RElove All Things Shabby already sells art, but now there will be a business within the business where customers can make their own art.
Christy Skinner is opening the Artly Crew, A Paint Party Studio, at RElove, which is at 515 N. Woodlawn.
The business is similar to others that offer painting lessons in the form of parties.
“It’s on a much smaller, intimate level,” Skinner says.
She has room for up to a dozen painters, who can bring their own refreshments.
Single or small groups of painters can join other painters on open-paint nights or schedule parties of their own for six or more.
“I make it kind of a little bit more personal,” Skinner says.
For instance, she says she adds ribbon for hanging pictures to make sure they don’t wind up in people’s closets.
She says she also wants to offer one-on-one help “for all those people who are scared to death and think they can’t paint.”