Instructor Liz Dass

Feature article by Luis Josephus

“Ala Carte” is a French phrase that means, according to the menu. ART ala CART – a local mobile art business in Vero Beach, varies its menu of painting subject matter every week. On one occasion it may be a painting of a swimming sea tortoise, whereas another time it may be a portrait of a cute Yorkie Terrier in pop art style. It’s always lots of fun and entertaining for all.

Owner and art instructor, Liz Daws, is a former middle school art teacher and Art Director at Foote, Cone and Belding Advertising in Atlanta. She enjoys helping others experience the love of art and develop their creative skills through her painting parties.

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or experienced artist, everyone is welcomed to attend the Art ala Cart sessions. Liz remarked, “Art ala Cart is a fun mobile art class where freedom of expression rules. It is very much like a Paint and Sip class, except we have pre-drawn canvases – so you don’t have to be a professional artist to take home beautiful work of art. We also provide the materials, artistic instruction, and together we create the fun.”

Anne Conklin is a regular student at Art ala Cart parties.

Paint Nite events at local restaurants and bars are spurring a creative movement across the country and beyond, according to New York Magazine. Anne Conklin, a local Treasure Coast resident is a regular at Art ala Cart paint parties. She is a real estate broker who has lived in Vero Beach for the last 18 years and never picked up a paintbrush before taking these classes. “Six weeks in and having I’m having so much fun!” says Anne. “Under our instructor Liz’ guiding hand and watchful eye, she offers us all an opportunity to perhaps discover an interest we never knew we had, and to stretch ourselves. It’s so delightful to spend a few hours each week having fun with other like-minded participants where we all learn, laugh, and encourage one another.”

So, if you’re looking for a different night out, or a creative social event or party, check out their website below and weekly schedule. Wednesday art sessions are held at the TGIFridays Restaurant in the Indian River Mall, Vero Beach. Saturday sessions at Vinz Wining and Dining Restaurant in the Pelican Plaza. With Art ala Cart, you can also host your own party in your home, or just about any other venue you prefer. Just let them know what you’re looking for and they’ll customize a party to suit your imagination.

Art ala Cart is ready when you’re ready, to play with paint.

For more information, contact Liz Daz at: