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Muse Paintbar Prepares to Open at Virginia Gateway’s Promenade

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Friends toast while enjoying a glass of wine while painting at Muse Paintbar.

Combining painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, Muse Paintbar is proud to open its 21st location in Gainesville, Virginia’s vibrant Promenade at Virginia Gateway this November.

Guests in search of creative inspiration and a fun night out can learn from local skilled artists while enjoying a full selection of wine, beer and tapas. Muse Paintbar will also offer soft launch sessions ahead of the official opening, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.

Muse will open the doors to its Gainesville location in the Promenade at Virginia Gateway located at 14040 Linton Hall Road, alongside a variety of restaurants and retail venues within the suburban, family-friendly shopping hub.

“We’re excited to open in the bustling Promenade at Virginia Gateway,” says President and co-founder Stan Finch. “Given the community’s thriving arts and entertainment culture, we couldn’t be more pleased to open our new studio surrounded by such creativity and inspiration.”

The company believes the new 2,400 square-foot studio will be a natural addition to Gainesville other thriving activities. Muse hopes to be perfect venue for date night, a birthday celebration or a night out with friends, offering a variety of painting sessions each week that are open to everyone, regardless of artistic skill level. The venue is also available for private parties such as charity fundraisers, business social events, children’s birthday parties and bachelorette parties.


Art teacher leads a lesson at a children’s camp at Muse Paintbar.

In addition to standard paint sessions, Muse Paintbar offers couples’ night for a more intimate feel where romantic couples can create complementary paintings to hang side-by-side. Family nights are also available two to three times a month at a discounted price. In most locations, Muse also offers summer camps for kids.

“Muse allows local artists to share our passion and create art in a fun, relaxed atmosphere,” said co-founder and lead artist Vanessa Leigh. “Art can be intimidating, but we break down barriers by providing simple directions that allow people to gain confidence. By the end of the session, they’ve had fun and can take home an original work of art.”

With no artistic experience or supplies needed, Muse provides budding artists with acrylic paint, canvases and an apron while professional local artists guide guests from blank canvas to finished masterpiece that can be displayed at home, work, or even given as a thoughtful one-of-a-kind gift.

While working on their brushstrokes, guests can enjoy a wide selection of food, wine and beer. Muse also offers gift certificates and private party paintings geared toward a company or guest of honor.

To participate, guests simply visit, view the online calendar and sign up online. Classes average $35 per person, but prices may vary for special events or sessions.

Muse works hard to support the local economy and community and donates five percent of profits to local causes and charities.


“Starry Night” inspired mural inside one of the many east coast Muse Paintbar locations.

Reservations are suggested as most sessions sell out quickly.

Muse’s 21st studio marks the brand’s sixth D.C. metropolitan location following a rapid five-studio expansion just this Summer. Additional Muse Paintbar locations include Fairfax, VA; Annapolis, MD; Gaithersburg, MD; Richmond, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; plus several locations in New England and New York State.

For more information and a full list of other Muse Paintbar locations visit or contact the Gainesville location at 571-645-5200.

This article was submitted by Hafsa Siddiqi of MoKiMediaAll photos provided courtesy of Muse Paintbar.

The Promenade at Virginia Gateway is a premier community sponsor of Bristow Beat, helping to make our hyper-local news coverage possible. 

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