Pinot’s Palette: Paint, Drink and Enjoy

Pinot's Palette in Montclair allows for creativity and fun all at the same time!

Pinot’s Palette offers locals a guided class to unlock their inner artist.

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Photo by Agostini Photography for The Montclair Dispatch.

For locals in search of a fun activity for their next night out, Pinot’s Palette at 351 Bloomfield Ave. may be the perfect destination. Pinot’s Palette offers locals the chance to open a bottle of wine and experience painting in a way they never thought they could. After any guided class, visitors bring home the masterpiece they’ve created from their own two hands. For both amateurs and professionals, this art studio intends to provide a creative and relaxed evening to inspire everyone.

Pinot’s Palette owner, Colleen Carlee stated, “Next month will be our third anniversary in Montclair. This location was our first in New Jersey and we knew it would be the perfect place. Montclair has such wonderful support for the arts. Our experience so far has been phenomenal. We have customers from across Essex County.”

Pinot’s Palette caters to individual artists, private parties and corporate events. Former customers have booked spots in the classroom for bachelorette parties, bridal showers and team training exercises. Gift certificates are also offered.

The studio has received positive feedback thus far on all classes. Carlee stated, “Everyone is on their phones all the time—people come here to unplug and enjoy themselves. This is a place that people can disconnect from technology and reconnect with their friends and family. It’s a very in-the-moment, creative activity and that’s why I feel it’s been so popular.”

After booking a class, customers can dress as casual or dressy as they like. Although the team at Pinot’s Palette provides an apron as a layer of clothes protection, it is always advised to dress in something comfortable. Clients bring their favorite drinks and snacks and the studio provides corkscrews, ice buckets, plates and silverware for the evening.

pinot's palette
Photo by Agostini Photography for The Montclair Dispatch.

Studio events at Pinot’s Palette run throughout the week. Public Wine and Paint Classes run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Paint your pet at a “Project Pet” class or bring your kids to one of the “Family Day” courses provided throughout the year. Pinot’s Palette offers Sunday Brunch every Sunday with bagels and orange juice included for those interested in a day-time event. Children can enjoy an extended offering of classes during the summer season as well.

As part of their mission, the Pinot’s Palette team comes together to support local organizations throughout the year. Painting it Forward is a fundraiser series that moves money towards such initiatives as animal rescue, school PTAs and small business owners. Pinot’s Palette runs Painting it Forward as often as possible and those interested may find a number of events running within the same month.

Every September, Pinot’s Palette runs a nation-wide fundraiser that combines the efforts of over one hundred Pinot’s Palettes around the country. On Sept. 28, Pinot’s Palette will be donating part of their funds to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

For more information or to book an event, Pinot’s Palette in Montclair can be reached at (973) 744-7500. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

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