Northeast Johnson County residents looking to broaden their artistic horizons – and maybe have a little wine in the process — will have a new go-to destination starting Thursday.
Pinot’s Palette had its soft opening at the Village Shops last week, and will hold its first class open to the public Thursday at 7 p.m. The Village Shops location is the second in the metro area for owner Deb Nemec, who opened her first location in Leawood last year. Nemec and her daughter Kelly Flowers will be operating the Prairie Village location with assistance from office administrator Brittnee Catlin, a recent University of Kansas art grad who will be teaching some of the classes as well.
Flowers said Pinot’s Palette will eventually offer four public classes each week, one on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the space will be available to rent for group events. Each class runs two or three hours and features step by step instructions from an artist on how to create a specific painting.
“But we always encourage creativity,” Flowers said. “If they want to go off on their own and experiment with different colors, we think that’s great.”
Patrons can bring their own beverages, or purchase wines from the store’s list. Rimann Liquors is the store’s wine provider.
Pinot’s Palette will be holding an open house during the Prairie Village Art Fair from 5-9 p.m. Friday and noon-8 p.m. Saturday. For more information on their classes, visit their website here.