Kiddar After Hours: A Celebration of the Arts

Washington elite gather for an evening of creative cocktails, live painting and music

In May, our CEO Todd Hitt hosted over 300 people at the Four Seasons in Washington, DC for Kiddar After Hours, a celebration of the arts. Hitt, a noted benefactor of the arts, held the event to highlight a number of creative organizations which he personally supports and has championed over the past year.

At the door, guests were welcomed by gold-painted models handing out art-inspired champagne cocktails and LED bracelets. Inside, DC’s own Maggie O’Neill live-painted a pop impressionistic Lady Liberty and DJ Dino (Violetta Markelou) provided the beats. Art by O’Neill and Dominique Fierro hung on the walls, while floor-to-ceiling screens played independent art films and iconic Hollywood hits. On the patio, guests smoked hand-rolled Dominican cigars. The bars served Hibiki and Yamazaki whiskeys alongside Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Family Reserve. Capitol Standard called it “The Kiddar Capital Event No One Wanted To Miss.”

Kiddar After Hours introduced Kiddar Up, Todd Hitt’s philanthropic foundation. Kiddar Up asserts that everyone deserves an equal chance to deliver something of merit to the world, and provides leadership in support of causes that promote equality, diversity, and liberty for all people.

“Giving back to the community is not only part of being a good businessperson, but also part of being a good citizen. I am proud to support these organizations. — Todd Hitt

Organizations highlighted at Kiddar After Hours were the Phillips Collection, Creative Coalition, Workhouse Arts Center, Creative Cauldron, McLean Project for the Arts, Wolftrap National Park for the Performing Arts, and the arts and humanities programs at the Falls Church Education Foundation.

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