What could be better than an afternoon filled with good friends, good food, good drinks, and good art?

As someone who is always looking for new ways to engage the family, Paint-Bug provides me with the opportunity to get my kids away from the video games and involved in a hands on, immersive experience. Paint-Bug offers a kids eat and paint for free event that makes this not only engaging but affordable. They use non-toxic acrylic paint making it safe for the little ones and a worry free environment for the parents.

For those seeking a more adult friendly time, there are multiple painting opportunities specifically geared toward the more mature crowd and they offer private bookings for special events ranging from birthdays and team building workshops to bachelorette parties. They provide all materials even for private bookings.

Whether you’re an art lover or here purely for a good time and good drinks, the teacher, Abbi Cord, provides a relaxed environment that will make it an enjoyable event for all involved. Her background in art education and passion for animals comes through in her professional manner and animal inspired art. Her flawless execution and detailed instructions make for an easy time even for those who might not be as familiar with a paintbrush. I loved the bright colors she uses and the way she makes it seamless and easy to follow.

The best part of Paint-Bug is their overwhelming support for the local Asheville community. They offer discounts to those with a GoLocal card and have carefully chosen local Asheville restaurants for hosting their events. They keep it local with local supplies, local beer, and local artists making their impact on the local economy, something anybody can feel guilt free about when choosing to invest their hard earned money.

If Paint-Bug leaves you wanting more after the dinner is over, you can check out their online store where they sell prints, pillows, phone covers, tee-shirts, blankets, and much more featuring the art created by Abbi Cord. Her colorful details and animal inspired portraits are something that will compliment any home.

The Paint-Bug comes highly recommended and didn’t leave me disappointed. It is something I am looking forward to experiencing over and over again and the wonderful art I created leaves a lasting memory for me to enjoy with my family.


86 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

2:00 PM Admission: $30

(828) 581-9277




86 Patton Avenue

Asheville, NC 28801