Combining painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, Muse Paintbar is proud to open its 19th location in Annapolis, MD in early August. Guests in search of creative inspiration and a fun night out can learn from local skilled artists while enjoying a full selection of wine, beer and tapas. Muse Paintbar will also offer soft launch sessions ahead of the official opening, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.
Muse Paintbar will open the doors to its Annapolis location in the premier lifestyle shopping complex, Annapolis Towne Centre (1906 Towne Centre Blvd). Muse’s 19th nationwide location will be right at home nestled amongst the bustling upscale hub, which features a variety of activities including live music, dining and retail for the whole family.
With plans for further expansion across the D.C. metropolitan area this summer, Muse has an impressive footprint in the New England and Tri-State areas, boasting locations in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, Glastonbury, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island, just to name a few.
The new 2,800-square foot studio will be a natural addition to Annapolis’ local artist community. Just a short distance from the city’s Art & Entertainment District, art enthusiasts enjoy the area’s many galleries, festivals and works of public art scattered throughout the historic yet modern city. From the First Sunday Arts Festival to the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, there’s something available for every artistic medium.
Muse is the perfect venue for date night, a birthday celebration or a night out with friends, offering a variety of painting sessions each week that are open to everyone, regardless of artistic skill level. The venue is also available for private parties such as charity fundraisers, business social events, children’s birthday parties and bachelorette parties. In addition to standard paint sessions, Muse Paintbar offers couples’ night for a more intimate feel where you and your special someone can create complementary paintings to hang side-by-side. Family nights are also available two or three times a month for family-friendly sessions at a discounted price. In most locations, Muse also offers summer camps for kids.
“We’re excited to open in the bustling Annapolis Towne Centre,” says President and co- founder Stan Finch. “Given the community’s thriving arts culture, we couldn’t be more pleased to open our new studio surrounded by such creativity and inspiration.”
“Muse allows local artists to share our passion and create art in a fun, relaxed atmosphere,” adds co-founder and lead artist Vanessa Leigh. “Art can be intimidating, but we break down barriers by providing simple directions that allow people to gain confidence. By the end of the session, they’ve had fun and can take home an original work of art.”
With no artistic experience or supplies needed, Muse provides budding artists with acrylic paint, canvases and an apron while professional local artists guide guests from blank canvas to finished masterpiece that can be displayed at home, work, or even given as a thoughtful one-of-a-kind gift. While working on their brushstrokes, guests can enjoy a great selection of food, wine and beer. Muse also offers gift certificates and private party paintings geared toward a company or guest of honor.
To participate, guests simply visit www.musepaintbar.com, view the online calendar and sign up online. Classes average $35 per person, but prices may vary for special events or sessions.
Muse works hard to support the local economy and community and donates five percent of profits to local causes and charities. Additional Muse Paintbar locations include Gaithersburg, MD; Richmond, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Manchester, NH; West Hartford, CT; Glastonbury, CT; Norwalk, CT; Portland, ME; Providence, RI; Hingham, MA; Foxboro, MA; Lynnfield, MA; White Plains, NY; Tribeca, NYC; Yonkers, NY; Garden City, NY and Great Neck, NY.
Reservations are suggested as most sessions sell out quickly. For more information and a full list of other Muse Paintbar locations visit www.musepaintbar.com or contact the Annapolis location at (443) 775- 2600