When artist and painting instructor Laurie Taylor moved to Navarre she knew she wanted to have art parties. She even had a name – “Art Uncorked.” As luck would have it, The Vine Wine Bar opened up and the rest is history – in the making.
Taylor has a simple business model. She uploads stock designs to an online calendar, and budding artists – or just wine enthusiasts – sign up to enjoy the atmosphere at The Vine and walk out with an original painting.
“This is my fourth or fifth time taking a class,” artist Shari Pinkerton said. “Tonight, I’m treating my girlfriend for her birthday.”
Twelve participants is a full class at The Vine, but Taylor has worked with up to 20 at a time at church halls and recreation facilities. She also hosts private parties at home.
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