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




DATE: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 5 pm (free admission beginning at 4:30pm)

LOCATION: Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool, 10 I (eye) St. SW, Washington DC 20024

DC’s performance art explosion is taking to the pool with SynchroSwim 2014, the fourth presentation of WPA’s synchronized swimming performance art competition! Typically, synchronized swimming demands advanced water skills and requires great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry, and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control. At WPA’s SynchroSwim, we celebrate creativity and enthusiasm.  During the one-hour event, approximately 6 artist teams will perform short, unique routines set to musical compositions.  Some may actually be synchronized, but the vast majority will be a free expression of creativity. Past performances have included a biting critique of BP’s role in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, a celebration of the music of Van Halen, an excerpt from Fluid Movement’s Jason and the Aquanauts: 20,000 Legs Over The Sea, and even a performance by an actual synchronized swimming team.

WPA is pleased to welcome Seth Hurwitz, Chairman of I.M.P. Productions and co-owner of the 9:30 Club; José Ortiz, Executive Director of Artisphere; and Lauryn Ricketts, ABC7 Meteorologist as this year’s judges. The judges will rank the teams on a scale of 1 to 10 in two categories: Execution (the skill and coherence of their performance) and Visual Spectacle (the outrageousness of the team’s costumes and performance). Prizes are awarded in these two categories, as well as for Crowd Favorite, which is decided by applause.

SynchroSwim 2014 is free and open to the public and takes place at the Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool, 10 I (eye) Street SW, Washington, DC following the Capitol Skyline Pool Party. Free admission to SynchroSwim 2014 will begin at 4:30pm.

WPA is grateful for the support of SynchroSwim 2014 sponsors

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