Bed-Stuy Wine Bar Boasts a Boozy Art Class

By Paul DeBenedetto | August 1, 2014 10:31am | Updated on August 4, 2014 8:37am
 An artist at a recent "Painting and Sipping" event. The monthly painting event is held at Therapy Wine Bar, where people can drink and channel their inner artist.
An artist at a recent "Painting and Sipping" event. The monthly painting event is held at Therapy Wine Bar, where people can drink and channel their inner artist.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A Bed-Stuy wine bar is channeling Basquiat with a buzz for a monthly painting event.

Therapy Wine Bar, at 364 Lewis Ave., offers locals the chance to paint on their own canvas while throwing back a few glasses of wine with a monthly event called "Painting and Sipping," the boozy brainchild of co-owner Anthony Williams.

While looking for ways to expand the bar's brand, Williams said he reached out to an artist friend and developed the idea.

"I find that most people who are into wine like art as well, so it was kind of the perfect marriage," Williams said. "It caught on immediately, so my hunch was correct."

For $45, Williams and a lead artist offer up all the materials, including canvas, acrylic paints and easels. The fee also comes with lessons on how to mix and blend colors, as well as a free glass of wine, beer or whiskey.