Paint N Pour, Maynard
A group of women attend a painting class at Paint N Pour in Maynard. Owner Suzanne Henderson welcomes 70 to 100 people each week, hosting a variety of popular events including both public events and private gatherings, such as birthdays, bridal showers and bachelorette parties.
At the start of each painting session, Henderson emphasizes that it’s “fun art, not fine art,” and lays down one simple rule: “no negativity.” Next
Stephanie Jelliffe of Burlington, Vt. sips on a glass of champagne while celebrating her bachelorette party at Paint N Pour.
Dave Rosolko, owner of a similar themed bar set to open soon in Hudson, Paint Misbehavin’, says that he wants “people to look at the canvas and go, ‘I can’t believe I just did that.’” Next
Julie Mow of Arlington hands over a glass of champagne during a painting class at Paint N Pour.
“It’s relaxing, honestly,” Abigail Carman of Maynard says with a shrug as she sips her drink. “You paint, have some fun, see how terrible you are.” Next
The Paint Bar, Newton
Owner Jill Kerner Schon serves wine to a customer at her business The Paint Bar in Newton. Some galleries feature well-stocked bars, while others tell their participants to BYOB. Armed with a glass or two of liquid courage, the amateur artists are then given instructions to create a painting over the course of a few hours. Next
Kerner Schon is pictured here with her daughter and business partner, Jackie Schon. Theirs is one among a phenomenon of “paint and sip” galleries rapidly gaining popularity across western suburbs. Back to the beginning
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