Looking to add more rhinestones to your wardrobe? Get your ‘90s flare on at the ICA this Friday. The contemporary art museum is hosting a night of embellishment, brews, and art at their ICA After 5: Beers + Bedazzling event.
The ICA will supply the heat guns, stampers, and bedazzling supplies. While they will also have a limited number of headbands and hair clips handy, they highly recommend that you BYOB (Bring Your Own Basic)—such as plain denim, sunglasses, or a water bottle—with which to get artsy.
To add to the fun, the ICA will offer beer samples from Harpoon Brewery for participants who are 21-plus.
Hannah Gathman, director of events and social programs at the ICA, said the museum sees crowds of all ages at ICA After 5 events, ranging from families with kids to couples on first dates. She said that ICA After 5 events are much “lower key” than other ICA night events, like First Fridays or Summer Fridays, which bring about 1,000 people to the Seaport museum.
Beers + Bedazzling will take place in the ICA’s lobby, which also plays host to a sculpture from the ICA’s newest exhibit, Nari Ward: Sun Splashed. The rest of the exhibit, which opened Wednesday, will be on view in the West Gallery.
It costs no extra fee to bedazzle, just museum admission.
“It’s a drop-in event,” Gathman said. “It’s something you could do for 20 minutes, then head up to the galleries.”
ICA After 5: Beers + Bedazzling; Friday, April 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; The Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston; icaboston.org