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Paint Nite: Drink Creatively

I don’t have any talent when it comes to painting. I never did, and I don’t think that I ever will. But that’s OK, because there are a lot of people out there who have a knack for painting, and many of them like getting together to paint socially. That’s why Paint Nite Buffalo is such a big hit with the painting community.

Paint Nite Buffalo invites painters to come together at different restaurants throughout the area for a series of artistic socials. With a paint brush in one hand and a cocktail in the other, artists create works on canvases in a “happy hour” setting. The ongoing event series allows artists to meet other creative types in the area, while learning and sharing techniques. Artists also get to brush up on their skills in fun and relaxed environments such as JP Bullfeathers on Elmwood and Butterwood in the Hotel @ The Lafayette.

“A master artist walks through the steps to create a “16×20” acrylic masterpiece in about two hours. Paint Nite provides all painting supplies including canvas, easel, paints, brushes, and an apron to help protect clothing.” – Paint Nite

If you think that you need to know how to paint to join in on the fun, think again. Anyone can paint – even those like me who swear that they will make more of a mess than anything else. Fortunately, for people like us, there is a talented guide who is on-hand to help guide painters through creative stumbling blocks.

The best place to follow Paint Nite Buffalo is on Facebook (see here). To learn more about all of the upcoming Paint Nite events (and there are many), click here.

I’m amazed at how popular the event series has become and how many sessions there are on an ongoing basis. This is an awesome winter activity for those who are looking for indoor social events. If the weather outside is frightful, then just pick up a paintbrush and a cocktail, and meet some new friends in a social setting unlike anything else.

Photo: Paint Nite Buffalo @ Butterwood Sweet & Savory


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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