Drinking and Crafting Is Catching On in Maine
In this era of DIY everything and craft cocktail throwbacks, it's no wonder that events that involve drinking drinks and making crafts are cropping up everywhere.
Maine is no exception to the nationwide trend, and opportunities for boozy creations are everywhere you look! Let's see the top contenders:
For $35, you can meet up with crafters at Joshua's in Brunswick to make your own canvas bag while sipping delicious concoctions. This event is a one-time deal (for now) on May 17th, and the bag is largely assembly-only, so don't sweat it if you don't trust your art skills once you're a few sheets to the wind.
If you're looking for a chance to spruce up your housewares in a unique fashion, grab a six-pack and head to Thompson's Point, where Color Me Mine offers the opportunity to paint and fire your own pottery. Their instagram account is full of inspiration, and the studio is always BYOB so you can DIY party.
The Classic Paint Night
There's no shortage of boozy paint studios in Maine, including Portland's Muse Bar, which focuses on a specific piece of artwork and lesson for each session. If you're near Saco, you can head to Painting With A Twist, enjoy a drink and snack in their cozy studio while you're guided through creating an artistic masterpiece. Brewer, Maine encourages you to shop, paint, sip, and repeat in the Generations Boutique & Art Studio.
Whether you're a creative genius or an art-challenged wine enthusiast, you'll have a blast at any of these places. I'm just happy my own hobby has made it mainstream as its own industry!