Wine & Design, a North Carolina-based paint-and-sip company made semi-famous by a “Shark Tank” appearance, has inked a franchise deal to open its first Arizona location next week.
The 1,398-square-foot location at 16459 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite C-101, in Scottsdale, will open its doors Tuesday, June 13. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 4 p.m., and a class will begin at 6:30 p.m. In true paint-and-sip fashion, there will be complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, prizes, giveaways and a special introductory rate of $20 for the class.
Sarah Glover, the franchise owner, has a background in arts administration and, upon doing research about different paint-and-sip companies, felt that Wine & Design was the best for her.
“I think they have a lot more options, great attitude and a woman-owned aspect to it,” she said.
Companies like Wine & Design generally offer nightly art classes and private parties accompanied by an ever-flowing supply of wine.
Glover said her franchise will largely set itself apart because of its location, and because it will offer classes with nude male models, which she said will “make a big splash.”
“It’s a deluxe, kind of north Scottsdale, high-level experience,” she said. “The studio is outfitted from the best of everything you want. We’re catering to a market with a lot of disposable income.”
After the first week’s lower rates, a standard two-hour class will run at $45. Classes will be offered Monday through Saturday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
The first artists she’s tapped to teach classes are Arizona paint-and-sip vets TJay Nelson and Nancy Lyon.
In addition to nightly classes, Wine & Design locations offer kids’ sessions, team building packages for offices and private sessions for birthdays, bachelorette parties and all manner of other events, said Maggie Moon, Wine & Design chief operations officer. The company operates more than 70 locations across 16 states.