DC Active Singles to Host 'The Art of Love' PaintFest(R) Mixer

Jan 21, 2010, 09:15 ET from DC Active Singles

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- DC Active Singles will host a charity PaintFest mixer at Scene Gallery, National Harbor, Maryland on February 13 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. as a way to spread some love over Valentine's weekend. More than 100 single professionals from the D.C. metropolitan area will gather to paint a series of pre-drawn and color coded designs on canvas. The completed six-panel mural will be donated to The HSC Pediatric Center in Washington, D.C. to help soften the often stressful hospital experience.

Event participants will meet, mix and mingle with other area singles, listen to the jazz guitar stylings of Charlie Redd and Zen Yui and admire original works of art in the gallery.  The admission price of $10 in advance and $20 at the door includes a raffle ticket for prizes valued in excess of $150. The event will take place in National Harbor, the metro area's popular new entertainment district.

The Foundation for Hospital Art  created the PaintFest concept as a way for hospitals throughout the world to become beautiful places for healing, and for communities of people to come together to create the artwork that brings comfort and hope to hospital patients.

"It's a win-win for everyone involved. Participants will meet other great singles and The HSC Pediatric Center will receive beautiful paintings to brighten their walls," said Liz Friedman, president of DC Active Singles. Nancy Burch, director of communications and community services for The HSC Pediatric Center added, "You would be so surprised at the impact of these colorful paintings; they help create a soothing environment for our patients and their families."

Event sponsors include HeartMind Connection LLC, Golden Moon Tea, Hypnocoffee, Scene. Art & Events, Barrel Oak Winery, Red Velvet Cupcakery, Curbside Cupcakes, Peeps & Company, and ColorNet Printing and Graphics.

DC Active Singles is a membership-based activities club that provides a comfortable, non-threatening environment for active single professionals, aged 30+, from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia, to meet others with similar interests for friendship and dating.  DC Active Singles hosts 15 to 20 unique and different activities each month, and provides personal introductions and quality service to its members.

The HSC Pediatric Center (formerly the Hospital for Sick Children) in Washington, D.C., ensures access to quality rehabilitative care and specialty services for infants, children and adolescents with special needs and their families. Their patients, as a result of disease, injury, and premature birth, have complex disabilities that include developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and brain injuries. The HSC Pediatric Center is guided by a family-centered philosophy; they take pride in providing a nurturing environment of family-centered care so that children and teens can learn, play, and grow while receiving the medical care they need. The HSC Pediatric Center is accredited by The Joint Commission© (TJC), and CARF (The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).


Liz Friedman, President

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