Gallery to Go

Gallery to Go

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A local woman launched a mobile art party business that brings the fun to you. Keep reading to see how you can reserve a private painting party, or join in the fun at a local wine shop.

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A glass of red wine, laughter, girlfriend time, and creativity are good for the body, mind and spirit. So grab a glass, paint brush, and gal pal for a Gallery to Go outing.

Gallery to Go is a mobile art party business that brings the fun to you. “All the supplies are brought to your group anywhere in the Tri-State area,” explains Gallery to Go Founder Christine Smith. “We start with a studio and end with a gallery of artwork created by your friends, family and co-workers.”

Smith’s business held its first party in September 2011 with a mother-daughter fireworks party at a private residence. Since then, Smith says, parties have been held at restaurants, clubhouses, business conference rooms and anywhere else there’s room for a painting party.

If you don’t quite have the space to host a gathering like this, the Elk Creek Wine Store in Crestview Hills hosts a Gallery to Go event on the second Thursday of every month. There’s also an event on the third Thursday of each month at DEP’s Fine Wine in Fort Thomas.

To participate in a paint party at one of these locations, all you need to do is sign up for you and a friend or bring a group to enjoy a night of wine tasting in addition to the paint party.

The next event will be held March 12 at the Elk Creek Wine Store in Crestview Hills. Also, since the Elk Creek paint party is expected to sell out, they’ve decided to add a second date or March 14. It’s $30 to attend and guests are welcome to bring their favorite snacks and purchase a bottle of wine on-site. “No painting skills or wine wisdom is necessary,” Smith laughs. “It’s more about the party than the paint!”

Once the event gets started at 7:00 p.m., attendees receive step-by-step guidance through the painting process. However, Smith says, it’s important to keep in mind that the event is more about having fun with the people next to you than to focus on the look of your painting.

Most parties typically last an hour and a half. Space for the events is limited so you’ll want to register early on the events page of www.gallerytogoparty.com. You can also call 859-816-9053 if you have questions.

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