Cool cats and hip chicks were only allowed into the Yelpers Art Pad event for Yelp Atlanta’s Elite party on April 16, 2008! We were hosted by the lovely Mommy-O & Daddy-O at hidden spot Sketchy’s Art Pad. The retro, funky vibe is a space for all things creative – art classes for kids and adults, special events and private party rentals. We daresay that ‘cool’ met ‘cool’ as the Elite Squad descended on this spot off Atlanta Road!
Both owners and Sketchy’s hostess with the mostess Carole worked the crowded and inspired us all with their tales about their business and especially the creative concept behind Sketchy’s. They focus on pulling creativity even out of the most reluctant, and enjoy finding the wonder unexpected places – like the trash! Art projects focus on using recycled materials – and just such a project was waiting for us! Daddy-O gave a demo of how he turned some plastic bottles and coat hangers into works of art, and the Elite Squad had the chance to do the same.
While nibbling on a gourmet cheese and charcuterie selection from nearby Muss & Turner’s, yelpers dove into the project, bending wire, cutting bottles and colorizing to their heart’s content.
Many a yelper turned up the creativity notch with their own stylish spin – seriously, check out Lauren S in her vintage-y cool necklace (which she luckily found among all her moving boxes!). New Elite member Peter Y was of the last to leave, and both Leslie E and Rhonda M were lucky enough to come in on the arms of Joel C!
Deanna S & Aanal P‘s crew arrived fashionably, and we saw newly engaged Alexa G! Brittany S and Elizabeth S were back on the scene, too! Jane S arrived minus one Bill S, but it was her time to shine when it came to getting creative! And Gretchen O enjoyed the chance to kick it with fellow yelpers in a different environment.
Dio S loved the Tiger Beer so much, he was drinking two at a time! Oh, and did we mention the beer was chillin’ on ice in the tub-turned-cooler? If only our pads had as much style as Sketchy’s!
~ Until next time, much yelpy love from Deanna J!