Today, you should… drink, draw and socialize


Whether you’re an amateur or professional artist, or you’re just really into doodling, Ink & Drink is hands down the best way to make art and be social, at, (gasp!) the same time. So step out of that isolating studio of yours and into neighborhood watering hole, Supply & Demand, to get a little buzz on and those creative juices flowing.

Created by three local artists—Joon the Goon, Erwin Papa and Roshi—out of frustration that the closest drink-and-draw event was almost an hour drive away in Silver Lake, Ink & Drink has been steadily increasing in popularity since its first event at Rebel Bite in April 2018. But since the restaurant closed in June, Ink & Drink was moved to this recently opened, art-friendly bar and music venue. If you have trouble finding Supply & Demand, just look for the big, blue eye painted by CRASH for Pow! Wow! Long Beach on the side of the building.

Fun fact: a lot of the artists involved with the first Hello, Welcome mural show at the Ice House Arts Complex are Ink & Drink regulars.

Pro tip: Make sure to bring your own art supplies, as in, pens, markers and pencils (paint probably isn’t the best idea). The paper table covers are provided.

Another great thing: There will be music by panda painter extraordinaire Woes (Datasbelt), Ritchie Ramirez and Stefrose visiting from New Zealand.

Giving us a moment’s pause: Parking is pretty hard to come by near Supply & Demand, so make sure to rideshare, walk, pedal a bike or scoot your way over to the event. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Ink & Drink runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m at Supply & Demand; 2500 E. Anaheim St. For more info, follow Ink & Drink on Instagram @ink_and_drink_lb and Supply & Demand @supply_and_demand_lbc.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.