Baltimore residents will soon have a place to learn how to paint while sipping a glass of chardonnay once the
paint-and-sip opens its new studio in Mt. Washington Village mid-September.
Co-owner Becca Hauser says she and her partner Brooke Snyder signed a lease for an 1,800-square-foot space near the Mt. Washington Tavern and Baltimore Clayworks.
Hauser says they chose this location because Mt. Washington is a close-knit community that supports local businesses and the arts. It is also accessible by both city and count residents and also by light rail.
The paint-and-sip shop trend combines wine drinking with a painting workshop. The two-hour classes will cost $35 and students can bring their favorite bottle of wine.
The entrepreneurs have been taking paint supplies and bottles of wine to birthday parties, corporate events and ladies’ nights for the past year. But they decided to lease a studio before their company's one-year anniversary.
“We feel that our client base has grown in such a way that it can support studio classes and I think it’s the right time to take things to the next level,” Hauser says.
The Painted Palette will likely host classes Thursday-Sunday, all of which will be open to the public. And the duo will continue to host private parties and corporate events as they come up.
Writer: Daryl Hale
Source: Becca Hauser