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Pinot's Palette Chesterfield visited Great Day St. Louis on KMOV on Friday, January 23rd, 2015.  Claire Kellett from KMOV met with owner Maureen Wilson about some of their upcoming Valentines parties coming up, including Date Night Paintings!  To check out some of the paintings Pinot's Palette Chesterfield will feature for Valentines, go to!

Monday, January 19, 2015
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Honored in GI Jobs Magazine

Our very own Waylon White was honored in GI Jobs online Magazine, featuring in February 2015.  He explains his long road to recovery, his service, and the process in which he and his family came to build a life in Kansas and start Pinot's Palette Lawrence.  

Since May 6th, 2009, Pinot's Palette has spread across the nation sharing the joy of art and entertainment to the public.  Through the years Pinot's Palette has maintained their integrity by providing franchisees with unmatched support and proven professional expertise.  For Veteran's initiative, Pinot's Palette offers a 10% discount for the initial franchisee fee. Please click the link below if you wish to learn more about franchising with Pinot's Palette. 

After 12 years of service to our country, we are honored and privileged to continue serving others by providing them with art, entertainment, and a sense of community.  We are dedicated to supporting our art community, to share the joy of creativity, and bring people together for a fun and relaxed atmosphere drinking your favorite beverage with friends, family, and co-workers while painting a memorable masterpiece to bring home.


Friday, January 16, 2015


 Award-Winning Paint and Sip to Continue “Rapid, Sustainable Expansion” into 2015

Houston, TX – January 15, 2015 – Pinot’s Palette, a fast-growing paint and sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 100th franchise agreement. The company reached thismilestone when Kathleen Walters and Michael Siman signed an agreement to open aPinot’s Palette studio in Princeton, N.J.

The Princeton location will be the ninth Pinot’s Palette studio in New Jersey.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kathleen and Michael to the Pinot’s Palette family,” said Craig Ceccanti, CEO and co-founder. “The Princeton studio represents a major milestone for our company and we look forward to continuing our rapid, sustainable growth well into 2015.”

In 2014, Pinot’s Palette added a record-breaking 40 new locations across the United States. In addition to expanding presence in California, New York, and New Jersey, the company also awarded franchise agreements in 14 new states.

Pinot’s Palette currently has locations in 31 states, and the company expects to increase its location size by 65 percent over the next year. Ceccanti also noted that the company’s recent awards from national publications have helped spread the word about Pinot’s Palette. The honors include: Franchise Business Review’s Top 50 Satisfaction Award (#1 incategory), Entrepreneur’s 500 List Ranked, Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchise List (#1 in Category), Entrepreneur’s Top-New Franchise List, and Entrepreneur’s Top Service Franchise List.

“When you have recognition from respected, national publications and 100 locations across the country, you’re officially a national brand,” Ceccanti said. “When (companypresident) Charles Willis and I started Pinot’s Palette five years ago, our goal was to make the company a household name across the country. Hitting the 100-location mark represents the realization of that goal.”

About Pinot’s Palette

Pinot's Palette is a pioneer of the “paint and sip” experience—a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people, and bond with friends. With 100 locations across the country and new locations popping up, Pinot’s Palette is the fastest-growing paint and sip franchise in the country. Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern, and creative ideas to their events, Pinot’s Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit

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Author: Samantha

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Pinot’s Palette of Red Bank to Celebrate Grand Opening with January 10 Open House for Community 

Family-owned paint-and-sip art studio will be the second Pinot’s Palette in Monmouth County 

RED BANK, N.J. - January 5, 2015 - Pinot’s Palette of Red Bank will celebrate the grand opening of its new downtown location from noon to 4 p.m. on January 10 at 12 Broad Street with an open house, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. 

The Saturday event will provide an opportunity for the local community to tour the studio and enjoy refreshments. The first public class will be at noon on January 11. 

Pinot’s Palette is an upscale “Paint & Sip” art where you can bring your friends, open your favorite bottle of wine and be inspired by our local artists who will guide customers step-by-step through a featured painting. At the end of the night...leave with your own masterpiece. 

Studio co-owner Dorothy Fadell is no stranger to the Pinot’s Palette franchise, and neither is her family. Dorothy is one of the owners at the Staten Island, N.Y. location, along with her brother, Fred Fadell and friend, Rich Barton. They are all partners in the Red Bank studio as well. 

“We are very excited to bring Pinot’s Palette to Red Bank,” Dorothy said. “Red Bank is such a charming community, full of people who appreciate fun and art. We offer another outlet for their creativity. We encourage everyone in the community to join us on January 

10th for our open house celebration.” 

“Dorothy, Fred and Rich brought the first Pinot’s Palette to New York and we are excited that they are expanding into New Jersey,” said Craig Ceccanti, chief executive officer and co-founder of Pinot’s Palette. “They have a keen understanding of what the local community wants, and we are thrilled to have them bring their talents to the vibrant and creative community of Red Bank.” 

Pinot’s Palette of Red Bank provides an expansive and beautifully designed two-room space with public classes held in the main studio and capacity for up to 48 painters and a smaller room for private events. The studio provides all of the art supplies needed for the class. Guests are invited to bring their own wine, beer or non-alcoholic drinks and food. The studio will provide wine glasses, corkscrews and ice buckets. Pinot’s Palette of Red Bank is the fourth studio to open in New Jersey. 

Founded in 2009, Pinot’s Palette offers guests an opportunity to create their own masterpiece from an extensive library of artwork while enjoying wine with friends and family. Guests can register online, over the phone or on the Pinot’s Palette iPhone app to attend two- or three-hour painting classes where they recreate the featured painting of the night guided by a local artist. 

More information is available at 

Friday, January 09, 2015

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  • A new art studio in downtown Red Bank where learning – or re-learning – to paint is a party, whether you’re a kid with a juice box or an adult sipping a glass of pinot noir.

The art studio is Pinot’s Palette, a franchise business at 12 Broad Street, in the space last occupied by Biagio Wood-Fired Pizza. Opening Saturday, it’s owned by Middletown resident Dorothy Fadell along with her brother, Fred Fadell, and Richard Barton, both of Staten Island.

The trio opened their first Pinot’s Palette on Staten Island last March, and the business has been so strong that they’re planning to open a third, in Brooklyn, Dorothy tells Churn.

The concept: come in and learn how to paint, or indulge a skill you’ve already developed.

“It’s the idea of bringing art to the masses,” says Fadell, a 43-year-old stepmother of three who also holds down a full-time marketing job in Manhattan. The typical first-time visitor, she says, “is someone who hasn’t picked up a paintbrush since fourth grade. But we also get people who are very artistic.”

Open to walk-in individuals, a gang of Girl Scouts or a gaggle of grown-up, would-be Gaugins, sessions take place in the 48-seat main room; there’s also a private party room in the back that can accommodate up to 24. An instructor leads the group, step-by-step, in the replication of a pre-selected image while assistants float about, offering guidance.

The atmosphere is buoyant, says Fadell, with music playing and, in the event of adult gatherings, wine and beer wetting whistles, a practice allowed under a BYOB ordinance passed by the borough council last year. Fadell will even supply plastic cups and plates for snacks.

The fee is $38 per-person for a two-hour session or $48 for a three-hour.

Fadell is looking to hire someone to manage the Red Bank location, which will initially be open Thursdays and Fridays beginning in the afternoon, and all day Saturdays, with additional hours to be added if the market demands, she says.

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