2015 Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
The Painted Vine — a place to paint, sip wine and connect with others – began after Owner Stacey Stahl attended her first class in Reno. Reluctant to go because she had NO painting experience, friends purchased her a gift certificate and the magic began. Through loose instruction and a glass of wine, Stacey discovered a side of herself willing and excited to create. A clinical social worker by day, Stacey opened The Painted Vine in late April 2014.
“We’re designed for those who don’t believe they have a creative side, don’t believe they have artistic ability, we’re here to show them that they do! Whether you are an experienced painter or haven’t held a paint brush since you were 5, The Painted Vine offers something for everyone!” Customers can paint alone, in a couple or with a large group. The whole space or a small group room is available to rent for private parties. The Painted Vine is a great way to celebrate baby showers, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, birthdays, church groups, corporate events, girls night out, fundraisers, office parties, family reunions, etc…
The guided lesson on a chosen theme helps novice artists work toward creating a “masterpiece.” Experienced artists enjoy the freedom to “go rogue.” “It’s more about creating something you can be proud of than creating fine art. It builds confidence, self esteem and camaraderie, all of those things that tend to make us happier people.”
In June 2017, one year after Baby Madison was born, The Painted Vine went mobile, becoming Truckee’s premier traveling art adventure. Local instructors Veronica Lichter, Matthew Osgood, Kenzie Morris and Mez Solin hope guests discover hidden talents and a desire to continue creative hobbies as they explore the medium of acrylic paints.
Date Night, a special evening for couples to paint together, is a new concept. Convincing guys to sit down and grab a paint brush can sometimes be the hardest part, but once they start putting paint on the canvas it’s fun. Couples can enjoy a glass of wine and spend quality time with each other doing an activity that “isn’t just watching the game.”
PAINT IT FORWARD
The Painted Vine has hosted numerous fundraising events as part of our “Paint it Forward” program. Proceeds benefit local organizations. For information about our next fundraising event, visit our calendar. The Painted Vine is currently available for events throughout the week! We also offer gift cards. Check our calendar page to see what is being offered and to register.
Whether you are new to painting or you are an experienced artist, The Painted Vine is here for you! Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.