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    We chat with the owner of a new local wine and canvas studio to learn more about this party-with-a-paint-brush phenomenon and what makes Party With Art Studio unique. Keep reading to catch all the creative details about this new art studio that’s fun for the whole family.

    Party With Art Studio offers fun for the whole family, from girls night out to children's birthday parties.
    Party With Art Studio offers fun for the whole family, from girls night out to children’s birthday parties.

    Wine and canvas businesses and events are popping up quicker than you can pop a cork. And why not? You gather a group of friends, head out to an art studio (or even your own home), drink wine and paint a picture that you’ll hang to remember your fun night together.

    When it came to creating these wine and canvas events, Tina Wright, founder and owner of Party With Art Studio, says that she wanted to take her love of painting and crafting and combine it with throwing parties. “I love to paint and craft, and I also love to throw parties, hence Party With Art Studio,” explains Wright.

    Aside from the traditional wine and canvas parties, Wright says her studio caters to family and children’s parties and even offers theme parties. “We offer the unique opportunity to host separate children’s parties while the adults are having their own party,” she explains.

    Although primarily a wine and canvas event, Wright says that her studio will soon be adding Wine and Mosaics while continuing to expand on the Party With Art concept. Helping Wright with the expansion of her business is what she says is a fine staff of talented, local artists.

    What makes Wright’s studio unique is that she provides a food and gift table as well as a kitchen food prep station, so when you’re having your next party-whether it’s a birthday celebration or just a friendly gathering-there’s plenty of space for you to place you food.

    Fully-decorated parties are available for birthdays, bachelorette parties, sports teams, anniversary parties and more. If you name it, Wright says they can most likely help you get set up for a celebration

    Also at Paint With Art Studio are public and private classes. You can choose your own painting for the private classes or make requests at least one week prior to the party.

    “It’s a fun event to share with friends and family, and to meet new people,” says Wright. “There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet! You can create something beautiful for your home or a gift for someone else everyone loves to receive a handcrafted gift.”

    And for those of you worried about your artistic capabilities, Wright says there’s no experience necessary to participate in public or private paint and crafting parties, which can be scheduled for adults, families and children.

    “We guide you through the process every step of the way and offer outlines of each painting upon request, simplifying the process and making it almost like a paint by number,” she adds.

    A two-hour class costs $27.99 per person and $39.00 for a three-hour class. Prices are lowered for parties that have at least 14 people. “The larger the party, the more you save and some of the guests will get to craft for free,” says Wright.

    If you’re going for an adult-only party, those who are of the drinking age are welcome to bring wine, beer or pouch drinks and food to each class or private parties.

    Party-goers who want a theme will be accommodated at Party With Art Studio. “Dream it up,” says Wright, “and we will make it happen.” She says that theme parties are a popular idea for girls night out.

    Wright says the first ad campaign for Party With Art Studio ran on July 1, making it a brand-spanking-new business. The studio is located near Mercy South Hospital in Fairfield, making it conveniently located to several Cincinnati neighborhoods and nearby communities including Springdale, Green Hills, Forest Park, Pleasant Run Farms, Lindenwald and Hamilton.

    At the end of the night, after her parties have long gone, Wright says that her favorite part about running Party With Art Studio is seeing how happy people are when they’re in creative mode and sharing their happiness amongst family and friends.

    In addition to adding wine and mosaics, Wright says Party With Art Studio will offer glass and ceramic painting parties as well.

    To learn more about Party With Art Studio, click here. You can also call 513-413-2819 for more information.

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      This weekend marks one of Cincinnati’s biggest events, bringing together artists from across the nation. Cincy Chic gets an exclusive sneak peek into this year’s Summerfair show and its brand new Brunch in the Gardens event Saturday morning, all to benefit the nonprofit organization’s award, scholarship and exhibition programs for local artists.

      At this year's Summerfair event, Cincy Chic is teaming up with the nonprofit organization to bring you Brunch in the Gardens.
      Jayne Utter (left), Manager Director of Summerfair Cincinnati, says there will be more than 300 artists participating in Summerfair this year

      This year marks the 48th year of Summerfair Cincinnati, the region’s largest art fair. Summerfair 2015 will take place May 29 through May 31 at historic Coney Island, and it benefits Summerfair’s year-round programs that provide award, scholarship and exhibit opportunities to a variety of emerging (high school and college), individual (working professional) artists and local/regional small and mid-sized arts organizations.

      Jayne Utter, Manager Director of Summerfair Cincinnati, says there will be more than 300 artists in 12 categories participating in this year’s event, which ranks in the top 25 nationally each year among art fairs.

      “Judged art categories for Summerfair include photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, wood, metal, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fiber, leather, jewelry and 2D/3D mixed media,” Utter explains.

      Regional performers will put on musical, dance and theater products, gourmet arts with foods of all sorts as well as a youth arts area, Youth Art Rocks, for the kids will be at Summerfair in addition to the hundreds of artists who will be attending.

      More than 20,000 people attend Summerfair each year. Hours for Summerfair are from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

      The lineup for this year’s Summerfair includes a variety of music acts that will take place on Summerfair stages as well as at different spots on the ground.

      Glenn Parks will play the banjo in the West Gate area on Friday while Todd Hepburn will be on the melodica at the East Gate. Utter says that entertainment on May 30 will be featured at Moonlight Gardens. Anaya Belly Dancers will perform at 2 p.m., Cincinnati Sound Chorus at 3 p.m., Celtic Rhythm Dancers USA at 4 p.m. and Queen City Cloggers at 5 p.m.

      At the Gazebo stage on Saturday will be Kelsey Mira at 1:30 p.m., Don Steins and Jeanette Stelter at 2:30 p.m., Ricky Nye at 3:30 p.m., Erin and Sherry McCamley at 4:30 p.m., Ben Levin at 5:30 p.m. and Pam Ross and Jack Doll at 6:30 p.m.

      Jeff Henry, April Aloiso and George Simon, John Walsh, Katja and Brian and G. Burton will all perform on the Acoustic Stage on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m.

      Can’t Stop Cloggers will start on the Youth Arts Stage at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday followed by balloon artist Pam Ryan at 12:30 p.m., Cincinnati Suzuki School Violins at 1:30 p.m., Cincinnati Highland Dancers at 2:30 p.m. and The Studio for Dance at 3:30 p.m.

      Saturday’s lineup also features strolling musicians including Sadei and Raiford in the West Gate area and Bob Poe in the East Gate area.

      East Side Encore, Hills of Kentucky Cloggers, Clermont Festival Chorale and Belly Dancing by Habeeba will perform in Moonlight Gardens on Sunday beginning at 12 p.m.

      Kaitlyn Peace, Brenda Folz Duo, Elizabeth Windau and Vigor will perform on the Gazebo Stage on Sunday while Ben Alexander, Lisak and Rowe, Bob Cushing and runaway Sidecar will be on the Acoustic Stage.

      Cedar’s Face Art and Balloons, Balloon Twister, Cincinnati Suzuki School Cellos, Acting Up and North College Hill Double Dutch Rope Twisters will take the Youth Arts stage on Sunday.

      John Keene will be strolling the West Gate area on Sunday while violinist Karen Addie makes her way through the East Gate entrance.

      New this year, Summerfair is teaming up with Cincy Chic to present “Brunch in the Gardens.” It will take place May 30 at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Moonlight Gardens. Advance tickets for Brunch in the Garden at $20 and are available at www.2015BIG.eventbrite.com. Tickets will be $25 at the door.

      Utter says this inaugural event is a fundraiser where guests will enjoy complimentary brunch bites, coffee from Coffee Emporium, swag bags, a photo booth and a fashion show featuring creations by Summerfair artists. Mimosa and bloody mary bars will also be available. Purchasing tickets for Brunch in the Gardens also includes admission to Summerfair.

      Proceeds from Brunch in the Gardens benefit Summerfair Cincinnati’s award, scholarship and exhibition programs for local artists and arts organizations.

      Summerfair is traditionally held the weekend after Memorial Day, and tickets are $10 (cash) and kids aged 12 and under are admitted to the event for free. The cost to enter Summerfair includes parking and advance tickets can be purchased online at www.summerfair.org. You can also learn more by visiting the Summerfair website.

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