Drinking and driving do not go well together; we all know this.
But drinking and painting, well, that is another story.
Mother-daughter duo Terri and Chelsea Wingness, owners of On The Rocks Art Studio located in Canal Park, are bringing a new flare of opportunity to the Twin Ports nightlife: “Pub Painting.”
“Pub Painting” has become a popular trend in larger cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul. Chelsey and Terri are aiming to bring this new and exciting activity to the city of Duluth.
“We want to share with the city of Duluth what cities such as Minneapolis and St. Paul have been doing as leisure activity for quite some time now,” Chelsea Wingness said. “We just want to show everyone the beauty that is the process of art, and by doing so, we want the participants to gain confidence in themselves, which is the most important part of the process of art.”
The Wingnesses held a trial run of “Pub Painting” at Dubh Linn Irish Pub on Oct. 2.
“The first session went very well,” Chelsey Wingness said. ”We sold 33 out of the 40 available seats with little advertising.”
The first session encouraged participants to grab a drink and paint away as professional artists guided participants step by step in their choice of painting either “Warm Birch Trees” or “Poppy Plants” using acrylic paint as a medium.
The event lasted about three and a half hours, which is plenty of time to not only catch a little buzz and eat dinner, but also to create your own masterpiece that is yours to keep.
Upcoming opportunities for “Pub Painting” are scheduled for Nov. 6 and Dec. 4.
For $35, participants will be provided a 16-by-20-inch stretched canvas, acrylic paint, brushes and an easel and apron.
If you are interested in giving “Pub Painting” a shot -- no pun intended -- sign up, as spots for the Nov. 6 event are filling up fast. The painting prompt is “Fall Leaves Tree.”
To register for the next event, contact Terri or Chelsea Wingness at (218) 525-2736, or send an email to Ontherocksart@gmail.com. You can also register in person at the studio, located at 307 Canal Park Dr.
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