Artini is an annual fundraiser for the Corcoran Gallery where bartenders and mixologists from around the DC area compete by creating a cocktail inspired by a piece of art. A month long competition of feature nights at various bars and restaurants allows each bartender to showcase their creation. Artini held at the beautiful Corcoran Gallery is the culminating event where all cocktails can be enjoyed and the winner is announced. This event combines all the things I love: cocktails, art and dancing! Toss in some great friends and you’ve got the perfect night!

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Starting off the evening with champagne, is there any other way?photo (7)

And let’s not forget the art!

“Loop” by Jennifer Steinkamp and Jimmy Johnson

Captured by the paparazzi and photo bombed by Alan.