A Creative Escape on Solano

A Creative Escape on Solano

A Creative Escape on Solano A Creative Escape on Solano A Creative Escape on Solano

1639 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA  94707

"a diamond & a mic 3" - press release

  OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (February 6, 2020) - A Diamond in the Ruff, Inc., announces the 3rd Annual, “A Diamond & A Mic” Paint & Sip fundraising event. This will be an inspiring and unparalleled event bringing creative arts and social justice to one room. We are excited to have a Hip Hop female icon, rapper and television personality, Trina, as our celebrity host for the evening. We promise an exhilarating and exciting fundraiser to raise awareness and the empowerment of women who have been victims of domestic violence, working homeless with children, sex trafficking and who have otherwise been victimized by circumstances beyond their control. It is a celebration of Women Who Are Winning despite adversity. Our objective is to heighten the consciousness of the CRISIS we are facing in the Bay Area.

The event will be on FEBRUARY 15, 2020, 7:00pm at the Oakland Metro Operahouse, 522 -2nd Street. 

For ticket information www.aceonsolano.com or www.adiamondintheruffhouse.org .

Local celebs like DJ Chuy Gomez, DJ MindMotion will be in the room spinning classic R&B and hip-hop tunes along with many women organizations in attendance. This is our opportunity to showcase those who have collaborated, provided support and assistance to this very important Cause.

Partners and Benefactors include: Vent & Breathe, Marketing Kings, A Creative Escape on Solano, Monique’s Clozet, Churchgurls Rock, DLA Piper LLP, City of Oakland, ROOTS, BACS, Alameda County Social Services, 211 Referral Services, Courageous Women, Barbershop Forum, Prestige, East Oakland Community Shelter Program, Mizane Boutique, Progressive Transitions, Better Homes Mann & Associates, TBoss Cakes, Glamorous Grazing, A Newer You – Body, Mind & Wellness, Get It Girl Fitness!



The unapologetic Rapper Trina means what she says and says what she means with her unfiltered delivery.  Trina strengthened a legacy that is cemented in hip-hop culture with her brash, unselfconscious lyrics which paved the way for newcomers like City Girls, CupcakKe and even  Rihanna. 

Join us in the Paint & Sip TAKEOVER with “Da Baddest”… Come and get to know the  one who did it FIRST! She was the BADDEST…She’s still the BADDEST, but most importantly, she will  always be the BADDEST!

Paint Parties

Adult Paint Party


Are you ready to get your Picasso On! 

We are hosting the hottest and trendiest parties on the planet! 

 Don't know how to paint?  Who cares!  

No experience needed!  

We briefly demonstrate and/or provide step-by-step instructions to help you create a unique one-of-a-kind masterpiece!  

Contact us if you want to book a private party at party@aceonsolano.com

Petite Picasso Paint Party


Does your kid love being creative?  Then we 

have a fun paint party for you!  

Our parties are designed for any

 kids 6 years old and up.   

Each kid will paint on an 11x14 canvas! 

You can bring in pizza, sandwiches, cakes

 or cupcakes for the kids. 

 The cost of a party is $350 for up to 12 kids ($30 for each additional child).  20 kids maximum.  

(If you would like face painting there is an additional $30 custom painting fee). 

 You select a painting project and a instructor will guide them step-by-step.  

There are two yummy food breaks; one midway through the event.  Then we continue our painting and finish the party with cupcakes. 

If you need more fun time to party, there is a $35 charge for an extra half hour or $75 for an extra one hour.  

Contact us if you want to book a kid's private party at petitepicasso@aceonsolano.com

Our Creative Space


Our space is available to rent for all sorts of great events.  It is a perfect space  if you want to host an intimate party

 for you and a few friends.  We can

 comfortably fit 40. 

We host  private paint parties, networking mixers, launch parties, graduation parties, 3C Events (Collaboration, Creativity & Communication) team-building and offsite company meetings.  

With a ton of warm natural lighting

 we offer a very intimate vibe. 

It is a great pop-up location for 

emerging businesses.

Contact us if you are interested in renting the studio for a private event at space@aceonsolano.com


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A Creative Escape

Berkeley, California 94707



Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Wednesday: 9am-5pm

Thursday: 9am-5pm

Friday: 10am - 10pm

Saturday: 10am - 10pm

Sunday: 10am - 7pm