Combining painting a canvas among a group of friends with the commoraderie that comes with a few glasses of wine has no definitive history, but one southern artist,Wendy LoVoy, started offering an art instruction class in 2004 which has now evolved into the Birmingham, Alabama home of Sips n Strokes, Inc. Since that time other companies have franchised spreading the good fun across the nation. One such company, Painting with a Twist, formed its earliest roots during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Formerly called Corks and Canvas, Painting with a Twist has built an empire out a simple concept.
Now in the Adirondacks and beyond there are various locations and events geared toward drawing out the artist within... with a little wine.
Check out these locations to schedule your next Paint and Sip event!
Amazing Grace Winery, Chazy, NY
Lake Placid Bookstore, Lake Placid, NY
Saratoga Paint and Sip Studios, Saratoga Springs, NY
Chameleons Paint Party, Plattsburgh, NY
Olive Ridley, Plattsburgh, NY
Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) Glens Falls
Sip and Canvas, Glens Falls, NY
Art on Tap, Clifton Park, NY
Painting with a Twist, Albany (coming soon)
Paint Nite, Albany
photo of Pinot's Palette Class