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Social painting grows popular at bars, art studios

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann demonstrates painting techniques during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann demonstrates painting techniques during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann demonstrates painting techniques during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann demonstrates painting techniques during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant paints a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant paints a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant paints a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant paints a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, participants paint a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, participants paint a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant's supplies are shown during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant's supplies are shown during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Meg Shollenberger, of Philadelphia, paints during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Meg Shollenberger, of Philadelphia, paints during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Meg Shollenberger, of Philadelphia, paints during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Meg Shollenberger, of Philadelphia, paints during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, participants paint a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, participants paint a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, participants paint a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, participants paint a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann, second from right, helps Julie Maletz, of Philadelphia, with her painting during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann, second from right, helps Julie Maletz, of Philadelphia, with her painting during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann, second from right, helps Julie Maletz, of Philadelphia, with her painting during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann, second from right, helps Julie Maletz, of Philadelphia, with her painting during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Christine Bailey, of Philadelphia, paints a jellyfish during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Christine Bailey, of Philadelphia, paints a jellyfish during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Christine Bailey, of Philadelphia, paints a jellyfish during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Christine Bailey, of Philadelphia, paints a jellyfish during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant's supplies are shown during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant's supplies are shown during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann demonstrates painting techniques during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann demonstrates painting techniques during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant paints a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant paints a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, participants paint a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant's supplies are shown during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Meg Shollenberger, of Philadelphia, paints during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Meg Shollenberger, of Philadelphia, paints during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, participants paint a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, participants paint a sunset during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann, second from right, helps Julie Maletz, of Philadelphia, with her painting during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, artist Andrea Vann, second from right, helps Julie Maletz, of Philadelphia, with her painting during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Christine Bailey, of Philadelphia, paints a jellyfish during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Christine Bailey, of Philadelphia, paints a jellyfish during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, a participant's supplies are shown during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Feel like painting the town red? Now you can now mix in some blue and yellow – and have a drink while you’re at it.

Social painting is becoming increasingly popular at bars and art studios across the country.

A ticket buys you a small canvas and the use of brushes and paint. Instructors offer step-by-step guidance while you eat, drink and tap your inner van Gogh.

Business owners say the experience allows artists to make a living doing what they love. And customers get a creative night out, not to mention a new piece of decor.

The picture appears rosy for the paint-and-sip industry. Companies like Boston-based Paint Nite say they are seeing explosive growth.

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