BYOB At A New Oakland Art Studio Doesn't Mean Bring Your Own Brushes

September 07, 2014, 10:51 AM

Adults learning to paint can lubricate creativity with alcoholic beverages at a new Clarkston art studio.


To give classes and workshops a party-like atmosphere, the aptly named Picasso’s Grapevine lets attendees bring wine, Natalie Broda writes at Crain's.

Leanna Haun opened the business in June after 20 years as a corporate controller; she explains the business as one part wine, one part paint and one part entertainment. 

The Oakland shop's slogan is "Everything's more fun with wine!"

And who knows -- this new type of DUI (drawing under the influence) could produce impressively uninhibited works . . . or an art studio version of writing that seems profound when stoned and bewildering the morning after.

-- Alan Stamm

Read more:  Crain's Detroit Business

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