Wine and Canvas brings social entertainment to Lexington

The concept for Wine and Canvas is a venue that hosts instructor-led, group painting parties with alcoholic beverages available. 

Jamilyn Hall

An Indianapolis brother and sister duo brought an experience to Lexington that can have everyone feeling like Van Gogh. On West Tiverton Way in Lexington, the artsy, and those looking for a fun night out, can create paintings while enjoying the “social entertainment.”       

“It started in Indianapolis,” Kirsten Shusteric, co-owner of Wine and Canvas, said. “My family is from Fort Wright, Indiana and there was already a wine and canvas there. We just wanted to bring art and show that everyone can paint. And we just thought it was a really cool concept.”

Shusteric and her brother Taylor Pufahl wanted to bring the experience to town after seeing the business thrive in Indiana.

“Lexington is a very artsy, creative town it seemed. So it has done really well here,” Shusteric said.

While wine is in the name of the business, the experience is not just for customers 21 and older. According to Shusteric, sometimes they close the bar down and will have all ages come to enjoy the experience.

“And we will mention it on the calendar, because we have to take the alcohol and lock it all up,” Pufahl said. “But the majority of our events are 21 and over.”

The concept for the business is a venue that hosts instructor-led, group painting parties with alcoholic beverages available. Wine and Canvas, located near the Fayette Mall, is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

“You come in and all of your supplies are going to be here for you,” Shusteric said. “You get a 16 by 20 gallery wrap canvas and whichever painting we are doing that night, like tonight we are doing a frog, one of our artists then breaks it down and does it step by step for you.”

Not only are the customers guided through the painting, but it is more than just a class. For Lexingtonians looking for a date night idea, girls night out or even just a normal Wednesday, Wine and Canvas can bring the experience to you or one can host a private event.

“(The artists) make it super simple and in between instructions we have music playing,” Shusteric said. “You can socialize with your friends, or some people come alone or come in big groups, but you can do whatever you want. It is like a class but also social entertainment.”

Special offers and their calendar can be found here