Art and Culture

Imbibe, Enjoy Art and Interact with Others at Paint Nite

What do you get when you mix socializing and painting with dining and drinking? Give up? You get Paint Nite.  

The event

In fact, as this piece goes to press the next Paint Nite will be held at Last Name Brewing--the craft beer brewery formerly known as Dale Bros Brewery, located at 2120 Porterfield Way in Upland, California on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The artistic evening of food, drink, and paint will begin at 7 p.m.  No door time has been specified but it is a good rule of thumb to always arrive a little early especially since there will be a new beer available for what promoters call “Tapp’d Tuesday”. In addition, dinner will begin at 6 p.m.  The evening meal will be catered by Juju's Famous Ceviche of Upland, California. Jujus will be on site until approximately 9 p.m. for those who absolutely insist on arriving fashionably late.


Reportedly founded on April 1, 2012, Paint Nite is about beautifully blending both paint and cocktails to create a “picture perfect” night on the town.  It’s all about inspiring others to “drink creatively”.  According to various posts both on Facebook and the official website, Paint Nite focuses on shaking up your night-out with friends by providing a “perfect mix of alcoholic and artistic spirits.” The Paint Nite organization presently hosts their artsy alky event at numerous prime spots in over 150 locations around the world. In fact, they have already held happenings in over 1,000 restaurants and bars to date. The creative portion of Paint Nite runs about 2 hours as one of several master artists walk all in attendance through the process of creating a 16x20 inch acrylic painting, which they all get to take home and probably hang over the fireplace mantle or bedroom headboard.


If you would like to participate in a bit of craft beer imbibing and artistic expression but have a busy schedule there will be another Paint Nites at Last Name Brewery.  Observe:

  1. Tuesday, August 9
  2. Tuesday, August 23
  3. Tuesday, September 13
  4. Tuesday, September 27

If you cannot make it to Upland, California, the folks behind paint night say it is easy to find a Paint Nite event near you. Your admission covers the painting accessories and the cost of one of the bright green “Paint Nite” aprons.  They stress that you do not need to have any experience as a painter. For tickets, special discounts, details about specifically-themed, hosted or located Paint Nites and other, assorted, additional information, all interested artists can visit the official website at this link.  


(All photographs are courtesy of the original owners unless otherwise indicated)

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