This week, I had the opportunity to visit the Cheers to Art studio and sit down with owners Michael and Jill Carroll, who are our first featured artists of the week for our Wearable Art Fashion Show (for more information about this event or to buy tickets, click here!) I’ll be featuring one vendor a day from the event so you can learn more about who will be there and get excited about the event!
Walking into the Cheers to Art studio, located in Madeira, I was greeted by both Michael and Jill Carroll sitting at their painting easels with their aprons on and paint brushes in hand. Their welcoming spirit and the overall atmosphere instantly made me want to join in. Once I saw all the finished paintings hanging on the wall behind them, I knew this place was special.
These paintings, along with the wall of windows on the opposing side, create an open and inviting environment for both amateur and experienced artists to come and paint with them. After a few minutes of talking to Jill, I instantly got the vibe that she could turn any night out in their studio into a party instead of a typical painting lesson. Jill emphasized to me that about 90% of people who come to Cheers to Art are not artists, yet leave with a work of art (if you don’t believe me look at their Facebook page filled with pictures to prove it)!
At the Cheers to Art studio it’s all about getting together with your family and friends to have a good time together while being creative and sipping on your favorite glass of wine or bottle of beer- since Cheers to Art does have a wine and beer license.
Cheers to Art offers open painting, scheduled classes, ladies night and fundraisers each month. For a full list of these events please visit their calendar, which will also show what piece of art each class will be painting that session (private events do get to select the painting).
To register, and for more information, please visit: CheersToArt.com or call (513) 271-2793. Both Michael and Jill will have a table at the Wearable Art Fashion Show on Friday, July 22 at Lunar Lounge with all proceeds benefiting Kenzie’s CLOSET. They will be bringing sample paintings, pictures of their events and have a drawing for a free session!