DISCOVER DOWNTOWN like never before!
Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the GREAT businesses located here in downtown. Get to know the owners and their products from checking out their answers to a series of fun questions!
What is the name of your business and who is the owner(s)?
Pinot’s Palette owned by Mari and Eric Kessenich
What service(s) and/or product(s) do you offer?
Pinot’s Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art while enjoying a beer or a glass of wine while meeting new people and bonding with friends
What inspired you to start your business?
We wanted to bring art to the masses, in a fun party environment!
What are 3 words that describe your business?
Creative, Social, Painting
If your business had a theme song, what would it be?
Get This Party Started by P!nk
What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
There are no mistakes, only happy accidents
What's something about your business nobody knows?
You don’t need to be an artist to make a beautiful painting!
What do you love most about being in Downtown Appleton?
We love when people stop and look in the windows when we are holding a class, their facial expression always reads as amazement!
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
The power to help people relax, I mean the beer and wine does a pretty good job but besides that! A lot of people are self-critical, but we should all strive to do art because it’s fun not to achieve perfection. There’s so much beauty in the imperfect!
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be and why?
Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Kehinde Wiley, and Georgia O’Keeffe, because they are some of our artist instructors’ favorite artists.
If you had to describe your business as an animal, which one would it be?
A dolphin, they are creative, social, and do a lot of things just for the fun of it, just like us.
Something else fun and unique about your business you want to share?
Every now and then we do things other than paint, last holiday season we taught several classes on finger knitting chunky knit blankets! Watch our calendar for future DIY activities.
Learn more about Pinot's Palette Appleton and plan your visit, check them out on Facebook! Click here.