What is Painting The Music?

"Painting The Music" brings together local musicians and area painters for a showcase whereby the visual artist paints an entirely new work of art on stage with the singer-songwriter, using inspiration from the first song of the musician’s live set. The viewers’ energy becomes part of the art as audience members are encouraged to interact with the musicians and artists, becoming the third arm of a creative triad. The paintings are auctioned throughout the evening, with the artists setting minimum bids in a silent auction, and taking home 100% of the proceeds of the sale.

The first "Painting The Music" occurred at Ebenezers Coffeehouse in DC on July 20th, 2012. The night was a huge success, and because of that triumph, the event is now held as a regular performance series at different locations and cities. The show has also appeared at The Atlas Theatre and The Dunes in DC, The Franklin Park Performing Arts Center in Purcellville, VA, Gallery 5 in Richmond and the Village at Leesburg. Hope to see you all at the next one!

Check out the Painting The Music Facebook Page!
 

Upcoming Shows

No shows currently scheduled, but we are planning multiple events for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015! Stay tuned...

8/23/14 VILLAGE AT LEESBURG RECAP

The first outdoor and free to the public PTM show occurred at the Artful August festival at Village at Leesburg. It POURED rain for most of the day, but we did the best we could huddled under the tent! A great time was still had by all! Many more photos will be posted soon the PTM Facebook Page!

Eugi (artist), Dave Mallen (musician), Dan Fisk (musician), Casey Gill (artist), Justin Trawick (musician), Karen Watson (artist) and Ken Wenzel (musician).

4/13/13 Dunes Recap

All of the photos are posted on THIS photo album on our Facebook Page. The timelapse video below shows DC-based artist Sardar painting a beautiful interpretation of Dan Fisk's song "A Thousand Love Songs". It was a great night! And thank you to Susana Travieso for filming!
You should also check out THIS timelapse video of artist Nadia Janjua painting Zahra Universe's song "Mirror Mirror" from the show!

3/8/13 Gallery 5 Recap

Lots of pictures have been posted from the show on the PTM Facebook Page. HERE is a link the album. Below you will find one of the timelapse videos for the show. It is the duo "FarAway" playing their song "Somehow", with a painting by artist Nikki Galapon (thanks to Rinny Wilson for filming!). Below that is the live performance Dan did on the CBS show "Virginia This Morning" to promote Paint The Music the morning of the show in Richmond! 
 You can also watch the sit down interview Dan did later in the show HERE!

2/23/13 Buncearoo Recap

The biggest and best Paint The Music yet! Please check out the PAINT THE MUSIC FACEBOOK PAGE for all of the photos from the show. And check out this great timelapse video of the painting that Penny Hauffe did of Ted Garber's song "Hula Hoop Girl"!!

11/17/12 Atlas Recap

Wow. That could be the one word to describe what occurred at The Atlas on this very special night. The musicians were incredible, the artists were amazing. We took a lot of photos (posted on the PTM Facebook Page), and tons of video, including time-lapse photography of each painting. All of that will be posted in due time! Here are some photos and info about the 3 songs and the paintings they inspired.
 

THE MUSICIAN: Dan Fisk
THE ARTISTVian Shamounki Borchert
THE SONG: "Barefoot Tapdance" (Lyrics, watch video below)
 


WATCH THE TIMELAPSE VIDEO OF THIS PAINTING BEING CREATED LIVE!


 
THE MUSICIAN: Zia Hassan
THE ARTIST: Sardar
THE SONG: "Art Acord" (Lyrics)
 


WATCH THE TIMELAPSE VIDEO OF THIS PAINTING BEING CREATED LIVE!


 
THE MUSICIAN: Taylor Carson
THE ARTIST: Eugi
THE SONG: "Steady Down" (Lyrics, video from a previous show)
 

Press

Check out the article that "We Love DC" wrote about the first PTM show, as well as the wonderful write up by "Social In DC"!