By Alex Middleton, MOAS Director of Sales & Special Events
On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the Museum of Arts & Sciences partnered with Paint Nite Daytona Beach in Root Hall to host the first event in the new Cocktails & Creations series that the Museum will host throughout the year. The first event was a Black Light Paint Night and sold out a month in advance. Attendees started off the night with a tour of the new NASA Innovations exhibit to get inspired for the galactic themed event and NASA trivia that was to come.
As guests entered Root Hall, there was a station for face painting with black light paint, fun props for photos, and black light corn hole. In the back of the room, guests could grab some appetizers and enjoy the signature cocktail of the night, Galactic Lemonade, which was out-of-this-world!
Paint Nite instructor, Johnny Yarbrough, set up a space themed projector-show on the wall and kicked the night off with some fun music. The creative juices started to flow as guests began to create their masterpieces. Halfway through the program, Johnny encouraged everyone to get up and stretched their legs while he gave away prizes through a series of NASA themed games. Prizes included black lights, free tickets to a future Paint Nite event, artwork, and a wine basket!
“I enjoyed making new friends in the midst of discovering how fun, messy, and challenging it is to paint in the dark,” said Claire Brubaker, committee member of the MOAS Young Philanthropists group who volunteered and painted at the event.
The next Cocktails & Creations event will be hosted at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The theme will be centered around Florida art and guests will create their masterpieces on 17x20 wooden panels.