Wine and Design will be hosting two Open House events in order to give potential budding artists or experienced painters their first look at the Triad-area’s first wine and painting party company. The studio, located in Jamestown at 121 East Main Street, will host an event on Friday, May 13th from 6-9:00pm and Saturday, May 14th from 2-5:00pm. Jamestown signifies the first franchise of Wine and Design, which is operated by Jenny Ragsdale. Wine and Design Triad is planning to target prospective customers in High Point, Winston-Salem, Burlington, and Greensboro.
Wine and Design provides the canvas, cover-up, paints, paintbrushes, and corkscrew and attendees provide a beverage of his or her choosing. First-time painters, aspiring artists, or self-proclaimed pro’s browse the studio’s website to find a painting they would like to replicate. Sessions are led by local artists that guide participants through a carefully-orchestrated, step-by-step process that promises a finished “masterpiece” at the end of the two-hour session. Ragsdale says that she’s hoping to attract two different kinds of customers at her Open House events.
“The event on Friday is tailored more to our adults who will be taking advantage of most of our class offerings,” says Ragsdale. “Wine and Design has had much success with Date Night paintings (where couples paint each other for a surprise reveal at the end of class) and we’re looking to carry over that concept to our studio in Jamestown. We’re also hoping to book a lot of private parties, especially Bunco, bridal showers, corporate get togethers, and birthdays.”
Friday’s event will feature Wine and Design artist, Chris Mayhew, who will be conducting a hands-on painting session. Southern Roots will be catering the event, which will also feature door prizes. Ragsdale said that Saturday’s event will be more “family friendly” and hopes to attract a younger crowd. A kid-friendly painting, led by artist Mary Powell DeLille, will be demonstrated and catering from Perky’s (offering hot dogs and peanut butter and jellies) will be provided.
Wine and Design began a year ago in Raleigh. Its success has led to a second location in Wlimington, along with a second franchise opening soon in Cary. Ragsdale says that she thought the idea of a wine and painting party business was a fun idea. After her second child was born, it was her husband who brought the franchise opportunity to her attention.
“The concept of being able to sit down and create your own painting in just two hours, while having a glass of wine alongside friends, was a unique idea that was fun,” says Ragsdale. “I loved the fact that this business allowed for a fun night out without costing a fortune.”
Ragsdale said that Jamestown is the ideal spot for a Wine and Design location since the city sits right in the middle of the Triad (the area within and surrounding the three major cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point). She says Jamestown has a great downtown that “has all of the conveniences of a big city with the charm of a small, southern town”.
Wine and Design will be open Wednesday thru Saturday from 2:00PM to 9:00PM and will be open on other days to accommodate private parties. The studio is now accepting reservations for May and June sessions.
About Wine and Design
Wine and Design (wineanddesignnc.com) provides “memories and a masterpiece” in just two hours. Painting sessions are led by a local artist who provides step-by-step instructions to first-time painters, aspiring artists, or self-proclaimed pro’s that result in an individualized work of art. Wine and Design accepts general reservations, but also books private parties. Bridal showers, baby showers, Bunco, and girls’ night out are just a few of their offerings, as well as a selection of events just for kids. The company also hosts fundraisers, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the cause. For more information, call (336) 202-7448.