Wineglasses and Paintbrushes
Gather some friends and toast to your creative abilities at one of the many paint-and-sip spots in the area.
Gather some friends and toast to your creative abilities at one of the many paint-and-sip spots in the area. Here’s a sampling of locations where you can enjoy a glass of wine (BYO) while creating a colorful masterpiece on canvas. No experience or talent required!
Tough day at work? Unwind at Art e Vino (102 N. Union Ave., Cranford, 908.967.6270; artevinostudio.com), which is conveniently located near the train station. Drop in on a class or work on your own original creation. Art e Vino will provide all the supplies you’ll need.
The classes at Corks & Canvas (8 Gordon Ave., Lawrenceville, 609.895.0340; corksandcanvasnj.com) include cheese, cracker and pepperoni trays for those who want to paint, sip and snack. It’s owned by a local mother-and-son team—Rosemary and Glenn Sudnick.
Independently owned and operated, The Painter’s Loft (1 Tree Farm Rd., Pennington, 609.730.4278; thepainters loft.com) offers “adult night out” classes on Friday and Saturday nights only. If you don’t finish your work of art, or simply want to touch it up, you’re free to return on a Tuesday or Thursday between 2 and 7 p.m.
Pinot’s Palette (locations in East Brunswick, Princeton, Somerville and Summit; pinotspalette.com) has the paint-and-sip concept down. With more than 175 franchises in North America, it’s by far the biggest operator in the burgeoning industry. There’s even a rewards program—Pinot Perks—in which you collect virtual corks that you can redeem for a free class.
Wine and Design (locations in Milltown, Princeton and Rahway; wineand design.com) encourages you to “sign up, show up, sip up and paint!” It’s a great place to celebrate a birthday, host a bachelorette party or just enjoy a fun night out with the girls.