Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center Hosts Painta Day 2018

By Editorial Team on April 9, 2018
Photo courtesy of Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center.
Event: Saturday, April 14 at 2pm

Painta Day, a free, small art festival, will not only celebrate and provide a retrospective look of Shawn Lindsay’s work and evolution as an artist thus far, but it will also highlight and provide a platform for local thriving artists just like Painta.

The day-long event, scheduled for April 14, 2018 , 2:00PM – Until, has a purpose to promote the notion of, “living with purpose on purpose,” which Painta strives to live and work by daily.

Several series of work will be incorporated to include: The Wild Style, The Greyscale, The Red Room, The Mirror Selfie series and more. Each series will be accompanied by an interactive activity or installation for guests to enjoy. Snap photos of yourself with The Mirror Selfie Series, or create quick art pieces to take as a souvenir.

Enjoy original music produced and performed by local artists, bands and DJs. Of course, original artwork, prints and Painta’s Apparel will be available for purchase.

Artist Bio: Shawn Lindsay, also known as Painta, hails from Forestville, Maryland. Lives and works in Washington DC. An energetic and enigmatic spirit, Shawn had been interested in art and drawing since he was a child and draws inspiration first from his daily life, cartoons and hip hop culture. Also portrait painters such as John Singer Sargent, Henri Matisse, Alice Neil, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Shawn attended the visual & performing arts program at Suitland High School as a young prospect and went on to study Fine Arts at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Find out more about the artist here at

CHACC is located at 3200 MLK Jr. Ave. SE.