The Cobalt (formerly known as The Cobalt Hotel) may look a bit like a dive bar on the outside, but on the inside, it has transformed into a home-away-from-home for creative types, drink aficionados, and now… you!
One of the best things about The Cobalt’s revamp and reorganization is the wide variety of entertainment that they are now providing. Punk shows, karaoke, and drag shows all share the same stage on different days of the week.
On top of all of those great night-outs, The Cobalt hosts SNAG, a weekly art raffle and live painting extravaganza that is arguably their most popular event.
Every Wednesday night you’ll find 4 to 7 blossoming/blooming/blossomed/super famous local artists painting live at The Cobalt. Not only do you get to witness great art happening right before your eyes, you can get in on the action too by buying a raffle ticket that may claim you a brand new, original piece of art.
Raffle tickets only cost $5, which means you could walk away with an original piece of art for the same price as 500 one cent candies!
To add even more goodies to the mix, there are art supplies to get busy with, live performances throughout the night, pinball, and various mini monthly events.
Each month, these mini monthly events happen like this:
- First week of the month: Art Market (runs every week)
Local artists bring together a bundle of swag ranging from zines, prints, clothing and accessories
- Second week of the month: Burlesque
Girls from La Belle Affaire perform flamboyant, booty-shaking numbers all night
- Third week of the month: Life Drawing
Practice the art of drawing a live model who will be posing on stage for you.
- Fourth week of the month: Talent Night
Double the usual amount of artists, double the chances of winning art
SNAG weekly live painting art raffles happen every Wednesday from 9:00pm until 1:00am at The Cobalt (917 Main Street). Admission is free but if you want a chance to win the art, you have to buy a raffle ticket:$5 for 1, $10 for 3, $20 for 10.