The 10 Best Places for Paint & Wine in Minnesota!

The last few years have seen the emergence of a popular pastime in Minnesota: Getting together with a group of friends or strangers to sip wine as an instructor guides you through creating a work of art. Here are some of the best places to sip wine and unleash your inner Michelangelo in Minnesota! 

1. Wine & Canvas, Minneapolis, MN

The Wine & Canvas Studio and Cafe is located on the St. Anthony/Minneapolis border. The group hosts in-studio events, as well as events at other locations like restaurants. Wine & Canvas also offers a Cookies & Canvas class for younger artists.

2. Kari’s Create & Paint Studio, Stillwater, MN

Pop into Kari’s studio in historic downtown Stillwater for one of her public “A Sip and a Brush” events. A cash bar helps to unleash the creative spirit in aspiring artists. The quaint studio is located just off Main Street and can also be booked for private parties.

3. Wine & Canvas, Rochester, MN

Budding painters in Southeast Minnesota can get their creative juices flowing with a glass of wine before sitting down to paint at Wine & Canvas in Rochester. Open for public events and available for private parties, the studio hosts paint and sip events both on-site and off-premises. 

4. Pinot’s Palette, Excelsior & St. Louis Park, MN

This upscale paint and sip concept is one of the most popular in the western suburbs. Located Excelsior and Grand in St. Louis Park, Pinot’s Palette has a wide variety of events from which to choose, based on the work you want to create. Wine and food are available for purchase.

5. Art Bar 39, Alexandria, MN

Art Bar 39 has a brick and mortar location at its Alexandria café and wine bar. But it also hosts public sip and paint events across Central Minnesota, including the St. Cloud and Sauk Centre areas. These events typically take place at restaurants or bars. Check out their calendar for a sip and paint in your neck of the woods.

6. Artful Indulgence, Oak Park Heights, MN

With a tag line like “Paint, Sip, Nosh” why wouldn’t you pop into Artful Indulgence to create your masterpiece? With a decent variety of works to choose from, as well as food and adult beverages, their public painting events are an awfully good time. They also offer kids events and classes.

7. Art and Elixir, St. Paul, MN

Art and Elixir hosts public events in their own space, as well as in restaurants and bars throughout the city. These paint and sip events include all the art supplies you’ll need to create your work of art. At offsite events, you’re typically able to order from the host establishment’s bar and full menu.

8. Design & Wine, Mankato, MN

Design & Wine hosts public and private create and sip events throughout the Mankato area. One thing that makes sets them apart from other similar concepts is that the piece of art you take home with you will not always be a painting.

9. Acrylics and Corks, Owatonna, MN

Budding artists in the Owatonna area can book a private Acrylics and Corks painting event at the studio or another location. You can also join in on one of the studio’s public events and take home a masterpiece with a smile on your face.

10. The Paint Pub, Maple Grove, MN

The Paint Pub is a café and pub where you can join a public event to paint and sip in a fun, creative environment. In addition to beer and wine, the pub offers a menu of snacks, paninis, and sandwiches. When your painting is finished both your creative appetite and your hunger will be sated.

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