What happens when you mix paint, crafts, music, and booze? Only one of the greatest art parties to hit South Florida!!! The Van Gogh-Go art group was founded in 2013 by Gina Black and boasts over 65 rotating live artists, fine art, baked goods, and craft vendors. In an ever changing nightlife scene, The Van Gogh-Go’s stand out as a fun and quirky art soiree.
Black met most of the artists while curating the gallery space for former Green Room Nightclub in downtown Fort Lauderdale. When the club closed down she decided to take her show on the road and founded the Van Gogh-Gos in mid-2013. Black, an artist herself, wants to change the world one art party at a time. “We all love art, and the Van Gogh-Go’s offer an affordable and fun alternative for the average 20-30 something year old guest. We provide a local market of handmade goods, including art, clothing, jewelry, sculpture, toys and more. It is a time to socialize, have a drink, and enjoy some art!”
The Dubliner of Fort Lauderdale hosts the Van Gogh-Go’s monthly art party the last Tuesday of every month at 10pm as a part of their ladies night. Not only do the ladies drink free but you can expect cool tunes by Dj Kaos and Tonxy and find friendly bar service by Jonny Veo and Jenny Kane. The Van Gogh-Go’s offer a variety of handmade/DIY style goods such as hair and cat bows by Laura Monique Saver of Lavacious Creations, super hero and mustache adorned cupcakes by Cindy Correa, surreal paintings and prints by artist Vin Jo of eVoLi art, recycled paint pallet baubles by Marcy Miller of Pallet Pendants, painted vinyl record sculptures by KeShaunda Parrish, sexy bikinis by Jypsea swim-wear, traditional horror paintings by Josh Simon, nerdy chic buttons and stickers by PinCo Designs, vibrant paintings and prints by Vivian Orozco. Live painting regulars are beauties Kate Burn, Lauraly Atria, Nohely Frankenstein, Madison Brody, Serafima Sokolov, Renata Cuellar, and Hilda Vazquez.
For more information, updates, and special events stop by the Facebook page at Facebook.com/thevangoghgos
The Van Gogh-Go’s are always looking for new venues, artists, and crafters! Email Gina Black the TheVanGoghgos@yahoo.com for event booking and availability.