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Wood sled or tree Paint & Sip workshop with The Canvas Roadshow

When: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101, Amherst
Cost: $70; includes all materials and wine tasting
Visit: thecanvasroadshow.com
 
Drinkable Arts
Where: Various locations across New Hampshire; the next two public events are Sunday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Paddy’s American Grille (27 International Drive, Portsmouth), and Monday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cork N’ Keg Grill (4 Essex Road, Raymond).
Cost: Ranges from around $30 to $45 per person, depending on the venue
Visit: drinkablearts.com




Get creative
Paint glass, make signs and more at local bars

11/02/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 From glass painting to wood sign and canvas making, you can get in touch with your creative side at local restaurants, bars and wineries.

Several businesses offer party services and other events throughout the year at various Granite State locations. One of the most active is Drinkable Arts, a Hollis-based glass-painting business with representatives all over the country that has a regular schedule of private and public paint-and-sip parties.
Owner Cheryl Snyder said the parties focus on designing all types of glassware, like wine glasses, martini glasses, vases, beer glasses and mason jars. They have held events at New England’s Tap House Grille in Hooksett, Cork N’ Keg in Raymond, Murphy’s Taproom in Manchester and several other area restaurants and bars.
“When people go out to restaurants and bars, they may just be sitting there with nothing to do, so it’s like an added activity to bring guests in,” Snyder said of the parties. “A lot of times, what will happen is we’ll reserve a solid area away from everything else … and other people who are drinking or eating nearby come to see what’s going on and they’ll end up becoming our customers at the next party.”
According to Snyder, all supplies are provided at each party. In addition to public events, Drinkable Arts will host parties for all types of occasions.
“We’re always looking for new restaurants to host at,” she said.
While Drinkable Arts focuses on glassware, Snyder said she is starting to incorporate different activities into the parties, like wood sign-making.
Similar events presented by The Canvas Roadshow in Bedford are held once every month at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, with the next one happening on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m.
“We’ve kind of started to pivot to do-it-yourself wood projects, which have actually been more popular lately than canvas [painting],” said Debbie Ellis, owner of The Canvas Roadshow. “It’s a similar step-by-step concept. Everybody gets a stencil and they sand and pound on the wood … and the winery does a wine-tasting to go with it. It’s usually four tastes per person.”
Don’t worry about your artistic skill level. Snyder said the focus should always be on having fun.
“Anybody that’s in this industry is an art entertainer, not an instructor, and that’s what they want to bring,” she said. 





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