It’s a new trend, but one that’s catching on fast. Adults who want to explore their artistic side while they relax with a glass of wine are heading to locations all over Missouri for their artistic nights out. Here are some of the best independent places in Missouri to have a drink and let your inner artist have free reign for the night.
Color Me Canvas offers a unique collection of painting that you can do under instruction, and an offering of wine to make it a luxurious experience. Their paintings include striking monochrome selections as well as cartoon characters for the younger—or quirkier—crowd.
One unique feature that Painting With a Twist offers is a calendar showing which painting they are presenting in any given night, so that customers can choose what they want to pain and when. In addition to public paint and wine nights, they offer private parties and fundraisers for groups, including children’s groups, with a personal instructor and your choice of over 4,000 paintings.
Located in a repurposed historic building in downtown Liberty, Missouri, the Blanc Palette was one of the first “social painting” studios in the area. They offer public painting nights, discounted large group nights, kids’ sessions called Books and Brushes, and private parties for both kids and adults. Bring your own favorite drink and enjoy a night of creativity!
Wine and Design offers private rooms for all sorts of occasions, and they specialize in bridal showers, baby showers, and other parties. They also cater to families with children—not only do they have kids’ parties, they also offer classes and summer camps. And if you’re looking for team-building or fund-raising opportunities, Wine and Design On Wheels can bring the art to you!
Parkville’s Artisans’ Studio is located in Parkville, Missouri’s Art and Creativity Center, where classes are offered in several different disciplines. One of their many offerings is Cabernet & Canvas, which is held for groups during reserved times. Since you BYOB, they restrict the parties to ages 21 and over, but they also offer portable events where you can paint and party with family, friends, or coworkers.
The Art Cellar of St. Charles is a small studio houses in a quaint, historic building—as are most things in St. Charles. But it has become known as the place to go for special celebrations, such as birthdays and anniversaries, and reviewer remark on the warm, supportive atmosphere the owner always projects. They also feature special occasion and holiday classes, such as Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day.
The Canvas wants you to know that even if you’re a beginner, you’ll have a great time at their establishment. You can relax with a glass of wine and, under the instruction of their patient and talented artistic leaders, turn out a masterpiece you’re glad to have hanging on your wall. If you have a party or event planned, The Canvas is even glad to come to you and help you create your artwork in your own space.
Mt. Vernon Regional Arts Council both hosts and sponsors artistic outreach all over the region, and one of its most popular activities is Corks and Canvas. It’s held in a local coffee shop which also serves beer and wine, and patrons come from all over the region to enjoy a night of wine, art, and conversation in this popular meeting place.
RSV Paint actually has two locations—one in Springfield and the other in Joplin, about an hour to the west. It’s run by trained and accredited artists, and offers both a well-stocked bar and the option to BYOB. They have special family walk-in nights, and Saturday afternoons are for kids and their parents!
Jessica Kolesar is an artist an entrepreneur, and as both, she’s uniquely qualified to offer workshops and classes tailored to all her clients’ individual needs. She offers paint-n-sip workshops of varying lengths, extended courses in varying techniques, and even catered lunches for those who wish to paint for more than a few hours.