Art & Wine: Six Painting Bars Where Creativity is at its Vinest

By Amy Bayer
Staff Writer

Do you love a good glass of wine or pint of beer? How about art? Do you enjoy painting or just think it might be kind of fun to try… especially after having a drink? There are some excellent opportunities just waiting for you at some of Wisconsin’s creative, art and wine studios.

Painting bars are as straightforward as they sound. Each one hosts a bar, local artist, painting supplies, apron and a fun-filled evening. Have a drink, sit down at a canvas and be prepared for a two- to three-hour session where a local artist will provide painting instructions as you socialize. Even if you don’t think you’re artistic or previous attempts at painting have ended in a mess, there’s no experience necessary. The staff is available to assist the artistically challenged with everything from mixing paint colors to getting a refill for your glass of wine. Not to mention, the staff at each of these locations is passionate about helping you tap into your creative potential while having a blast in the process.

At the end of the evening, you’ll get to walk away with a painting you love and, better yet, the staff will take care of the clean-up. These studios are perfect for a girls’ night out, romantic date night or opportunity just to go out solo and meet new people. Check out the following places for an evening of painting, socializing and fun.

Splash StudioMilwaukee

Located in the heart of the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee, Splash Studio is a full-service bar. Not sure you want to do a three-hour session? Splash Studio also offers 30-minute mini sessions to paint smaller canvases without instruction.

Pinot’s PaletteAppleton

Pinot's Palette is the upscale destination in Appleton where you can "Paint. Drink. Have Fun." In just a few hours you can create a festive, whimsical and colorful painting while sipping on your favorite beverage.

Wine & CanvasGreen Bay

At the Wine & Canvas you’ll be amazed at your very own work of art! It’s an inexpensive way to pick up the paintbrush and have a night out with friends.

Creative Art & Wine StudioNew Berlin

The Creative Art & Wine studio is perfect for friends looking to get away from the bar scene, couples in search of a night out without the kids, and anyone just looking for a fun way to explore some creativity.

A Stroke of GeniusWaukesha

A Stroke of Genius is a paint and wine studio located in the heart of Waukesha, where you can have fun, savor a glass of wine or soda and enjoy being with friends in a creative, social setting.

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