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Cocktail Chic

| June 29, 2017 | Parties National

A stirring food and cocktail contest marked the Rated aRt soiree at the Arlington Arts Center.

THE PARTY Art aficionados ventured to Virginia for a night of aperitifs and artwork at the Arlington Arts Center’s Rated aRt event. Throughout the evening, attendees sipped on creations made by Arlington’s top chefs and mixologists, influenced by art displays in the center’s galleries. DC magazine’s Michael McCarthy was the cocktail judge for the evening—an impossible task!

THE PEOPLE Participating resident artists from the Arlington Arts Center—all with open studios for guests to explore and buy works—included Negar Ahkami, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi and Becca Kalle.

BEST IN SHOW Along with unique local art and sips, the events featured incredible bites from restos like Lyon Hall and Kapnos Taverna. The big cocktail winner was Ambar—and its team brought down the house! -Marissa Paiano


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