Paint nights are popping up all over Long Island and it is easy to see why they are such a hit. They are a fun way to relax and spend time with friends, plus you take home a piece of art that you created. Just bring your enthusiasm, no artistic talent or supplies are needed! Paint nights are a creative option for your next girls’ night out, special occasion celebration, date night or fundraiser. Ready to paint the town red—or any other color? Here are five places that host paint night events on LI.
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Art In The Word, Dix Hills
Art In The Word hosts paint nights and BYOB paint nights led by art teachers experienced in the Bob Ross painting technique and other painting methods. Beginners are given step-by-step instructions and can expect a fun and interactive evening while learning brushstrokes and other painting basics.
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Lumber Jax, Commack
Lumber Jax is a custom sign company for your home that also offers three-hour DIY workshops. You can paint or stain your wood your desired color and create a sign that reflects your personality. You’ll be supplied all the materials required. The Lumber Jax mission is “for you to leave with a beautiful piece you are proud enough of to hang up in your home and say ‘Look what I made!’”
Paint Nite LI, various locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk
The Original Paint Nite® hosts two-hour step-by-step painting experiences at more than 70 restaurants, bars, wineries and breweries throughout Long Island. All classes are led by local hosts who will help you turn a blank slate into a masterpiece. Paint Nite unites fun with friends, food, drinks and creativity.
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Painting with a Twist, Baldwin
This recently opened paint and sip night destination owned by Baldwin native Joanne Bove “aims to inspire guests to come together to experience a unique ‘getaway’.” Classes are led by local artists who will guide you as you transform bare canvases into fun art. Beverages including wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. Bove describes Painting with a Twist as a place that offers “lighthearted entertainment that merges creativity and socializing, where friends come together to create memories and art.”
Muse Paintbar, Garden City, Great Neck, Port Jefferson and Woodbury
Muse Paintbar combines painting instruction with a restaurant and bar experience. A wide variety of food and beverages are available for purchase. Paint classes are held seven days a week and are led by skilled instructors. In addition to canvas painting sessions, they also offer special classes such as LED lights and wooden sign painting events.
Ready to create something special? Visit one the places above or see our complete paint night listings and start painting your masterpiece.