Paint the town Gala

Paint the Town is back and better than ever! Join us for a night of friends, fun, food, fundraising, and dancing on Saturday, June 4th from 7-11 pm!

Dance to 80s hits, rock, R&B, rockabilly, blues, funk, and soul from popular local bands! Eat your fill of tasty savory bites from local favorites, Matchbox, Kaldi’s Social House, and Negril Jamaican Eatery, but save room for dessert at our Nothing Bundt Cake bar! Win fabulous prizes in our raffle and silent auction! Take silly photos with our oversized novelty art supplies! Creative dress is encouraged!

And best of all, have a great night while raising funds to support CREATE’s art education and art therapy programs.

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Each ticket includes:

  • Admission for one (Individual Ticket) or two (Couples Ticket)
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Bundt cake dessert bar
  • A chance to win great prizes through our raffle and silent auction!

Raffle tickets can be purchased on-site at the gala, using cash or credit cards. You must be present at the time of the raffle to be eligible to win. Cash/credit bar, with bar proceeds going to support American Legion Post 41. Gala attendees must be 21 or older.

Venue: American Legion Post 41

American Legion Post 41American Legion Post 41, located right in downtown Silver Spring, is the friendliest post in Maryland, welcoming veterans, musicians, community members, and CREATE Arts Center! The American Legion has provided over 100 years of service to veterans and the community.


Parking is available in the surface lot and connected garage directly outside of the main entrance to American Legion Post 41 (click here or on the parking map to enlarge). The lot can be accessed via entrances on Fenton Street and Silver Spring Avenue.

PLEASE NOTE: Despite the Sligo Avenue address of the venue, the entrance to American Legion Post 41 is through the parking lot, and is marked on the parking map.


The Loose Ends

The Loose Ends is one of DC’s premiere roots rock bands, playing a variety of rock, R&B, rockabilly, and alt-country. Wear your comfy shoes and get ready to dance!

Last Known Whereabouts

Hit the dance floor with music from Last Known Whereabouts, a local Maryland band covering songs from the Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, Beatles, Bob Dylan, and classic Rock and Blues!


Kaldi’s Social House

Enjoy wings, sliders, skewers, egg rolls, fries, and more savory goodies from our next-door neighbor and Paint the Town co-sponsor, Kaldi’s Social House! 

Nothing Bundt Cakes (Silver Spring)

Indulge in a sweet treat (or two, we won’t tell!) at our bundt bar, kindly donated by Paint the Town co-sponsor Nothing Bundt Cakes (Silver Spring). Chocolate, red velvet, and more scrumptious flavors await!


Dine on an array of appetizers from one of the DC area’s favorite restaurants, Matchbox! Known throughout the DMV for their delicious pizza, mini-burgers, and more, we are thrilled to welcome them as a generous gala sponsor!

Negril Jamaican Eatery

Help yourself to delicious savory Jamaican bites generously provided by local favorite, Negril Jamaican Eatery. Enjoy coco bread, jerk chicken, stuffed patties, and more!

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