Thirsty Palette Opens Its Doors to Amateur Painters to Create “Intoxicating Art”

Article Dustin Freund | Photography Christina Sandberg

In November, the Thirsty Palette became Leawood and Overland Park’s first painting party cocktail lounge. Located on the south side of Hawthorne Plaza, this family-owned business combines people’s love of creating art with sipping on their favorite beer, wine or cocktail. And the best part—no painting experience is required.

Every Tuesday through Saturday evening, Thirsty Palette features an individual painting that people may sign up to create at ThirstyPalette.com. That evening, the artist of the featured painting will demonstrate to the class stroke-by-stroke how to paint a near-identical version of it. Once the two-hour session is complete, attendees will then have a new piece of art to take home.

The featured paintings might range from a cozy snowman to a colorful cupcake to the KU Jayhawk, and new paintings are featured every month.

Along with the nightly sessions, the Thirsty Palette can also host private events, birthday parties for children and adults, baby showers, bachelorette parties, team-building exercises, and more. And best of all, special requests for a specific painting idea can be made for any private event.

Included in the cost of both public and private painting sessions are brushes, paints, canvases, setup, cleanup and artist demonstration. Co-founder Jenny Ball first came up with the idea for the Thirsty Palette when her mother took her to a painting party in Denver.

“People’s apprehensions may keep them away from something like this, but then they attend a painting party and realize they were totally wrong,” Ball says. “That’s exactly how I felt that day in Denver, and now I own one! Anybody can paint, and you are guaranteed to have a good time and to have a new wonderful piece of art to add to your home.”

For more information about the Thirsty Palette or to schedule an event, call 913.515.4975 or email Jenny@ThirstyPalette.com.