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  • December 1, 2016

    A Brush and a Brew

    Linda Ciampa takes a look at Paint Nite - a company that has hit on the right mix of creativity and socializing. Read More

  • August 17, 2016

    How These Founders Turned Girls' Night Out Into a $55 Million Business

    Paint Nite set out to reimagine girls' night out. Along the way, it discovered that empowering local artists and entrepreneurs could pave the road to hearty sales. Read More

  • August 17, 2016

    2 Mass. Startups Make Top 10 of INC.'s Fastest-Growing Firms

    Two Massachusetts startups climbed into the top 10 of Inc. magazine’s annual ranking of fastest-growing private companies. Paint Nite, a Somerville company that hosts group painting events at local bars, was the second-fastest-growing private company in the nation, according to the Inc. 5000. Read More

  • August 17, 2016

    These are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in America in 2016

    You’ve heard of hockey-stick growth. These companies live it. Meet America’s 10 fastest-growing companies. Read More

  • August 17, 2016

    Paint Nite, Chicken and Rice Guys Land on the 2016 INC. 5000 List

    Paint Nite and Chicken and Rice Guys are among the top 10 Boston-area companies that landed on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing companies. In all, about 150 Massachusetts companies were on this year's list. Read More

  • August 17, 2016

    How Paint Nite Expanded to 1,600 Cities in 4 Years

    It seems like such a simple concept: Create a platform that brings friends together for an evening of casual painting and drinks at a local bar. But what began as Paint Nite the concept back in 2012 at Clery's Bar in Boston's Back Bay has ballooned into Paint Nite the empire just four years later; just today, Inc. magazine named the Somerville-based company No. 2 on its annual "Inc. 5000" list of the fastest-growing companies in America. Read More

  • August 17, 2016

    Two Local Companies Ranked Among Fastest-Growing Startups

    The entrepreneurs leading two Boston-area startups have some celebrating to do this week after Inc. magazine added them near the top of its List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. Finishing in second-place on the list was Paint Nite, whose pop-up lessons in making art while drinking started making it big in 2012 as the lucrative trend first started to take off. Read More

  • July 14, 2016

    From Bars to Textile Mills, Make Art this Summer

    There are many museums and cultural centers in the Lower Hudson Valley where you can see art, but why not make some of your own? If you want to learn to paint like Picasso or get instruction on the right techniques in wheel-throwing (that's pottery-making jargon) there are lots of ways to get creative. Read More

  • June 10, 2016


    Paint Nite asked 1,000 Americans questions about their best friends and got some interesting answers. Things like organ donation, money lending and more. Read More

  • May 11, 2016

    Paint Nite Uses Google Apps to Create a Flexible Workplace

    Paint Nite offers a different kind of nightlife experience. Guided by a local artist, our customers spend a few hours sipping cocktails and painting at a local bar. Working together to create something great is in our DNA, which is why we’ve used Google Apps since the company was founded in 2012. Read More

  • April 11, 2016

    You are Entitled to a Creative Voice

    Last week my dad posted pictures of a Paint Nite he went to at a local cafe. The photos looked like everyone was having a grand ole' time, his painting was actually really cool. Read More

  • March 20, 2016

    The Real Cost of Finding Love

    A recent survey found the average American spends more than $20,000 on dating before they decide to get married. Read More

  • March 17, 2016

    How Much Money the Average American Spends on Dating in a Lifetime

    The experience of dating is various and vast, Goldilocksian: Some love it, some hate it, some are in-between. We can all agree, though, that dating costs money for at least one of the two on an average date — so exactly how much money do we spend on dating, on average, before we find "The One"? According to a new poll, quite a pretty penny. Read More

  • March 14, 2016

    Study: The Real Cost of True Love

    A new survey calculates the cost of finding love by calculating how much Americans spend on dates before getting married. It found it took an average of five-and-a-half years of dating to find a partner—during which people will spend $20, 276 on dating. Read More

  • March 4, 2016

    Painting, Sipping and Selling Wine

    One of the biggest shifts in wine in the past decade has been the increasing diversity of places to buy it. Who predicted 10 years ago that Starbucks would be selling Sauvignon Blanc? But the most unusual new sales opportunity for wineries may be the growing number of fun-focused events at which consumers can taste wines while channeling their inner Renoir (or Bob Ross). Read More

  • February 26,2016

    How Paint Nite is Turning Painting Into a Serious Business

    Paint Nite, the company behind the popular guided, social painting events hosted at bars, isn’t really about artistry or even alcohol — it’s about fulfilling a largely untapped need for a social experience, according to CEO Dan Hermann. Hermann and co-founder Sean McGrail saw that potential in the first social painting event they attended. Read More

  • February 12, 2016

    Romance that Doesn't Break the Bank: How to Save on Valentine's Day

    Get Creative at Paint Nite - Candle-lit dinners and decadent desserts are what we've all come to expect from Valentine's Day, but don't be afraid to think outside the box and take your date on a less conventional outing. It could just wind up saving you some big bucks. Read More

  • February 9,2016

    Best-Ever Valentine's Day Gift Guide

    2 Passes to Paint Nite - Paint Nite is a fun night out with friends, where you create art over cocktails at a local bar or restaurant with a professional artist. Read More

  • February 2, 2016

    Paint Nite Creating the Perfect Night Out for Some Winnipeggers

    Looking for a way to find your creative side? How about trying a Paint Nite with friends and family. Paint Nite Winnipeg is one of 1400 cities taking part in five countries, that offer a two hour painting session with an instructor where you get to transform a blank canvas into an piece of art. Read More

  • November 29, 2015

    Top 4 Holiday Gifts for Fun with Your Housemates

    Celebrating the holidays with friends? Take your housemates out for a unique night of painting and fun at Paint Nite, available at locations across the country! Paint Nite is the perfect gift for a group of women...quality time spent together, you get to take home a masterpiece AND you get sip on cocktails! Read More

  • November 25, 2015

    Brushes and Beer: Paint Nite Inspiring People of Halifax to Drink Creatively

    In pubs around Halifax, paint brushes are becoming as popular as a beer. Paint Nite Halifax sees bar patrons put brushes to canvas for a two-hour, artist-led social painting session. Read More

  • November 17, 2015

    100 Cool Gifts Under $50 for Everyone on Your List

    Paint Nite is the perfect girls' night out - wine and a masterpiece to take home! Read More

  • October 03, 2015

    What to do in a New City: Paint and Sip

    You've probably already heard about those painting classes where you drink wine, but now the classes are happening in bars and restaurants in more than 1,350 cities, thanks to Paint Nite (whose motto is 'drink creatively'). Read More

  • August 26, 2015

    Paints and Pinot: Why Adults are Heading to Their Local Bars for Art Lessons

    If you've got a Facebook account, chances are you've seen photos of your friends holding up works of art that they've painted, often with wine glass in hand. Since Paint Nite launched in Canada, in June 2013, people across the country have been discovering the joy of painting with a little liquid inspiration on the side. Read More

  • July 28, 2015

    Alcohol Fueled Artistry

    Who said painting had to be a quiet and solitary activity? WGBH's Edgar Herwick takes on Paint Nite. Read More

  • July 01, 2015

    How Paint Nite is Saving the Amerian Bar

    Most startup creation myths involve seeing a solution to some horrifying problem no one else noticed. Not so for Dan Hermann and Sean McGrail, who were at a female friend's birthday party four years ago, drinking wine and painting landscapes, and said, "More of this!" Read More

  • February 20, 2015

    Social Painting Startup Paint Nite Raises $13M in Funding

    Paint Nite, a Somerville-based startup that offers nightly group painting workshops with cocktails at various locations, has raised $13 million in equity funding. Read More

  • February 01, 2015

    How Paint Nite Started a Party-Planning Revolution

    Co-founders Dan Hermann and Sean McGrail cut down on overhead costs by organizing art parties in bars. Read More

  • November 29, 2015

    How to Launch a Business with just $10K

    Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg on how entrepreneurs can start a business for less than $10,000 and other startups that have made it big. Read More

  • June 29, 2015

    Raising a Glass - and a Paint Brush - at Lansing Bars

    Paint Nite merges art instruction with the social scene of local bars. Current State’s Scott Pohl went to Paint Nite a while back to see what’s going on. Read More

  • August 25, 2015

    Learn How to be an Artist in a Few Short Hours with Paint Nite

    Grace Dawson from Paint Nite tells us how you can have a fun night out while also creating a beautiful piece of art. Read More

  • May 29, 2015

    Painting Parties Mix Creativity and Cocktails

    Some people view a paint party as a fun alternative to the dinner and a movie routine on a weekend night, said Mary Kate Prato, the Westchester manager of Paint Nite events. “Going out and drinking is fun, but doing something else while you drink is even more fun,” she said. Read More

  • June 26, 2014

    Paint and Sip Parties Popping up All Over the South Suburbs.

    Events where people can paint while drinking and socializing have been popping up all over the suburbs lately (see accompanying article), and ifthe growth of Paint Nite is any indication, the so-called “paint and sip” industry is faring quite well. Read More

  • June 02, 2014

    Paintin' then Town

    A new phenomenon is sweeping the Queen City and taking its art scene by storm. Paint Nite Buffalo offers guided painting lessons at area bars or restaurants for friends, family and co-workers to take part in what is being called “social painting”. Read More

  • May 02, 2014

    Art Activity Aims for Adult Amateurs After Hours

    "Take the idea of teaching a class and putting it - really fun - in a bar environment," said Ariel Azani, owner of The Cupping Room Cafe in New York's SoHo neighborhood. "It spoke to me in a very interesting way." Read More

  • August 01, 2013

    Paint Nite Combines Art Lessons an Alcohol at Bars and Restaurants.

    The recipe is simple—take one part painting class, add one part bar, and shake. The result: a night of fun in which people paint their faces more often than the canvas. Read More

  • March 31, 2014

    Patriot Rob Gronkowski Helped Celebrate Anniversary of Paint Nite

    Patriot Rob Gronkowski helped celebrate the second anniversary of the Boston-based Paint Nite on Sunday. Gronkowski’s own painting, made during the event at Ned Devine’s, was auctioned off to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society. Read More

  • March 27, 2014

    Cocktails and Canvas: Try Sipping Wine and Swirling Paint for Next R.I. Night Out

    With paint-filled plates, mini easels and plastic tablecloths scattered everywhere, it looks like a 9-year-old’s birthday party is about to go down at Johnston’s Bishop Hill Tavern. Read More

  • March 23, 2014

    Painting the Town: Painting Parties are Spreading Around Tampa Bay

    Paint Nite, a company that offers sessions at bars and restaurants, began hosting events in Safety Harbor and Clearwater for the first time this month. Within the past year, Paint Nite, founded in 2012, has expanded to 77 cities worldwide with more than 1,000 events held each month, according to company officials. Read More

  • March 18, 2014

    Painting the Town

    My wife and I are having a date at Paint Nite, which is exactly what it sounds like. Participants are supplied with paint brushes, a blank 16"x20" canvas, a palette of paint and that all-important apron. By the end of the night, everyone leaves with a personally-created, original work of art – or a sloppy approximation of a landscape, if you're anything like me. Read More

  • October 14, 2013

    Paint Nite Helps Singles Brush Up Against Other Art Lovers at New York City Bars

    Paint Nite, the city’s hottest new happy-hour craze, mixes alcohol with art class in nightly acrylic-on-canvas lessons in bars across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Read More