Bechtler By Night: Celebrating 10 Years

Bechtler By Night: Celebrating 10 Years



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Come celebrate a decade of art and community at this special Bechtler by Night. Unlock your inner artist with a Bechtler themed Paint ‘N Sip* activity as staff show you how to paint an iconic Bechtler-related image while unlocking your own creative energy. Interactive art activities, games, full access to exhibits, live entertainment featuring the  Colby Dobbs Band, and a cash bar and complimentary light bites will set the stage for an evening of celebration. The monthly program is free of charge.

*  Please note there is a $20 supply fee, and pre-registration is requested for the Paint ‘N Sip activities as participation is limited to 25 Paint ‘N Sippers per class. Please register using the links below. 

Create memories and masterpiece with the aid of our specially trained teaching artist who will guide you through the process step-by-step! There are two sessions that you can attend, one at 5:30 and one at 7:30. Each session costs $20 and includes all materials. 


  • Free Admission from 5-9 p.m.
  • Gallery games and scavenger hunts
  • ‘TEN’ foil embossing project in the lobby
  • Bechtler BINGO - Raffle prize!
  • Cash bar
  • Featured Cocktail:Cosmopolitan

Enjoy sipping on the Bechtler's version of a Cosmopolitan (absolute wild tea vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice) in the cultural heart of charlotte while listening to an original mix of piano-driven, jazz-influenced pop songs from 2010 all brought to you by the local Charlotte group, the Colby Dobbs Band. Consisting of lead singer/keyboardist Colby Dobbs and bassist David J. Sentendrey with Curtis Wingfield (drums), Marcus Harmon (saxophone) and Charlie Trexler (guitar), the Colby Dobbs Band has been steadily increasing their fanbase using a catalog of songs and overall momentum since the group’s inception. 

Share your #BechtlerByNight experience with us! Admission and museum activities are free. There will be a cash-only bar serving wine, beer, spirits and nonalcoholic beverages.

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