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Paint Nite stirs it up at Baltimore restaurants, bars

Paint Nite stirs it up at Baltimore restaurants, bars

On a recent Thursday night at Tatu in Power Plant Live, the lights were dim and the crowd lively. But the 50-some patrons didn't come for the stylish Asian cuisine — they wanted to sip cocktails and work on their brush strokes.

The event — Paint Nite — is a weekly gathering held twice a week in Baltimore bars and restaurants. Participants socialize and re-create a piece of art, while servers dodge easels to deliver cocktails. At this particular Paint Nite, the subject was "African Sun," a simple painting of a sunset with the silhouette of a tree. The artists felt comfortable enough to embellish — one woman painted a palm tree while another decorated...

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