If you’re looking for a new and creative night out, consider checking out one of Indiana’s many paint and wine opportunities. This recent trend brings together instructor-led painting courses with wine and beer. What could be better? Have a glass of your favorite as you create a work of art among friends. Here are the 10 best spots for paint and wine in the state!
If you ever find yourself in Carmel, Indiana, and are feeling a little artistic, head on over to the Paint Cellar, where it’s all about having fun, being creative, and socializing while showing everyone that art can be easy and fun! The atmosphere itself is “shabby chic” and very relaxing. The studio has large floor, wall length windows, and it reminds you of being at summer camp as a child, painting your cares away. The instructors are fabulous and make sure that you have everything you need in terms of supplies. The best thing about the Paint Cellar is that you can bring your own wine, glasses, and whatever is on the menu!
Located in the heart of the Arts District in Indianapolis, Indiana, Mimosa and a Masterpiece is an upscale art studio which offers a relaxing environment to come, sip, and create. The studio also prides itself on being environmentally friendly, practicing ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible! When creating your masterpiece, YOU choose the colors you want to create with, making your masterpiece that much more personal. Everything is included, except the alcohol. While you are unable to bring your own, Mimosa and a Masterpiece offers a delicious selection of mimosas, as well as red and white wines. Come create your masterpiece today!
Solstice Art Gallery is Kokomo’s hidden art gem. Having opened in 2012, owner and founder Marci May wanted to expose the community to the arts and share her passion and love for the arts with others. The Solstice Art Gallery has a fun, relaxing atmosphere where friends and families can come and create together. With different themes to choose from, their adult painting classes are a must. Book a private party, bring your favorite foods and beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), and have fun!
Painting with a Twist began after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in Mandeville, Louisiana. Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney opened Painting with a Twist, giving their neighbors a place to come and learn to paint, relax, drink wine and destress. It provided an outlet for people to come together and recover. Seeing the success in Louisiana, the pair decided to open more locations throughout the United States, including one in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The company has provided jobs to over 2,000 artists and focuses on giving back to their communities with a monthly fundraising event, called Painting with a Purpose. Come book a party today, bring your snacks (alcohol is provided), and enjoy step-by-step instruction to creating your one of a kind masterpiece!
Head on down to southern Indiana to Uptown Art in New Albany. With classes for all levels, beginner to advanced, Uptown Art believes in bringing out the best in their “painters.” As you paint, you will learn the basic techniques, how to use your brush and mix colors. All materials are provided, and you can purchase beer and wine of your choice. Uptown Art is the perfect first date experience.
In the small town of Kendallville, Indiana, there is a place to create unique one of a kind masterpieces. From creating decorative, Old World faux finishes to murals, and of course, the sip, paint and create painting parties, there is something for everyone here at Sozo Art Studio and Gallery. The classes are offered publicly and privately depending your choice in the studio’s Gallery space. They also offer pop-up parties as well at your location of choice! Owner Peggy Tassler is an amazing artist and believes in helping you find your inner artist while enjoying a sip of wine and meeting new people.
Another great place to paint and sip in Indiana is Wine and Canvas in Indianapolis. A fun and creative atmosphere with wine mixed in, what could be better? It’s art at its finest! The artists are local and the customer service is amazing. Wine & Canvas believes in leaving your cares at the door and picking up a brush instead. They encourage everyone to find their signature style when it comes to painting, and they teach you step-by-step on how to create the perfect (or less than perfect) masterpiece. It’s not about perfection here. It’s about creating and having fun, and enjoying a great glass of wine.
Located in the historic Depot District of Richmond, Indiana, Paint the Towne is a fun way to relax and create with family and friends while creating beautiful keepsakes! By making it a Wine and Canvas party, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious and rich glass of Melton Runzuli. Included in the event is a wine tasting and two glasses of wine per person. Whether it’s painting on a canvas or pottery, Paint the Towne is an experience you won’t forget.
The best place to paint in Merrillville, Indiana, Brushes & Bottles is the place to be this summer. A smoke free establishment, Brushes and Bottles is about having a passion for creativity and self-expression through art. The atmosphere is quaint and relaxing, a perfect place for a girls’ night out or to spend time with family. Alcohol is provided and they have a variety of options to choose from.
At Paint and Party in Lafayette, Indiana, creativity is the focus here. Whether you are the best artist in the world or all you can draw are stick figures and lopsided shapes, Paint and Party encourages you to explore your creative side and have fun! Beer and wine are provided, in addition to a full-service bar for larger parties or groups. Have your Paint and Party in the Chocolate Lounge at Kathy’s Homemade Kandies on Main Street, or bring in some amazing pizza from Arni’s, which is right next door! Owner Stacy is amazing and prides herself on providing a fun experience.