Date: August 23, 2014, 12pm-10pm (rain-date August 24)
Location: 990 4th St. SW, Washington DC 20024 (empty lot next to CVS and across from SW Community Library)

WPA invites all community members to get messy, eat, dance, listen to music, and be a part of a unique and exciting public art project that adds to the transformation of Southwest DC by stomping with them to create a mixture of mud, straw, and recycled materials (called “cob”) at their community picnic and art making event, Mud DanceThis event is part of the 5×5 – A Project of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an ambitious District-wide program of contemporary, temporary public art dedicated to exploring new perspectives on our city through the lens of five curators.

Cob made at the event will be used for outdoor seating designed by artist Michael Koliner. Koliner uses sustainable practices in his art and includes recycled materials, eco friendly finishes and human powered tools in the making of his seats. Koliner’s cob seating will compliment curator Lance Fung’s Nonuments Park, part of the DC Commission on the Art and Humanities’s citywide 5×5 public art projectNonuments is a temporary park that seeks to challenge understandings of the word “monument.” The seating will be used to help create a park space where the community can reflect on ideas, people, and personal struggles that are not the subjects of the traditional monuments that occupy DC.

Participants are asked to wear comfortable shoes and clothes to the event that can get muddy.

Special thanks to Mud Dance supporters: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Office of PlanningFung Collaboratives, Chapel Valley Landscape Company, Community Forklift – Nonprofit Thrift Store for Home ImprovementFrager’s HardwareKendama USA, and ROMA | Eco-Sustainable Building Technologies.


Washington Project for the Arts invites you to

CigART Night
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Capitol Skyline Hotel Lounge & Pool Deck
10 I (eye) Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

Sponsored by La Palina Cigars, Copper Fox Distillery, MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, and Bloomery Plantation Distillery.

Join us for an evening of cigars, single malt whisky and vodka tastings, hand-crafted SweetShine cocktails, and a poolside performance of live Cuban music.

Tickets are $125 per person and include:

    • La Palina El Diario Torpedo cigars
    • Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky tasting
    • MurLarkey Distilled Spirits Vodka and Whisky tasting
    • Bloomery SweetShine selection of hand-crafted cocktails
    • Live Cuban Music featuring Ernesto “El Gato” Gatell
    • Gift bag (including samples from The Grooming Lounge, Wasmund’s Whisky, MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, and La Palina Cigars)

This event will sell out! Only 75 tickets available. Reserve yours today!


For more information, contact Nathalie von Veh, Development Assistant at 202-234-7103 x5.

Special edition artwork by Tim Conlon, Jimmy Miracle, and Dennis Lee Mitchell will be on view and available for purchase.

All proceeds support WPA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Special thanks to CigART Night sponsors Judy and Andrew Sherman, Bill Paley, Rick Wasmund, Rob Losely, Tom Murray, and Mike Gilman.


La Palina 

The La Palina El Diario is a richly flavored, medium-bodied cigar. The sweet characteristics of the Honduran rosado wrapper round out the spicy Nicaraguan corojo and criollo filler. The double binders from Honduras refine and complete the blend, creating beautiful balance. The La Palina El Diario is a straightforward blend with a harmony of sweet and spicy notes that you will find is the ideal choice for daily enjoyment.

Copper Fox® Distillery

Rick Wasmund, Master Distiller, formed Copper Fox® Distillery in January of 2000. Copper Fox, located in Sperryville, VA, produces Single Malt Whisky, Rye Whisky, Distiller’s Art™ Series, Single Malt Spirit, Rye Spirit, Bourbon Spirit, barrel kits, and barrels. Take a tour of the Distillery and see for yourself how this gold medal winning* whiskey is produced!

*Beverage Testing Institute The 2013 International Review of Spirits Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky Gold Medal — 92 Points “Exceptional”


For centuries the Irish have inspired the world with their literature, poetry, song, tenacity and of course their sense of humor. At MurLarkey we embody these traditions and put them in each and every one of our Handcrafted, Small Batch Spirits. Made from the finest all-natural ingredients, Distilled to perfection; packaged with pride and delivered with cheer. Our legacy to your lips. We hope you will share in our “MurLarkey”

Bloomery Plantation Distillery

Bloomery Plantation Distillery opened as a mini-distillery in the agri-tourism industry on September 17, 2011. With a sweet spin on moonshine, we make moonshine drinkable through our hand-crafted, award-winning SweetShine® liqueurs from farm-fresh fruits, roots, and nuts. And in 2.5 years, open two days a week, 35,000 visitors agree. 

CigArt Night 2013, photos courtesy Tony Hitchcock