Pinot’s Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Shubhra Saxena to open its second studio in the Atlanta area in Johns Creek.
The location is scheduled to open next year and will be the 19th agreement for Pinot’s Palette in 2012 for Pinot’s Palette nationwide. An exact location in Johns Creek has not been determined.
“We are thrilled to welcome Shubhra Saxena to the Pinot’s Palette family and expand our brand’s footprint in Atlanta,” said Craig Ceccanti, chief executive officer, Pinot’s Palette. “We are confident that her experience in finance, coupled with her passion for art will make her the perfect addition to Pinot’s Palette.”
At Pinot’s Palette, guests sign up online to attend a two-hour or three-hour painting class where they are instructed by a local, trained artist on how to recreate the featured painting of the night. Pinot’s Palette provides art supplies, plates and wine glasses and guests are encouraged to bring their own wine and snacks. Franchisees have access to extensive painting libraries of artwork tested for all skill levels, as well as the ability to create their own paintings to respond to guests’ changing taste in artwork and local trends in their respective communities.
Prior to joining Pinot’s Palette, Shubhra always had a deep passion for entertaining and the arts. She also obtained a master’s degree in finance and dreamed of one day opening her own business. After researching various franchise concepts, she decided Pinot’s Palette was the perfect fit based on the brand’s unique concept, great infrastructure and corporate support.
“I’ve always loved to entertain and paint, and I’m so excited to be able to bring my passions and my education together to open my very own paint and sip studio,” said Shubhra. “The concept allows me to make art accessible to people without art backgrounds, and I’m confident the Atlanta community will love it.”
Pinot’s Palette is poised to expand in cities throughout the country and recently signed a franchise agreement for the brand’s first West Coast studio in San Francisco. Pinot’s Palette currently has locations throughout the Greater Houston area, as well as in Atlanta; San Antonio, Texas; Chicago, Ill., Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla., Fort Collins, Colo., Louisville, Ky., Lafayette, La., Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo., and Allen, Texas.
“We are looking for professionals with strong community ties and a passion for creating memorable experiences to help grow the company into new markets,” said Charles Willis, president of Pinot’s Palette. “Our proven systems and extensive corporate support differentiate us from our competitors and make us an ideal franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to bring a strong Paint and Sip concept to their city.”
For more information visit www.PinotsPalette.com.