Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:03

Saratoga Paint and Sip Celebrates Five Years

Photo by Ashley Kitto. Photo by Ashley Kitto.

SARATOGA SPRINGS —Saratoga Paint and Sip, a local family-owned business, will hold a grand re-opening celebration to thank its customers, vendors, team members and community for five years of tremendous business growth.

The public is welcome to visit Saratoga Paint and Sip on Friday, June 2 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. In addition to the celebration, the business is offering $25 seats through the month of June in its downtown Saratoga location at 80 Henry Street.

A ribbon cutting will commence at 3:30 p.m. complete with a painted cake to share, a cupcake decorating station for the Pint Size Picassos in attendance and champagne to go around. Attendees are free to bring artwork created at the studio to display.

In 2012, Catherine Hover and her husband, Mark, started Saratoga Paint and Sip. The couple, originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, did not know a person when they moved to the area. When thinking about the concept and seeing what other businesses offered in the area, they knew they were on to something since nothing like that had existed until this studio opened.

The Hovers wanted a sense of community and they found that in Saratoga, specifically on Henry Street. They wanted a place that people could feel creative and have a little fun, a place to go with friends, have a drink, and produce individual works of art with the help of the 24 aspiring artists and instructors.

The idea is to have an easy-to-follow piece of art for the inexperienced painter.

“I can tell you it does not get old when I walk into someone’s house that has been at the studio and I see what they created in our studio,” said Catherine Hover. “It’s something they are proud of, gives them a sense of accomplishment and that’s what it is all about. We are proud of what we accomplished over the last five years and excited for where we are headed. We could not be prouder to be a part of this community.”

The talents and enthusiasm of the staff, coupled with Catherine’s inspiring vision, are the key elements to the success Saratoga Paint and Sip.

“When you have something good, competition, like it or not, is a part of business,” Hover continued. “There have been several other businesses that tried to re-create what we have but I have the best support system and team by my side to make us stand out. If I were ready to give up every time a new competitor popped up, we would not have made it this far. Competition is a powerful fuel for motivation.”

Since opening the original studio and first of its kind to the area, Saratoga Paint and Sip expanded to two more locations in Latham and Burlington, Vermont. The combined three studios have brought in over 150,000 patrons and are seen as the go-to places for girls’ nights and for businesses hosting team-builder workshops. The Hovers insure that every location produces the same fun experience by which the company was founded.

For more information, call 518-584-8244 or visit the website

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