculpture, music and, of course, drinking.
Sun., Oct. 7, 7-11 p.m., 2007