Charles Willis, co-founder and President of Pinot’s Palette, fondly remembers the day Craig Ceccanti, fellow co-founder and CEO of Pinot’s Palette, approached him with the idea of opening a paint and sip studio in Houston, “One day we were on the golf course, and Craig said to me, ‘We should open a studio where people go for a night out and paint while drinking wine.’ At first I thought he was crazy, but the more I thought about it the more I liked the idea.”
After a few months they opened their first studio in the trendy Montrose neighborhood of Houston, TX. Now, just three years later, Pinot’s Palette has established itself as the premier paint and sip studio with locations in Houston, Katy, Dallas, Tulsa, Memphis, Austin, and more franchise studios coming through the pipeline every day.
Often referred to as a gateway to art and culture, Pinot’s Palette provides guests the opportunity to recreate a featured painting of the night, like Van Gogh’s Starry Night, with the help of a local artist. Best of all, no experience is required to have a great time at the nightly two or three hour events.
Ceccanti adds, “From the beginning, our goal was to create a fun and entertaining environment where people could get together with friends and enjoy a night out with the bonus of a memorable souvenir to take home in the form of a masterpiece. Providing that atmosphere and experience for our customers has always been our mission, and I am proud to say that it is the by far the number one reason we have experienced the success we’ve had.”
To celebrate the Montrose studio’s third anniversary, customers attending a painting event during the month of May at either the Galleria or Montrose studios will have the opportunity to win a nightly prize of a $45 gift certificate good for one free seat to their next painting. Customers can view May calendars and book their seats online at http://www.pinotspalette.com.
About Pinot's Palette
Pinot’s Palette is an upscale, Entertainment Art studio based in Houston, Texas. The company first opened its doors in May 2009 with the expectation of hosting classes three nights each week. Today, six Pinot’s Palette studios host more than 500 painters each week. Customers can book their seats online, enjoy a bottle of wine and some friends, and let Pinot’s Palette provide the rest. A local artist guides them step-by-step through painting their selected piece of art. Find out more at www.PinotsPalette.com.