Paint and sip is a fun idea that has really caught on in Pittsburgh-- as well as around the country.
It’s hard to go wrong pairing wine with art! Whether that involves painting, pottery, or glass decoration — you’re sure to be in for a fun night. People love that it’s a relaxed and low key environment — one where no one is judged for their lack of proper painting skills. It’s something fun to do with a group of friends or even as a cool date night option.
Pittsburghers have really gotten into paint and sip other the past couple of years, and there are a couple of different options available all over the city. We’ve put together this list of the top eight places where you can have some wine, relax, and enjoy an amazingly creative artistic experience. Be sure to try any of these out the next time you’re looking for a guaranteed fun activity!
What better way to surprise your date than with an evening at a paint and sip event and a GiftYa personalized gift card? It’s easy to send it over to them from your phone, and the funds are available as soon as they link it to their debit card. Then you can start sipping, and start painting!
100 43rd St | Lawrenceville | beapaintmonkey.com
Paint Monkey has been offering the paint and sip experience to Pittsburghers for years — they know a thing or two about what makes an evening of painting and wine fun! There are a couple of locations throughout Pittsburgh, but their Lawrenceville spot was one of the first.
There are all kinds of classes you can sign up for including kids classes, teen classes, and couples classes for date night. Feel free to bring your favorite wine as well! This is a great group activity for a girls night out or bachelorette party!
“So much fun. If you don't do this you're missing out. I'm Not artistic and had a blast. Lots of fun on theme nights. Bring wine!!!” -Yelp Review
2603 E Carson St | South Side | paintingwithatwist.com
Painting with a Twist has locations all across the country, proving how popular it is for people to paint and sip wine during the process. There are all kinds of classes each week that you can sign up for, and all of them have an artist on site to guide you through to an amazing painting.
The adult classes allow customers to bring in wine and snacks as well, which is a fantastic way to spend an evening! This place is also popular for date night as couples can create their own masterpiece to take home with them.
“We all ended up having gorgeous paintings! It's a more Interactive and fun way to celebrate than the usual going to a bar. Definitely worth trying out!” - Yelp Review
Anywhere in Pittsburgh | artpartypittsburgh.com
Art Party Pittsburgh has a different way for customers to get the paint and sip experience. They’ll bring the art and supplies to wherever you are! This is a great option for larger groups, who might not fit in a traditional studio.
It’s also a great way to personalize your experience as well. You can choose the location and the type of painting you want to do. All the art supplies are provided by Art Party Pittsburgh, all you need to do is show up ready to paint, and bring any wine or snacks as well!
“They came to a location of our choosing, set up our reservation for dinner, and then set up the easels, aprons and paint when we were finished! They were very helpful as we painted, and extremely patient with our party of 22 women! It was a lovely time! - Yelp Review
1230 Robinson Center Dr | Robinson Twp | kolornkiln.com
If you’re looking to try another type of medium besides canvas, consider checking out Kolor-n-Kiln Pottery Studio located at the Mall at Robinson. This place offers classes where customers can learn to paint on ceramic, wood, canvas, and glass. This is a great way to customize something special for your house — or for a friend’s!
Every Wednesday this place offers a happy hour painting class where you are encouraged to bring your favorite wine and snacks for a couple of hours of painting. This is a great way to unwind after a long day.
“Amazing experience!! Everyone from the owners to the staff are so nice and helpful, they truly want to give you a great experience! All sorts of different projects from mosaics, decorating finished clay projects, painting and more!!” - Yelp Review
2101 Greentree Rd, Suite B-103 | Scott Twp | facebook.com/pages/Paint-the-Burgh
Paint the Burgh has a couple of options for adult parties. Whether you’d like to do a free paint, art lessons, or onsite painting group, this place is able to accommodate all of them. They even have walk-in classes available if you’d prefer to just go in on a whim to their Scott Twp. studio!
All of these parties can be made into BYOB parties as well. Just make sure that all the guests are over 21 and book your event! In addition to canvas painting, you also have the option to sign up for a slate class as well, which paints on a historical slate board for something different!
“It was great! A great open vibe from Leah. She made us feel great about our painting. Put in a request for any special things for my girlfriend's birthday and they wrote happy birthday to her, even gave her a stemless wine glass with the logo. Thank you again. You're doing a great job!” - Facebook Review
5971 Broad St | East Liberty | pittsburgh.colormemine.com
Color Me Mine makes it easy for customers to create something unique and special for their homes-- just pick out your ceramic piece, paint it, and they’ll fire it in their East Liberty kiln for you! It’s a great way to celebrate a special event such as a bridal or baby shower. They offer adult party options that allow wine and snacks as well, so make sure you sign your group up for one of those!
There are specials each month, including workshops, team building activities, and fundraising classes. Make sure you check their calendar often, as there are always new events to check out.
“Excellent place for a birthday party or to bring someone for a special occasion -- or for someone having a rough time. It's therapeutic to make something beautiful. Highly recommend it. We'll be back.” - Yelp Review
931 3rd St | Oakmont | amandaleeglassware.com
Amanda Lee Glassware and Artware is a studio in Oakmont that specializes in unique, artistic glassware. The artist creates all of her own creations on site in the studio as well. They are available for sale on-site and online too.
There are classes offered throughout the month that allow guests to sign up for a fun night of glass designing and wine drinking-- where they can create a special glass of their own! The studio also has cocktail mixers at the start of the month for people to mingle and network in a relaxed environment.
“I love every glass in the store! They are high quality glassware. I had a few glasses from previous visits. I picked up some today for gifts.” - Facebook Review
938 Haslage St | Spring Hill | littlehousebigart.com
Little House Big Art is an interesting addition to the paint and sip options of Pittsburgh. This art space is located in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and welcomes events and parties for people of all ages. Rent their space out and have a day of artistic fun. The sky's the limit with what you can create with their supplies. Make sure to bring the wine and snacks.
This spot also offers classes as well, including pottery glazing techniques, yarn bowl creation, jewelry making, and sewing basics. You can even sign up to learn how to build your own terrarium!
“We spent a few days at Little House Big Art and had the most fantastic time. The variety of materials is unprecedented.” -Yelp Review
3564 Harts Run Rd | Pittsburgh | artissimastudio.com
Have you ever wanted to take a painting class with your kid? Now you can! Artissima Studio offers art classes and creative workshops for students of all ages. Located in the Fox Chapel area, the studio also lets you host kid or adult parties.
Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or bachelorette night, you’ll love Artissima Studio’s comprehensive party package. You can either choose a painting from Artissima’s extensive portfolio or create your own design. Inside the studio’s cozy barn atmosphere, you’ll be able to work on your masterpiece while also enjoying some delicious food and drinks.
“What a great art studio for the kids! We have been here several times for art themed birthdays with our kids, and decided to look into art classes for our budding Warhol. They offer several different classes throughout the year, so there's something for every age and every interest.” - Yelp Review
4961 William Flynn Hwy | Gibsonia | theartcabana.com
Pittsburgh might be a land-locked city, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the beach in your own way. At The Art Cabana, you can paint and craft with your friends inside its laid back beach-like studio.
Guests can book a private workshop to create a gorgeous stained glass piece, unique craft, stunning acrylic or intricate oil painting. If you’re looking for something a little more basic and beginner-friendly, you can book a private party package. The studio is BYOB, so remember to bring your favorite snacks and drinks!
“Super fun environment! Everybody here is extremely talented and they don’t make you feel silly for not being artistic! It’s very laid back and a fun experience!” - Facebook Review
Downtown | yaymaker.com
Yaymaker is the ultimate destination for planning private paint and sip nights with your friends. Whether you want to host a virtual paint night or gather everyone together for a private party, the party planners at Yaymaker can help make it happen. In addition to their regular paint nights, Yaymaker also offers options for making fun crafts like a succulent, ukulele, or candle holder!
“Went to the Steel Cactus event. Had such a blast! My friends and I will definitely be doing this again. The instructor was great and entertaining. Recommend this to all!” - Yelp Review
No matter which location you choose, paint and sip is an all around fun option. Who knows, you might make a masterpiece worthy to hang in a museum! What’s your favorite paint and sip spot in Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments!