Best Paint & Wine Spots in New Mexico 2024!

Remember those paint-by-number kits where instructions told you what color went where and to stay within the lines? This novel activity takes that concept, making it much more fun. Participants create their masterpieces and get to sip on their favorite glass of wine (or sometimes beer and cocktails) for some added inspiration! These are the top locations in New Mexico to enjoy paint and wine in 2024.

Kelly Jo Designs by Wine, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM

Owner Kelly Jo Kuchar has been teaching people how to paint for years in this, the state’s first paint and sip studio. As an artist and ceramics designer who knows her craft, she helps people overcome their reticence to put color on canvas. Class fee includes materials and instruction. Wine and beer are available for purchase. There’s a private studio on-site and the space accommodates large groups. Looking for a unique fundraiser? This is the place! 

Wine Down with Art, Albuquerque, NM

Local art therapist and teacher Suki Willoughby creates a fun evening where everyone goes home with a masterpiece of their own doing. Classes are held at local restaurant Mykonos Cafe & Taverna, a relaxing and homey setting that puts all participants at ease. Wine and beer, plus a full menu of food are available. A little music, time with friends and family and discovering that painting is fun is a recipe for a great night out. Materials are included in class fee. 

Gallup Arts, Gallup, NM

Wine and painting classes are sponsored by Gallup Arts, a non-profit that seeks to “foster creativity, culture, commerce and quality of life in Gallup and McKinley County through the arts.” The class is conducted by a master artist from the community who instructs on painting basics like blending color, brush use and … how to make painting fun. Complimentary wine and snacks, plus all painting materials included in the fee. Discover your own artistic expression here! 

Bubbly heArt Studio, Santa Fe, NM

All you need to bring to this activity is your imagination. Professional artists with help you find your artistic style. In just about two hours, you’ll complete a unique work-of-art and in the process make, not just a masterpiece, but memories too. All supplies, canvas, paint, brushes and apron, are included in the cost, plus refreshments! Seating is limited so be sure to make a reservation.

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